water leak management News

  • 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 ...


  • 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 SERIES

  • Radioactive water leaks at Japanese nuclear plant

    The Japanese nuclear watchdog on Wednesday said they are taking the leakage of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant seriously, and proposed raising the rating to describe it from "an anomaly" to a "serious incident." The operator of the plant said about 300 tons (300,000 liters, 80,000 gallons) of ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...


  • No Leak Too Small: Portuguese Water Management Company Rolls Out Smartball Tool To Detect Leak On Critical Young Transmission Main

    Drinking water systems degrade over time, with the useful life of the pipe and component parts often lasting for decades. Of course, age is only part of the equation. The deterioration of any particular pipeline depends on a multitude of factors, including pipe material and class. To complicate matters, factors such as soil environment, chemical properties of the water, climate changes, and ...

  • NOAH Water Leak & Flood Damage Limiter saves homes!

    Since 1971, as an insurance underwriter, Bob Goodenough has seen insurance claims from Homes, Businesses and Yachts flooded by water from frozen pipes, ruptured washing machine hoses and faulty appliances. “Why didn’t they just turn off the water when they went on vacation?” This was a question many insurance risk managers and claims adjusters would ask. The fact is that this is a time ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Indoor Water Leaks can Quickly Result in Mold Issues and Termite Infestations

    When a water leak occurs in a residential or commercial property, the presence of water and moisture can not only ruin and destroy building materials and personal belongings, it could also result in mold contamination, indoor air quality (IAQ) issues and even a termite infestation.  There are some species of termites that are attracted to water damaged ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • California American Water partners with EPA for “Fix a Leak Week”

    California American Water has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency to promote its annual “Fix a Leak Week,” which runs from March 12-18. The campaign, part of the EPA’s WaterSense program, is designed to raise awareness about small leaks and other water waste that may be occurring within our homes. Although a leaky faucet or garden hose ...


    By American Water

  • EPA and Delta Faucet teaming up to save water for fix a leak week

    WHAT: During the 4th annual Fix a Leak Week, March 12-18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program is educating Americans about the importance of fixing leaks around the home. EPA and Delta Faucet will discuss and demonstrate at the Ronald McDonald House what ordinary citizens can do to save water in their homes. The Ronald McDonald House is one of several ...

  • Workers dig deep to fix massive New York City water leak

    Workers are planning to go under the river and through the rocks to replace part of a massive tunnel leaking New York City's drinking water. They're blasting through hundreds of feet of shale and building a shaft on each side of the Hudson River, about 60 miles north of New York City. Once they reach about 600 feet below the river next year, they will begin building a 2.5-mile bypass tunnel ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Save water during fix a leak week - watersense partner of the year delta faucet company to fix leaks at Boston low-income housing units

    Today EPA New England kicked off national “Fix a Leak Week” at an event in Brighton, Mass. with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the city of Boston and WaterSense’s 2011 Manufacturer Partner of the Year, Delta Faucet Company. Delta and volunteer plumbers from Plumbers ...

  • Hydrochloric Acid Leaks From Metal Plating Plant

    MELVINDALE, Michigan, October 17, 2007 (ENS) - A 500 gallon hydrochloric acid leak occurred Tuesday morning at Reilly Plating Co. in Melvindale. The company's 100,000 square foot facility is about 10 miles southwest of downtown Detroit. Due to rain in the area, the hydrochloric acid and water mix created a small acid cloud at 8 am local time. Local responders ordered the ...

  • Nuclear dump leak raises questions about cleanup

    For 15 years the trucks have barreled past southeastern New Mexico's potash mines and seemingly endless fields of oil rigs, hauling decades worth of plutonium-contaminated waste to what is supposed to be a safe and final resting place a half mile underground in the salt beds of the Permian Basin. But back-to-back accidents and a never-supposed-to-happen above-ground radiation release have ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nation’s Leading Public Adjusters Offer Tips to Prevent Water Damage due to Leaking Water Heaters

    Earlier this month, it was reported that a leak from a water heater released approximately 2,000 gallons of water at a County Government Center in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  The water leak impacted about 12,000 square feet of the building and the cost to repair the damage has been estimated at approximately $100,000. All of this damage was caused by a leaking 30-gallon water ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Preventive medicine: City of Montreal reduces non-revenue water loss with leak detection program using Sahara Technology

    The City of Montreal believes that the best medicine is preventative medicine, especially as it applies to its water network. Montreal has an impressive water system that supplies drinking water to a population of nearly 1.9 million people. Since 2002, the historic city, the second largest metropolis in Canada, began a long-term major rehabilitation of ...

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