This Water-Tracking Service Helps Farmers Monitor Their Usage

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jun 16, 2015
References: powwowenergy & techcrunch
PowWow is a new water-tracking services that helps farmers detect leaks and control how much water they are using. With increased awareness about the escalating drought in California, many farmers have begun looking for unique and innovative ways to conserve as much water as possible.

The water-tracking service is extremely easy to use and does not require farmers to install any additional hardware. Instead, the company turns any regular smart meter into a private water meter. PowWow then uses combination of detailed water energy records, high-quality aerial imagery and other agricultural data to track a farmer's water usage. If the company spots any problems, an immediate message is sent to the farmer via a mobile application. The technology is revolutionary in that it can help to uncover a number of abnormal pumping issues, including leaks in irrigation pipes and falling water tables.