Texas A&M University has developed an end-user web portal to help meet the needs of utilities and their customers. The portal uses data from Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) systems, which is uploaded daily and made available to both account holders and the utility. The data is presented in an easy-to-understand format and can be used to identify leaks, unusual trends and more. Users can also see their current hourly water use as well as their projected bill amount and usage for that billing period. Sharing this information through the web portal promotes informed decision making about water use among utilities and account holders.
The MyWater web portal can help utilities and their customers address local water concerns such as conservation, leak detection, understanding water use and more.
Texas Water Resources Institute and the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications at Texas A&M University conducted a pilot project through a water seed grant funded by Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. In 2013, the Texas Legislature charged the agencies to address the critical nexus for water-use efficiency as part of addressing the future water needs of Texas.