#WaterWatch , The Smart Water Meter Challenge

The Geasy: Stellies innovation changing our water consumption

Stellenbosch University has developed an intelligent geyser monitoring device that will allow users to monitor and control their hot water geyser over the internet.

Geasy is attached to a geyser and promises to save energy and monitors water flow.

Dr Thinus Booysen, senior lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University says that the project was a collaborative effort between the university and water research commission.

It also allows you to detect bursts and shuts off the supply of water and electricity once the burst is detected. It allows you to schedule control so you can optimize energy usage.

If you have forgotten to switch off the geyser before leaving the house, the geyser can be switched off through an app on the phone or program on a computer, expains Dr Booysen.

Geasy comes with a sim card and a modem which automatically reports to their server where the data is processed and give feedback to the user.

An internet connection is needed to access the data.

Booysen says they have 60 units that are up and running in Stellenbosch and Mpumalanga and will have 300 out by end November.

For more info on this innovation, visit their website.

Watch how Geasy works below:

Listen to the full conversation below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : The Geasy: Stellies innovation changing our water consumption


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM
Read More
DA calls for urgent investigation into illegal sale of strategic oil stocks

DA calls for urgent investigation into illegal sale of strategic oil stocks

The DA has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa asking him to initiate an urgent Special Investigation Unit into the case.

Test Kitchen redesigns operations into 'Drought Kitchen' to save water and jobs

Test Kitchen redesigns operations into 'Drought Kitchen' to save water and jobs

Award-winning chef Luke Dale-Roberts explains how they've ensured no job losses and continued operations during the tough drought.

The rise and fall of the #Guptas

The rise and fall of the #Guptas

Jessica Bezuidenhout explains the plight of the Guptas and how they fell from power and the strike at their Optimum Coal Mine.

Cape Town gets R20.8million for drought relief

Cape Town gets R20.8million for drought relief

Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille says the money will be used for drilling boreholes and installing pumps.

Cape officials to harvest 500 million litres of new water a day

Cape officials to harvest 500 million litres of new water a day

Mayor of Cape Town speaks to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about plans to provide more water amidst the ongoing drought.

CoCT to finally install management devices to curb water guzzlers

CoCT to finally install management devices to curb water guzzlers

Water Demand Management Devices will restrict water usage to the acceptable level of consumption as per requirements.

Popular articles
I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

Stephen Grootes says he believes former Eskom CEO Brian Dames when said he was not formally introduced to the Gupta family.

Minister Zwane confirms trips to Dubai and Switzerland

Minister Zwane confirms trips to Dubai and Switzerland

EWN parliamentary correspondent Gaye Davis says Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane received detailed and tough questions.

Zweli Mkhize 'taken by surprise' with latest cabinet reshuffle

Zweli Mkhize 'taken by surprise' with latest cabinet reshuffle

The ANC treasurer-general confirmed Mantashe’s comments that the President did not consult the ANC leadership on the reshuffle.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

How to make your first million

How to make your first million

Warren Ingram discusses his new book in which he shares practical ways for ordinary people to achieve financial freedom.

'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

Bruce Whitfield interviews the razor-sharp tongued Vestact MD Paul Theron about his money hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Meet Errol Musk - father of Elon, the most innovative entrepreneur of our age

Meet Errol Musk - father of Elon, the most innovative entrepreneur of our age

Elon Musk, as you’d expect, hails from an exceptional family. Bruce Whitfield interviews his Capetonian father.