Agbyte distributes and installs the Leak Detection Unit in the Yorke Peninsula and Mid North regions of SA.
This clever unit, designed and manufactured by the Alpha Group at Keith, SA, is mounted on standard water meters and logs flow every hour. Using Outpost telemetry, it pushes the data through to the server where the information is collated.
Each day, around 7:15am, a SMS is received by the user’s phone that summarises various aspects of flow.
- The minimum flow/hour for the last 24 hours is displayed – this is typically 0L/hr if there are no leaks. If it is higher, then it is likely that water is being lost somewhere in the system
- The total flow for the entire 24hr period – this gives an indication of water being consumed by stock and allows for accurate management of feedlots.
In addition to the SMS, an online login is set up for users that allows for graphing of water flow over set time frames. A rain gauge can also be added to the site.