DontFlushMe

DontFlushMe encourages citizens of New York to conserve water at critical times to increase the overall health of local waterways. Through a network of custom built sensors, readily accessible communication tools and internet-connected visualization devices, residents can be kept informed about the realtime status of the NYC sewer system. The public can then use this information to make informed decisions about their water use which can directly impact local water quality. DontFlushMe aims to increase the community’s level of awareness, knowledge, and sense of value towards the environment which can result in positive attitudinal and behavioral changes.

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Technologies Used:

Arduino (C/C++)

GPRS (cellular) radio

Xively IOT database

Solar powered battery system

Electrical Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, and Temperature sensors