Pictured: Brentwood Retirement Village, Kincumber, NSW Central Coast.
Keyton, formerly Lendlease Retirement, engaged SUMS Group to monitor the water consumption at Brentwood Retirement Village, a site that passes through 4 boundary water meters to service a total of 547 villas and serviced apartments set in 60 acres of coastal hinterland.
To monitor the water usage SUMS Group installed data logging systems on each of the 4 water meters, recording the flow of water as it occurred and displaying the data in graphical form on the SUMS+ Portal.
After reviewing the usage data showing a minimum flow rate of 240 litres/minute, it was immediately apparent there was a substantial leak somewhere on the site. After identifying the source of the leaks and undertaking remedial action to fix the problem, Brentwood Village experienced a 58% decrease in water usage overall and a significant reduction on water bills.
Kam Basi, National Sustainability Manager, Retirement Living at Keyton, says:
Collaborating with SUMS on water management issues has been a game-changer. The team’s approach and smart utility management solutions have delivered resource savings, operational efficiencies and cost savings beyond our greatest expectations.