The Subeca Approach
A New Way of Thinking about Water
When Hank McCarrick founded Subeca (originally called Secosys) back in 2008, his vision was clear: Develop ways to support a new way of thinking about the most treasured commodity on earth…water. The hallmarks of this new mode of thinking are information, empowerment and control.
Performance, Control and Compliance
Subeca empowers the water utility itself, through remote valve control, granular data, real-time problem detection and quite a bit more. Information, empowerment and control: This is the new way of thinking about water…and it’s what Subeca is all about.
All technology integrated in the Subeca Series system was designed to meet California’s most recent water conservation standards, the most stringent to date. These bills—SB 606 and AB 1668—were signed into law in May of 2018. Their regulatory standards go into effect no later than June 20, 2022. They establish specific regulatory requirements for urban and agricultural water suppliers. Specifically, they call for the creation of new urban efficiency standards for indoor use, outdoor use, and water lost to leaks. Download our white paper, Smart Water Network Innovations: Getting Ahead of the Curve, to learn more details about how this system helps water agencies remain conservation compliant.
Savings, Conservation and Control
Subeca starts by giving water users the information they need to take control of their water use. Historically, consumers have been kept in the dark about this. Sure, water agencies bill them every month, but that bill doesn’t shine any light on “water costs” associated with specific actions. Without such information, it’s very difficult for consumers to manage their water expenses or meet conservation goals.
- What was the “spend” of the irrigation system this morning?
- How much water is used each time the dishwasher or washing machine is run?
- How much does that long, hot shower really cost?
The answers to these questions can be real eye-openers and behavior-changers. Subeca gives consumers this data, as well as real-time leak detection and the ability to remotely shut off the water in the case of a leak event.