Water Loss and Leak Detection Industry Updates

  1. The Next Wave Of Water Loss Management In North America

    Though the field of water loss management is ever-growing and refining, a validated water audit to disaggregate volumes and values of all loss components remains the essential first step to reduce water loss in a way that is economically sustainable, both for your utility and your ratepayers. With extreme weather events, conservation rate structures, and regional population shifts changing the face of business as usual, it’s time to get with the program.

  2. Rupture In Detroit Illustrates Breadth Of Main Break Issues

    A recent water main break in Detroit demonstrated just how calamitous these events can be for water systems.

  3. Nine Blocks Of Manhattan Closed By Water Main Break

    The power of water infrastructure was on display in Manhattan last month after a water main break shut down nine blocks.

  4. 4 Steps For Controlling Water Loss At Small Utilities

    The bigger water utilities have the resources, but small utilities face many of the same problems — namely failing pipeline infrastructure and water loss. So what are the solutions and best practices within small utilities’ grasp? One small utility shared its successful approach to controlling water loss as guidance for those with similar struggles.

  5. Failure To Prosecute Alleged Water Theft Sparks Criticism In NJ

    A city in New Jersey is facing criticism for failing to prosecute a small-scale water heist allegedly carried out last year.

  6. Water Main Break Results In Fish Kill

    Infrastructure failure resulted in a major fish kill in Iowa this week.

  7. Heat Wave Prompts Bevy Of Main Breaks In St. Louis

    It’s so hot in St. Louis County, MO, that water mains are bursting at a higher rate than usual.

  8. What Could Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Mean For Water?

    Following months of anticipation among water industry pros, the Trump administration has rolled out its proposal for how to rehabilitate the nation’s infrastructure.

  9. Facing Billion-Gallon Water Loss Problem, Town Changes Approach

    The water division in Rockford, IL, treated 6.4 billion gallons of water last year. Yet only 5.1 billion gallons were delivered to the city’s 55,000 customers.

  10. Non-Revenue Water Is A Money Pit. Here’s Your Way Out

    According to the U.S. EPA, $97 billion will be needed over the next two decades to control water loss, comprising 29 percent of the needed upgrade costs in the space overall. The agency estimates that average water loss for a system is 16 percent, with 75 percent of that being recoverable.