Water Loss and Leak Detection Industry Updates

  1. Fighting Back: 3 Tools To Combat Meter Tampering

    Tampering with water meters is outright theft that costs everyone who plays by the rules. It’s what happens when consumers — end users, landlords, businesses, and in some cases even municipal employees with specialized knowledge of a water system — alter a device to avoid paying the cost of their actual usage. Putting a dent in the problem requires a multifaceted strategy.

  2. The Basics Of District Metered Areas

    Advanced metering infrastructure — that includes smart meters to facilitate communication between a consumer and the utility — takes a major step toward water conservation by making it easier to establish district metered areas, or DMAs. Monitoring these DMAs for synchronized production and consumption data is one of the most cost-effective ways of spotting leaks, thereby reducing non-revenue water.

  3. Non-Revenue Water Is Bad Business

    Not getting a handle on NRW guarantees it will continue to haunt your operation.

  4. Structuring Utility Data For Improved Event Management

    For all the talk about scarcity of source water, funding, and the next-generation labor pool in the water industry, there is one area that is not falling short — data collection. Here is how water and sewer districts inundated with data collected from a variety of central control systems, pressure loggers, and stand-alone sensors can streamline and manage that flood of data in ways that cut their major concerns down to size.

  5. Accurate Metering For Every Water Consumer’s Habits

    Utilities looking for greater billing efficiency and control over every drop of water consumed by their customers face a constant battle with non-revenue water loss, which can be compounded by different metering technologies and consumer behaviors. Using accurate, always-on, continuous-sampling meters to take full advantage of automated smart utility networks is a better way to improve decision-making and achieve accountability goals across any circumstances.

  6. Georgia Utility Addresses Non-Revenue Water With Advanced Meters

    The City of Dallas captured an additional 600,000 gallons of billable water in four months.

  7. 3 Steps To Scare Off Non-Revenue Water Loss

    This is the time of the year for ghouls, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. Of all the scary things that your water utility might confront on all hallows ‘eve, however, the most chilling might be unforeseen non-revenue water losses from leaks, theft or meter inaccuracies.

  8. Early Leak Detection Made Simple With Underground Acoustic Leak-Detection

    In 2017, Orlando residents saw firsthand the negative effects of what could happen when a construction crew caused a major water main break downtown. Not only did the leak become an inconvenience for the city, but it also was expensive to repair.

  9. The Big Drip

    The water burbling down the hillside amid thick, green foliage, certainly looked like a stream.

  10. If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part II)

    If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part I) addressed condition assessment and leak detection from the perspective of surprises that can arise when “hidden” problems are revealed by acoustic technology. This article introduces several more eye-opening experiences with permanent and mobile acoustic leak detection equipment, plus examples of just how expensive undetected leaks can become when they turn into full-blown water main breaks.