Small Step, Big Change

Small Step, Big Change

While SMEs may not have the capital to invest in large scale energy saving projects, they can implement measures that are more modest yet still worthwhile. Satellite images of the Earth at night tell a story of two worlds. Up top there’s Europe and the... READ MORE
5 things you need to know about prepaid water

5 things you need to know about prepaid water

You already know that we live in a water-stressed country, receiving an annual rainfall of 492mm, while the rest of the earth receives 985mm. This is according to Marcus Thulsidas, Director: Business Development, Utility Systems, who says in addition, the WWF (World... READ MORE
Inanda Day Centre

Inanda Day Centre

Inanda Day Centre is one of Durban’s oldest Non Profit Organisations. They provide palliative care for the eThekwini community with an advanced incurable disease, support for their families and carers. They educate and train in palliative care. They also assist... READ MORE
Operation Bobbi Bear

Operation Bobbi Bear

Operation Bobbi Bear is a human rights organisation committed to helping sexually abused children in Amanzimtoti, KwaZula Natal. Utility Systems donated a JoJo tank to Bobbi Bear to assist with their water consumption. Some of our ladies got to spend some time with... READ MORE
Utility Systems Announces Slimline Battery Pack

Utility Systems Announces Slimline Battery Pack

19 February 2019, Durban – Smart water metering company, Utility Systems has announced that it has streamlined the replaceable battery pack for its Water Management Device (WMD) in an effort to use it in a wider variety of meter boxes. “The updated battery... READ MORE
Planning Smarter, More Sustainable Cities

Planning Smarter, More Sustainable Cities

South African cities are feeling the impact of climate change, and are starting to realise the importance of implementing more efficient measures to manage and maintain cities more sustainably. And these are things that will have to be considered in all new building... READ MORE
Smart Water Management

Smart Water Management

Water service authorities are seeing an increasing need to install water management devices to address growing water challenges. WASA speaks to Marcus Thulsidas, business development director, Utility Systems, about how the company’s smart electronic water... READ MORE
City of Cape Town goes water-smart

City of Cape Town goes water-smart

Sunday Times Climate change, accelerating urbanisation, and water scarcity are some of the many global challenges that water utilities are being forced to address in cost-effective ways. At the same time, a technological revolution is underway. The intersection of... READ MORE
Drip Effect

Drip Effect

BY HENRIETTA ROSE INNES – African Decisions Innovative solutions are being developed for sustainable, efficient and cost-effective sanitation while saving water too. When ferocious drought caused the City of Cape Town to adopt extreme water saving measures last... READ MORE
Utility Systems exhibits at African Utility Week

Utility Systems exhibits at African Utility Week

Utility Systems offers Standard Transfer Specification (STS) prepayment smart water meters and electronic water management devices (WMDs) to a global customer base. Its cloud-based advanced metering infrastructure allows for the remote control, configuration, and... READ MORE
The water crisis: a drop in the bucket

The water crisis: a drop in the bucket

KWEKWE City Council has awarded four companies tenders to supply the city with 300 prepaid water meters. The awarding of the tenders to the four companies follows a council resolution, bringing to finality the matter that had threatened the project for years. Last... READ MORE
How (and why) to best leverage the ‘smart city’

How (and why) to best leverage the ‘smart city’

Innovation is no longer a nice-to-have. In the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution and smart cities, it may mean the difference between corporate life and death, says Greg Morris, CEO, MMG Holdings. At MMG we believe, further, that a citizen-centric approach must lie... READ MORE
Sharjah’s ‘prepaid’ plan combats excess water use

Sharjah’s ‘prepaid’ plan combats excess water use

Water consumption reduced by 40% in government departments as part of pilot programme, says SEWA. The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) has revealed plans to implement a prepaid water control system that will put the cap on excess consumption. Sewa has... READ MORE