Minnow is a smart water meter that was designed for the CCA Business of Design startup competition in 2014. It was awarded first prize.
Our vision for Minnow was to change people’s water use by giving them access to information about how and where they use it.
Minnow is a simple kit that attaches to the water sources in your home and shows you how much water you are using, as you are using it. Not only does Minnow provide real-time water usage, it also alerts you to leaks, monitors your water quality, and provides you with tools to analyze your water usage over time. Minnow also allows you to compare your household usage with others in your region.
Minnow is the result of an intensive three month research and development project that I led in 2014. Our product and research aroused interest from California utilities and we presented our work to Opower in 2015.