LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 13, 2018--Flo Technologies, Inc., a company on a mission to prevent water loss and damage, today launched a pilot program to help Los Angeles residents better conserve and monitor their water consumption and prevent water waste through installation of a Flo device on their homes. Funding for the pilot is provided through the Metropolitan Water District’s (MWD’s) Innovative Conservation Program that selected Flo as a grant recipient. The Innovative Conservation Program is funded by the Bureau of Reclamation, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Western Resource Advocates, Southern Nevada Water Authority, Central Arizona Project and Southern California Gas Company.

Gabriel Halimi, CEO and Co-Founder of Flo Technologies, said: “The state of California recently passed legislation that calls on Californians to make conservation a way of life. This amplifies the need for technology that can teach us about our own water consumption so that we can consume responsibly. While you can save an average of eight gallons of water a day by turning the faucet off while brushing your teeth, the average U.S. home still unknowingly wastes about 17 gallons of water a day due to undetected leaks in their water systems. This pilot program is an important step in making homeowners more aware of their water consumption, along with what’s happening with the pipes behind their walls. Water damage from leaks is the leading cause of homeowners insurance claims in the U.S., five times more likely than theft and six times more likely than fire. Collectively, these leaks add up to over one trillion gallons of water wasted in the U.S. per year.”

The 12-month pilot program will analyze participants’ water usage, before and after a Flo device is installed in their home, to demonstrate Flo’s efficacy in reducing water waste. As a part of the pilot program, and thanks to a grant awarded by the MWD’s Innovative Conservation Program, Flo Technologies will provide up to 150 Flo devices, as well as professional installation, to qualified Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) homeowners, free of charge.

Penny Falcon, Manager of Water Resources of LADWP added: “We’re pleased that Flo, an exciting Los Angeles based company merging their plumbing expertise with innovative technology, is working to positively impact water use in California. Our customers have already reduced their water use dramatically and technology that can help them be even more efficient is key to further conservation. It is vital that our customers become more aware of their household water use and limit water waste."

Using FloSense™ technology, Flo’s smart home device learns about the home’s unique daily behaviors and sends alerts about abnormalities via the free iOS and Android app. Through the app, users can shut off their water, get troubleshooting tips for detected leaks, or contact Flo Support for additional help. Plus, Flo’s MicroLeak™ technology runs daily proactive tests, identifying and notifying users of microleaks as small as a drop per minute, that would otherwise go undetected and likely cause issues like mold, etc. The Flo device has already saved U.S. homeowners over one million gallons of water.

Flo devices are available for purchase at www.meetflo.com.

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About Flo Technologies Flo Technologies is on a mission to prevent water damage and loss one drip at a time with its all-in-one water security system. With its smart leak prevention system, Flo Technologies gives homeowners the information and tools they need to proactively prevent water damage and unnecessary water waste. While many believe their home’s water system is leak-free, an average U.S. home loses over 17 gallons of water per day due to leaks. With decades of plumbing expertise, Flo is committed to preventing this water waste and protecting every U.S. home from water damage. Flo is so confident in its system that it offers an optional guarantee of effectiveness via its HomeProtect program. To learn more, visit www.meetflo.com.

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