You + Pecan Street BluWater = Water for Our Future
One of the greatest challenges we face is making sure there is enough water for our future. Fortunately, university researchers and water utilities are joining forces to solve that challenge. By harnessing the power of advanced technologies, cloud computing and data-intensive field research to accelerate water availability solutions, they’re turning imagination and innovation into a better future.
Here is your chance to join them.
Pecan Street has developed a simple way for you to help from the comfort of your own home and with the convenience of your smartphone.
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Imagine a smartphone app that gave you the power to program your sprinkler system from your phone — and notified you if it was set to run the day after a rainstorm so you could reschedule it. Or an app that alerted you about a water leak at your home. Or one that made it possible to track your water use and water bill during the month.
That’s exactly what the Pecan Street BluWater app can do. To get started, click on the Apple App Store or Google Play icons below.
The app is free, confidential, secure and private. Participation is free, and it requires only as much time and effort as you want to spend. If you choose to download the app, you can even test out a demo version first. Then, if you want to sign up, just create an account through the app and Pecan Street will contact you by email.
BluWater will help you track your daily water use and water bill, and you’ll also be eligible to receive free consumer products like new sprinkler controller boxes that can be operated with a smartphone app.
Currently, residents throughout much of Texas are eligible to participate. If you live outside Texas and would like to participate, sign up for an account anyway. That will help us recruit your local water provider to participate in this work.
Big Data may sound daunting, but it just may change the world. Everything around us generates information — our phones, our purchases, even our water use habits. Big Data describes the process of collecting, analyzing and using that information so that it’s helpful. And it’s at the heart of Pecan Street BluWater.
Pecan Street BluWater incorporates a suite of hardware and software solutions that provides near-real-time access to a home’s water use. And it provides confidential, anonymous access to the collective dataset for university-based entrepreneurs and researchers around the world.
Their goals? Learn from each other. Accelerate innovation. Discover the consumer products and water utility advances that most effectively protect the availability of affordable drinking water for all of us.
You’ve probably seen it in the news. In places like Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia and Texas, we are in a race against time. Water supplies are declining even while our cities continue to grow. For the first time, parts of the United States face a real risk of running out of water.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can win the race against time.
By joining the community of people who participate, you are enabling groundbreaking university research on water use, conservation and technology performance. This kind of research can lead to technology breakthroughs, commercial innovations and more effective water conservation programs. And because of your participation, these new discoveries will ensure plenty of water and a bright future for all of us.
Big changes spark a lot of small questions. When it comes to water use and ensuring a bright future, decision makers are looking for answers that have been hard to find. Pecan Street’s technology can take water research out of the textbook and into the real world.
But it needs real people, like you, to join our effort. We’re looking for families to join our research, universities to join our data team and companies to help us develop the next wave of hardware and software solutions that will change the world.
For insight into the products and technology currently under development, download product sheets for the BluWater mobile app, BluBand, and BluCube and the performance specifications for a General and Residential Outdoor Watering (GROW) system.
For more information, email us or call us at 512-782-9213.
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