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Water bill issues? Now there’s an app for that

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Ten young robotics and science whizzes can now safely add entrepreneurship and tech expertise to their credentials.

FIRST Lego League Robotics Team 18925 members, ranging between the ages of 9 and 12, made quite an impression at last night’s regular meeting of Council.

The team’s task for this competitive robotics season has a water-based theme. Teacher and community liaison Andrea Lefebvre explains that two components are involved with the theme. The first is to build a robot that will complete missions, and the second is to find a real-life problem involving water, work to solve that problem, and then share it in a real-world application.

“Application” is the key word here, as the group of ten have created an app, Hydro Fit, that can help water customers be more aware of usages, make users aware of peak times, and offer tips and suggestions to manage usage more efficiently.

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The team toured both of the City of North Bay’s water facilities and their findings say that the major issue is the amount of wastewater being processed by the City.

FIRST Lego League Robotics Team 18925 members (photo supplied)

 

 

The team says they have lined up interested in-app sponsors (such as Best Buy), and have been aided in the development of the app by local tech guru David Moore and Howard’s Plumbing.

The group gave a presentation that was well-received around the Council table. They say they are looking for a partnership with the City, that the app can be marketed and licenced to other communities. Council referred the matter to City Engineer David Euler for review.

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