The Bay of Plenty Times has reported that “smart water meters” are being considered for Tauranga. According to the article the new technology could be in use within two years and”involves the remote activation of a radio signal from a transponder attached to the meter.
The putative “benefit” to residents is that “that the householder can set a limit on how much they want to pay for water so that when the figure is exceeded, it triggers an alarm.”
There is already a limited trial of “smart meters” for water occurring in Tauranga, according to the article.
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