AT&T enters water management business

Aug. 20, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The company will contribute to water conservation efforts in the state of California.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — AT&T customers can receive credits on their bills as part of an initiative supporting the prevention of residential water leaks, according to a press release.

Customers can save $5 per month for six months when they sign up for AT&T Digital Life with a Water Detection package, noted the release. Existing customers can also receive the credit when they add the management option.

The service sends mobile alerts to customers when a sensor detects water in a designated area of the home, stated the release. New customers can receive $10 off their monthly bills for six months when they add AT&T’s Digital Life Water Control service, through which users can shut off the water source remotely if water is detected.

AT&T will also donate to The Nature Conservancy to support California water conservation efforts, reported the release. The company will donate $10 for each purchase of a Digital Life product made an participating locations from Aug. 18 to Sept. 17 for a minimum contribution of $50,000 and a maximum of $100,000.

"Water is a vital natural resource and using it wisely is important not only to our business, but to our community, our environment and California’s economy," said Ken McNeely, president of AT&T California, in the release. "AT&T is doing our part to help conserve water through our business operations, our products and services, and by contributing to The Nature Conservancy for investment in water projects to protect the Northern Sierra Nevada."

Residential water leaks waste more than one million gallons of water every year, shared the release, while the average household is responsible for more than 10,000 gallons of wasted water.

You can find the entire release here.

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