Water Loss and Leak Detection Industry Updates

  1. California Proposes ‘Unprecedented’ $1.5 Million Fine For Alleged Water Theft

    California regulators are adopting something of a “no tolerance” policy for water theft.

  2. Lawmakers Ponder Slapping Regs On Water Loss

    California water utilities are pushing back against a proposal in the state legislature that would force them to track and more frequently report how much of their supply is lost before it reaches ratepayers.

  3. ‘Slew’ Of Broken Water Mains Sends Message To L.A.

    Water infrastructure in Los Angeles made national headlines last July when a massive water main break on UCLA's campus posed a danger to students.

  4. Beat The Heat: How To Fight Fire Hydrant Abuse

    To overheated summer residents, they are a free trip to the waterpark. To utilities, they seem more like a flood of money spilling down the street. Any way you look at it, an illegally opened fire hydrant is a lot of lost water.

  5. Cincinnati On Brink Of Infrastructure Disaster

    Cincinnati is undergoing a water infrastructure crisis, and it is unclear where it will find the funding it needs to make upgrades.

  6. Making The Most Of AMI

    The notion of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), if not its practice, has become ubiquitous in the water industry. It’s hard to escape the feeling that following the evolution from manual to drive-by metering, the power and efficiency of AMI will soon become a utility standard.

  7. New Hampshire City Can't Locate Million-Gallon Leak

    Officials in the New Hampshire city of Dover are still searching for an elusive water leak that opened up in May somewhere in the city's infrastructure and leaks one million gallons of water per day.

  8. A Closer Look At Water Main Break Prediction

    To residents, municipalities, and water utility professionals, no calamity is quite like a water main break.

  9. The Zen Of Smart Pressure Management: Calming Water Distribution Networks

    Over recent years, water companies around the world have enhanced their ability to control the pressure of water in their distribution networks to improve customer service and achieve environmental savings.

  10. Kentucky Water Utility Turns To Robots For Leak Detection

    In a $1.7 million effort, a Kentucky water utility is deploying a high-tech robot to detect weakness in water mains that could lead to ruptures.