The decision by the Milwaukee Water Works was announced during a Wednesday evening event highlighting the city’s recently completed ReFreshMKE sustainability plan.

Under the contract, the City and H2Oscore will collaborate to provide all residents who receive a Milwaukee water bill access to an online display of their water use from a smartphone or computer.

There is no cost to activate and utilize a H2Oscore water use dashboard.

Residential and commercial water users can activate their building’s water use portal at  either from a computer or smartphone.

As an added incentive to become more water efficient, participating homeowners are automatically credited one penny for every gallon they save as compared to the same month in the previous year. Residents can then use those rewards as they would a gift certificate at a variety of participating local businesses.

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