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Australia is set to roll out intelligent rainwater tank systems that can be controlled through smart phones and automatically control the release of water.

Utility South East Water’s commercial arm, iota, is behind the Talking Tanks initiatve, which monitor water levels in a rainwater tank and automatically releases water at a controlled rate if required.

The system pre-empts the release of water from set points that are chosen by the user, according to rain or storm predictions which are received via a communications link to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Adrian Blinman, business development manager at iota, said: “Stormwater can increase the risk of overflow into urban waterways and in some cases carry litter and pollutants or cause erosion. Customers are able to pre-set the required tank water levels and control this remotely through the use of an internet connection or even a smart phone, taking the guesswork out of rainwater management.”

As varying roof and tank combinations react differently to the volume and intensity of a downpour, the software has been designed to learn and self-correct following each rain event.

An advanced algorithm was developed to analyse how successful the capture of rainwater was and adjust accordingly for future events, according to South East Water.

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