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  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Toxins leaking from 2nd pipe at NC coal ash dump

    North Carolina officials said Tuesday that groundwater containing unsafe levels of arsenic apparently leaching from a Duke Energy coal ash dump is still pouring into the Dan River, which is already contaminated from a massive Feb. 2 spill. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources ordered Duke to stop the flow of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Hydrophones for leak detection

    Sensor Technology, Canada, has received a repeat order for hydrophones custom-designed for a unique application in fire hydrants. Most of the hydrophones the company manufactures are used in marine applications, where designing for survival in sea water is the standard. For this project, the hydrophones are used in pipes carrying drinking water to millions of people, so finding suitable, food ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Desktop leak detection

    The PermaNet system transmits leak data collected from Permalog+ loggers directly to an office computer wirelessly via network radio or SMS repeater. The effectiveness of Permalog technology has been proven all around the world and in some of the harshest conditions on earth. Easily installed on pipe fittings, the loggers listen for the noise made by water leaking from pipes. When a potential ...

  • ‘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 ...

  • 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.

  • The Great Leaks: Water Use and Scarcity in Canada

    Canada has one-fifth of the world’s fresh water, points out World Wildlife Fund Canada—and the third largest supply after Brazil and Russia, notes the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. Yet that is only 7% of the world’s renewable fresh water supply, and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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: ...

  • Oil and Gas Wastewater Storage and Leaks

    A recent Associated Press analysis found that in oil- and gas-producing states, “more than 180 million gallons of wastewater spilled from 2009 to 2014 in incidents involving ruptured pipes, overflowing storage tanks, and even deliberate dumping.” Wastewater spills ...

  • 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 ...

  • South East Water invests £133k in new leak detection technology

    South East Water has invested £133,000 in new leak detection technology - the water company spends £13 million everying year on identifying and repairing leaks. The utility has bought 200 correlating loggers designed specifically for town centres and a thousand of the most up-to-date lift and shift noise loggers for elsewhere, placing them underground onto the pipes to monitor ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • SmartBall® Leak Detection Featured in International Research Project by Sydney Water

    Sydney Water is completing a five-year international research project to examine why and when critical water mains burst. The goal of the research is to aid the development of advanced condition assessment and failure prevention techniques that can help Sydney Water determine the remaining useful life of their pipelines. Current and emerging condition assessment technologies have been ...


    By Pure Technologies

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