Self-Powered IoT-Enabled Water Monitoring System
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While usable water on earth is sparse and costly to treat, statistics show excessive use worldwide. Penalties are issued to limit the excessive consumption; however, their impact is marginal as they do not identify the reason for the exorbitant consumption. Therefore, giving users the full awareness about their water consumption will greatly help in minimizing the water waste. This article aims to present a smart self-powered water monitoring system that leverages IoT and cloud computing. The system consists of an IoT device that can be installed at any water source, a cloud application to receive the data from the devices, and a mobile app to visualize the water consumption at every monitored source. This system gives the user the ability to identify the location and time of the excessive usage and leaks on the mobile phone. Experiment results confirm the self-powered premise of the solution. A prototype of mobile application and backend have been developed and tested.