T-Mobile US to unveil first water tank data collection device this week
Posted On July 2, 2021
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday ordered wireless carrier T-mobile to collect and report on water tank measurements to customers, following a court ruling.
The commission’s order will allow customers to make more informed decisions about their water and sewer service, including when to turn off or turn on their water, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
The commission will also allow T-mo to report on the water tank measurement to the FTC, the FTC said.
The order will go into effect at the end of the month, according the FTC.
The water tank test is required by law.
T-MO is the first wireless carrier to collect water tank information under the order, the FCC said in a press release.
The company has said that it would collect the data for customers in a transparent manner and will comply with the order.
The FCC said T-Mo is expected to start collecting data this week, the first of the year.
T:Mobile is required to collect data on water tanks in order to ensure that customers are protected from health hazards and other issues related to water pollution, the agency said.