Smart Meter, Boring topic
No more meter readers. This new smart meter will send information to the electricity provider via a radio signal. I can log on to the company's website and see my hourly usage and where I can cut back during different hours of the day. Businesses will be able to see their usage every 15 minutes.
The water meter reader is a monthly drive by reading. In the next county over there are sprinkler systems that are controlled by a satellite that reads the moisture content of the soil and depending on the type of plantings the owner has entered for each section of the landscaping, grass, cactus, native plants etc,the satellite turns the systems on and off for that section. Cool, I should have put this on my lonely blog.