Water utilities in the USA lose on average 16% of their water through leaking pipelines. This means 16% of produced water never reaches their customers. Imagine Coca Cola or PepsiCo losing 16% of their product between leaving the factory and reaching their customers. And not just one year, but many years in a row! Would they still be in business?
Water loss is a waste of valuable resources and negatively impacts cost recovery of water services. Such water loss is unacceptable.
Sensor technologies which enable rapid detection of leaks help to improve insight into the state of underground water infrastructure and support the prioritisation of pipe renewal and replacement. Sensors help to define a viable business case, so that investments result in maximum benefits for both the utility and its customers.