Peter Moyes Anglican Community School to record water use patterns thanks to Water Corp data logger


Front Row: James Paizes, Tyler Woolley, Liam Ash, Kel Medbury (WA Water Corporation water efficiency team) Nivisha Easwaren, Krystal Sherman and Kael Murphy. Back Row: Mr Roderick Wood, Michelle Pestel
Front Row: James Paizes, Tyler Woolley, Liam Ash, Kel Medbury (WA Water Corporation water efficiency team) Nivisha Easwaren, Krystal Sherman and Kael Murphy. Back Row: Mr Roderick Wood, Michelle Pestel

A DATA logger installed at a Mindarie school will record water use patterns, which students can monitor online and use to identify ways to save water.

Water Corporation staff attached the device to the water meter at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School in mid-October.

Students participating in the 2017 First Lego League Competition championed the installation as part of this year’s ‘hydro dynamic’ themed challenge where teams investigate a problem within the human water cycle, and come up with an innovative solution.

After investigating domestic water use and wastage the ‘H2O to Go!’ team has begun planning a mobile app to help home owners monitor their daily water use and cost.

The Year 5 team will also use the information from the data logger to create a water saving plan for the school.

Teacher Michelle Pestel said the students were surprised that many water meters were not digital and that home and business owners received a bill every two months showing how much water has been used or had to check meters.

“This led students to the innovative solution idea of creating the app,” she said.

“They are passionate and very committed to finding and promoting more ways to save water.”

Water Corporation customer and community group general manager Catherine Ferrari said it was one of the first schools in the metropolitan area to have a data logger installed.

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