Case Study

BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Makes Water Visible At UC Merced

Source: Badger Meter

In California, water is precious, competition for water is fierce and conservation is critical. In the midst of the state’s worst drought to date, Governor Jerry Brown declared historic statewide mandatory water restrictions calling for a 25 percent reduction in water usage through February 2016.

What started out as a friendly student competition, focusing on reducing water consumption in the dorms, turned out to be an eye opening experience for the whole campus. In 2010, well before the new compliance standards were set, a group of staff and students developed an energy team to take a look at water conservation.