The Smart Shower Programme aims to study and validate the effect of smart shower devices in conserving water during showers.
An earlier trial conducted on some 500 households in 2015 indicated that households can save about 5 litres of water per person per day while taking their showers, when provided with real-time information on consumption coupled with optimal goal setting. This can potentially help households save approximately 3% of their monthly water usage.
Starting from 2018, PUB will be deploying these smart shower devices over the next 2 years in new homes under a demonstration project with the Housing Development Board (HDB). A total of about 10,000 flats to be completed from 2018 to 2019, where home buyers had opted for sanitary fittings under HDB’s Optional Component Scheme (OCS), will be fitted with the smart shower devices.
Two tenderers were awarded the contract to supply and deliver the smart shower devices for the demonstration project. One device displays real-time water consumption in numerical figures, while the other device uses colour codes at the showerhead to indicate varying water consumption levels. Both devices also incorporate advanced interactive features: users can set their own water conservation goals and monitor their water consumption history by downloading the device app on their smartphone.
PUB will study the results of using these two devices, with the intent for wider adoption and provision of more options for customers.