According to the Israeli startup Stream Control, 40 percent of the water available to us is lost every year, primarily because of leaks. This “non-revenue” water costs 14 billion dollars per year in utilities worldwide, the company says.
Stream Control’s solution is called Aqua-Guard, an electronic controller device that can minimize leakages caused by excessive pressure in water distribution pipes. It does so by dynamically adjusting the pressure applied to the pipeline network, in accordance with the actual demand for water.
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