Water Leak Detection News

  • Smart Water Market $35.9 Billion over next decade

    Water scarcity challenges are becoming more acute across the globe. Countries are struggling to ensure a secure supply of water and in many cases must ration water and invest in expensive treatment and desalination plants. What is often overlooked is the fact that 28% of water is lost during distribution due to leakage, theft and billing process failures. This lost water – or ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA awards over $9 million to Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $9 million to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to continue its efforts to protect human health and the environment. The Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC) will receive $6.7 million for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure support. CNMI Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) is receiving an ...

  • Bad Wrap: Inline tools for Condition Assessment of Bar-Wrapped Pipe (BWP)

    Utilities complete condition assessment of bar-wrapped pipe with Smartball®, Pipediver®, and Robotic Platform Tools By the early 1940s, cast iron pipe was losing its historic cachet as the go-to material for new buried infrastructure. Cast iron's replacement ...

  • Protecting Europe`s nature: more ambition needed to halt biodiversity loss by 2020

    The mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy assesses whether the EU is on track to achieve the objective of halting biodiversity loss by 2020. The results show progress in many areas, but highlight the need for much greater effort to deliver commitments on implementation by Member States. Nature's capacity to clean the air ...

  • Michigan pledges $1M for filters, steps to help city`s water

     A cash-strapped Michigan city that broke away from Detroit's water system to save money last year is now getting at least $1 million from the state for home water filters amid complaints that its new system, which taps a local river, is linked to increased lead levels in children's blood. Gov. Rick Snyder announced the funds for Flint on ...


    By Associated Press

  • Court upholds $236M verdict in Exxon Mobil pollution case

    New Hampshire's highest court upheld a record $236 million judgment Friday against Exxon Mobil for its use of a gasoline additive that contaminated groundwater in the state. A jury reached the verdict in April 2013 after finding the company liable in a long-running lawsuit over contamination by the chemical MTBE. Lasting nearly four months, the trial was the longest and resulted in the largest ...


    By Associated Press

  • Hawaii, EPA and Navy agree to plan to address tank leaks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Hawaii state Department of Health on Thursday said they finalized a deal with the Navy to better prevent and detect leaks from 20 giant fuel storage tanks near Pearl Harbor. The 70-year-old underground tanks are built into the side of a mountain atop a large aquifer critical to Honolulu's water ...


    By Associated Press

  • Restaurant revelation

    Pleasing patrons at our restaurants is much more than serving a great meal. Our customers judge us on the performance of our wait staff, restroom cleanliness, the comfort of our seats, even our outdoor landscaping. One of the toughest things to do in a restaurant is dish cleaning. It's a science. And even though we balance the soap and rinse thoroughly, flatware and glasses can still come out of ...


    By Hydropath Technology Ltd.

  • Framework Unveiled to Aid in Controlling Utility Water Losses

    The largest association of California drinking water professionals today announced the formation of a program to educate and assist drinking water agencies in understanding and reducing unnecessary losses of precious water. The American Water Works Association’s California-Nevada Section (CA-NV AWWA) stated that the California Water Loss Control Collaborative will be a far-reaching ...

  • 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 ...

  • Repsol Exploration and Production USA Inc. settles with EPA for Clean Water Act violations at North Slope Alaska Spill

    Repsol E&P USA, Inc. agreed to pay a penalty for alleged Clean Water Act violations at an oil exploration well pad on the North Slope, Alaska. According to a settlement announced on August 26 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company’s exploration well drilling equipment leaked well testing fluids onto the frozen, snow-covered arctic tundra in April of 2013. On April 9, ...

  • Ecolab and Trucost Expand Water Risk Monetizer to Include Revenue at Risk Assessment

    The Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first publicly available financial modeling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making, now provides users with insights into how water scarcity impacts ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Scientists create 360-degree images of Hawaii coral reefs

    Alongside the lush and steep windward coast of the Hawaii island of Oahu researchers are creating images of coral reefs that are in danger of dying because of warm ocean waters. They are taking high-definition 360-degree panoramic images of the reefs and using them to monitor and study the health of corals over time. Scientists working with the team say they are concerned about how much coral off ...


    By Associated Press

  • Inspect for Common Interior Sources of Water Leaks to Prevent Damage in Homes and Commercial Buildings

    Water damage in all types of buildings is one of the most common causes for an insurance claim.  It can be caused by everything from a natural flooding event or indoor plumbing leak to a sewer backup, faulty hot water heater and numerous other reasons. Water can destroy building materials, furnishing and belongings.  Its presence can even lead to costly structural ...

  • Threshold Group and Trucost partner to advance carbon audits for family foundation investment portfolios

    Threshold Group and Trucost have formed a strategic partnership to provide carbon audits of investment portfolios, particularly those of family foundations. The firms are also extending their methodology to assess the carbon risk exposures of underlying assets in derivative investments. Several of Threshold’s clients, including The Russell Family Foundation, representing the family that ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Be Sure Water Damaged Properties Are Properly Dried Before Beginning Repairs

    Last month, the small Arizona town of Wickenburg experienced historic floods that turned normally dry washes into raging rivers.  The desert town received up to four inches of rain in a downpour that overwhelmed the town’s ability to handle the influx of water. At least a dozen properties were severely damaged and many more experienced varying degrees of water infiltration.  ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Aeration may remove antidepressant drugs from water leaked from landfill

    Aeration is an effective means of eliminating antidepressants from landfill leachate, a new study finds. The concentrations of five different drugs were reduced by this treatment process, which could be an effective means of tackling the growing problem of pharmaceutical infiltration into aquatic environments. Pharmaceuticals, while an important component of modern medicine, can have negative ...

  • 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

  • California companies voice support for water-saving legislative proposals

    In advance of a key hearing this week, a half-dozen major California companies are voicing public support for two water-related legislative proposals that will help protect California's limited water supplies amid and beyond the current devastating drought. A diverse coalition of companies, including Dignity Health, Symantec, Gap Inc., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and MillerCoors, submitted ...


    By Ceres

  • GUTERMANN and VEOLIA sign a landmark supply contract for Lyon

    Gutermann AG, a Switzerland-based global leader in advanced leak detection technologies, and Société Eau du Grand Lyon SAS, a fully owned Veolia company have signed a multi-million Euro supply contract for fixed network leak monitoring technology for the city of Grand Lyon. As part of the contract, GUTERMANN will supply 5,500 correlating radio loggers of the type ZONESCAN 820 for ...


    By Gutermann AG

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