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  • Fewer gas leaks found in cities with new pipes

    Cities such as Indianapolis that regularly replace old natural gas lines have significantly fewer leaks than older urban areas where they don't, like Boston and New York City's Staten Island, according to a new study by Google and an environmental group. Using a gas-sniffing device attached to Google's city-mapping cars and new statistical calculations that determine rough leak rates, the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Global Water Technologies Targets Leaking Pipes to Improve Water Efficiency

    Global Water Technologies, Inc. (OTC Markets: GWTR) has identified better monitoring of leaking water mains as an opportunity to improve efficiency of the nation's drinking water infrastructure. "Our cities treat water to drinking quality standards and then pump it through old, leaking underground pipes where often more than 20 percent of that water is lost," said CEO Erik ...

  • Pipeline repair during the holidays

    We received a call late on Thursday afternoon, with the news of a leaking pipe. With our strategically located site engineers working around the clock, we had an engineer on site assessing the situation hours later. An encapsulating repair muffler agreed to be the most effective solution and was designed, manufactured, tested and installed within 24 hours. On Good Friday, we sent an experienced ...


    By UTS Engineering Ltd

  • Active Leak Detection

    When investigating a suspected leak either within a customers property or on the mains network we will conduct a full and thorough survey of the problem area. This will include checks on the integrity of the zone or area and a brief assessment of  consumption. We will then survey all mains and fittings with a leak noise correlator and traditional sounding techniques. We also use additional ...


    By LDS Global

  • EPA Chases Leaks in Arkansas during Seventh Annual “Fix a Leak Week”

    Central Arkansas Water is offering free leak repairs and rain gauges to low-income or elderly customers throughout Little Rock and North Little Rock. They will also giveaway promotional items such as low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators and toilet leak detection tablets at its billing offices in Little Rock and North Little Rock. For more information visit: ...

  • American Leak Detection Urges Homeowners to Check for Hidden Water Leaks During Fix-a-Leak Week

    Looking for ways to save money during the current recession? American Leak Detection has a suggestion: Check your home for "hidden" water leaks. In support of Fix-a-Leak Week, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) annual national awareness campaign, scheduled for March 15 to 21, American Leak Detection is encouraging homeowners to run some simple tests and make some basic repairs to help ...


    By Marketwire

  • Worry over radioactive water leak

    An underground pipe has been discovered by workers in Georgia leaking radioactive water beneath a nuclear power plant. The workers are in the process of discovering if the pipe is the sole cause of the leak or if there is another source that the water is also coming from. Tritium is a radioactive form of hydrogen that is created inside nuclear reactors. There is worry of the water spreading past ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • ASTM F2599 - 11 Standard Practice for The Sectional Repair of Damaged Pipe By Means of An Inverted Cured-In-Place Liner

    This practice is for use by designers and specifiers, regulatory agencies, owners, and inspection organizations who are involved in the rehabilitation of pipes through the use of a resin-impregnated tube installed within a damaged existing pipe. As for any practice, modifications may be required for specific job conditions. 1. Scope 1.1 This ...


    By ASTM International

  • Fixing Leaks Saves Water and Money

    The arrival of spring brings an increase in outdoor activity -- including yard chores, deck and outdoor furniture clean up, and swimming pool prep -- that can drive water usage and utility bills up. While this increased seasonal cost is just another reality of home ownership, costs driven by water leaks should not be. American Leak Detection says that from both an environmental and an economic ...


    By American Leak Detection

  • 5 Flood risks in need of sewer line repair

    Dealing with indoor flooding is enough to drive anyone crazy. Not only can it be frustrating to deal with the clean up and repairs, but often times, those repairs can be expensive. So how can you do your best to stop flooding? Here are a few preventative tips: Poor foundation: Most homes are designed specifically to allow flood water to flow freely underneath and beside the structure. ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Chicopee facing hefty bill for water leak

    A leak in an eight inch underground water pipe in Chicopee, Massachusetts could cost the city over $100,000 for the total repair costs. The leak is thought to have started at around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, 14th August but wasn’t discovered for over an hour. During this time, over 200,000 gallons of water had leaked from the pipe, damaging the gravel on the street above. Eventually parts of the ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • Environmentalists, unions seek to fix gas leaks

    Unions and environmentalists have found one point of agreement in the bitter debate over the natural gas drilling boom: fixing leaky old pipelines that threaten public health and the environment. It's a huge national effort that could cost $82 billion. The leaks are a problem because methane, the primary component of natural gas, is explosive in high concentrations and is also a potent ...


    By Associated Press

  • Mystery water leak at old US Motors plant

    Over 300,000 gallons of water has been mysteriously wasted at the Old U.S. Motors plant, all in the space of two months, and attempts to locate the leak have so far been unsuccessful. The Mississippi-based plant is currently undergoing renovations to prepare it for a new tenant, and work will continue while further searches for the leak take place. Until the leak is discovered, public works ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • Two Alabama water leaks finally found

    Two major water leaks have been found in the main water pipe system of Centreville, Alabama. The leaks, which the City of Centreville Water Department has been searching for all last week, has left almost 900 homes without running water, while 1,900 residents have been told to boil all their water before using it. This is just a precautionary measure, but illustrates the size of the problem. ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • Overflowing Tank Cause of New Leak at Fukushima

    Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger. The amount is tiny compared to the untold thousands of tons of radioactive water that have leaked, much of it into the Pacific Ocean, since a ...


    By Associated Press

  • ‘Lift and shift` leak monitoring reduces water loss

    Veolia Water has been making use of recent developments in water leak detection technology to effectively manage water networks at an increased efficiency and lower cost. Halma Water Management"s (HWM"s) Permalog+ noise loggers have been employed by the company in a ‘lift and shift" method to quickly, easily and accurately find and repair leaks. Permalog+ noise loggers are small devices ...

  • EPA Chases Leaks in New Mexico during Seventh Annual “Fix a Leak Week`

    Dripping faucets and leaky toilets account for a large portion of home water waste. Every year, more than 10,000 gallons of water is wasted in homes due to easy-to-fix leaks. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging consumers to “Fix a Leak” during the WaterSense’s seventh annual celebration on March 16 - 22, 2015. This year EPA is teaming up with New Mexico ...

  • EPA Asks Americans to Join the Race to Stop Water Leaks - WaterSense celebrates Fix a Leak Week Beginning March 17

    Easy-to-fix household leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of water wasted each year across the United States, equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes. In the race against water waste, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is urging people to fix household water leaks during the sixth annual Fix a Leak Week, March 17 through 23, 2014. Water ...

  • EPA Launches Sixth Annual “Fix a Leak Week” to Chase Leaks and Improve Water Efficiency

    Every year, more than 10,000 gallons of water is wasted in homes due to easy-to-fix leaks. Nationwide, household leaks add up to more than 1 trillion gallons of water lost every year. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reminding homeowners of the easy steps they can take to help save water in their communities now and for future generations. “Fixing household leaks not only saves ...

  • EPA moves to protect Hilo’s coastal waters from leaks at sewage facility

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an order requiring the County of Hawaii to repair the Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant’s ocean outfall pipe. The pipe is leaking treated wastewater close to shore, posing a potential risk to the marine environment and public health. To comply with the federal Clean Water Act, the County needs to correct discharge permit violations ...

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