Case Study

Leak Detection And Management

Source: Emerson Process Management, Power & Water Solutions

These days, operators and managers of water treatment plants are losing sleep. Why? Because they may be losing water.

According to a report by CNN, leaking pipes equate to 7 billion gallons of wasted water daily. Many of the leaks take place underground and out of sight ... hidden until they cause a water main break or other significant problem. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

By utilizing integrated automation and SCADA systems, municipalities can more quickly and efficiently pinpoint leaks – saving a precious natural resource as well as minimizing lost revenue. Acting proactively also enables municipalities to avoid the significant time and expense often associated with a more catastrophic event; minimize disruption to business and residential customers; and reduce potential public health and safety concerns about contamination.