Monte Vista Water District has launched a cutting-edge tool to help customers track their past water consumption anytime, anywhere. Dropcountr, a web and mobile app, has been downloaded by hundreds of district customers since its release in May, and is now available in both English and Spanish.
Customers can download the free Dropcountr app directly from the Apple or Android online app stores, or by visiting www.dropcountr.com. In addition to water usage, customers can use the app to compare their consumption to similar households in their community, connect with utility alerts and rebates, and receive tailored water-saving tips.
“We are excited about this new tool that provides direct assistance to our customers,” said Board President Sandra Rose. “The Dropcountr portal gives users a unique opportunity to be water smart, and we hope having access to this information empowers them to use water efficiently all year round.”
Dropcountr shows users their water consumption in terms they understand – gallons, not hundreds of cubic feet. Additionally, customers can see how much water they used this year compared to previous years through Dropcountr’s customer-friendly interface.
“As a Dropcountr user, I can personally say that I love the app’s customer-friendly features,” said Phil Erwin, vice president of the board of directors. “I like seeing how my water use compares with my neighbors and finding even more ways to save water at home.”
This service is made available to MVWD residents as part of a pilot program for water agencies in the Santa Ana River Watershed. Funding is provided through the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority’s Emergency Drought Grant Program.