Design of a digitalized water meter system-hardware, embedded system & meter management software
Ghana's current water meter systems are not integrated to an intelligent system. To determine the quantity of water consumed, a person from the Ghana Water Company must go to the location of the water meter system to read the meter. The proposed solution is to provide a retrofitting device that converts the digitalizes the present water meter system. The retrofitting unit should reduce the causes of NRW by properly monitoring water use and providing and communicating the amount of water used to customers and the Ghana Water Company. An embedded system, and a meter management system software are the two key components of this project. The embedded system is an IoT-based system that uses the atmega328p and a hall effect sensor to calculate water usage and transmit water consumption data via the Lora Reyax module. The data is subsequently processed by the meter management software, which includes the admin portal and the user-facing mobile app.
Capstone Project submitted to the Department of Engineering, Ashesi University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, May 2022
water consumption, non-revenue water