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Smart water device 'Dropula' installed in 173 schools in WC - saving over R2m

A water-saving device installed in dozens of schools in the Western Cape is being hailed a success after helping to save 3-million litres of water.

Dropula is a locally developed and manufactured smart water meter that allows consumers to track and manage their water consumption in real time.

Professor Thinus Booysen, associate Professor at the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department at Stellenbosch University, says they have installed the device at 173 schools so far and are saving about R50 000 a day.

We have saved about 3 million litres of water which equates to R2.17 million that the schools are benefiting from.

Thinus Booysen, Senior Lecturer Stellenbosch University

We still have a long way to go to hit our target of 358 schools.

Thinus Booysen, Senior Lecturer Stellenbosch University

Booysen says at the moment they are struggling to find schools that are in need of support.

There's more information at www.schoolswater.co.za

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