Watermain leak pinpointing, or break locating, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The equipment used to pinpoint watermain breaks is based on acoustics; which is sound that a leak produces when water escapes from the main. These high-tech computers calculate the distance to the leak, given the type of pipe, the size of the main, and the distance between the two listening devices. (See illustration)
What are the Benefits?
1. Efficient – State of the art equipment provides quick locates, which is crucial when crews and customers are waiting and the weather is cold.
2. Cost Effective – Low rates, quick service and provides cost savings and fast response over digging and drilling.
3. Gets Results – Experienced personnel put you on the leak over 95% of the time and most often within a couple of feet of the break. Experience matters when it’s -20º and the excavators are waiting.