Students’ Tech Solution to Regulate Water Use

A potentially revolutionary technology, which can do wonders to conserve water, is on the anvil and the architects of this idea is a group of computer science engineering students from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Chennai. Using a smartphone, web applications and a smart valve, this technology enables a household to optimise water usage. Students have proved that it’s workable and stole the show during the Pan IIT Leadership Series and the IIT Alumni Industry Interaction Center (PALS5) innovation challenge. The team is in the process of implementing the technology on their 15-storey hostel building on campus.

With the State government’s talk of water metering, this product, Amanzi, can be a solution. For instance, if a family of two consumes 50 litres of water a day, they can place a request using the app with the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) for exactly 50 litres and pay for it. “The app connects to a remote cloud and the database will be accessed by CMWSSB.