Municipal Leak Detection Services
Leak detection in both municipal and privately owned water distribution systems is becoming increasingly more important, as many facility owners are faced with ever-increasing age on their pipelines. As a result of this aging, leaks undoubtedly contribute to unaccounted water losses and increased operating costs. ARRO assists with leak detection services by deploying acoustic leak detection equipment as well as computer correlation to assist facility owners with analyzing their distribution systems for physical loss taking place with their distribution system. When deployed, this technology can provide the system owner with useful information to make the best choices on prioritizing repairs needed.
ARRO deploys state-of-the-art acoustic detection equipment while our professional technicians assist facility owners with detecting leaks within their water distribution systems.
ARRO will employ two different types of leak detection equipment while on-site. The first is a portable transducer that helps with locating the general area of the leak. When a determination has been made that further investigation is needed, this is followed by using a “Leak Noise Correlator” – or commonly called a computer correlator. This device uses two wireless radio transmitters to calculate the distance from where the strongest “leak sound” is located.
Both systems used in concert provide the most accurate identification of the leak location, assisting the facility owners to make a best-informed decision on repairs they will need. Having the ability to pinpoint a water leak in the distribution system allows for increased system performance, reduces production costs, and lowers the system’s unaccounted water loss percentages, which is scrutinized by state regulatory agencies. Because of the highly portable nature of the equipment, large system surveys can be completed with relative ease depending on environmental conditions.
ARRO proudly serves the following clients with our leak detection services:
- Columbia Water Company, Lancaster County, PA
- East Hempfield Township Water Authority, Lancaster County, PA
- City of Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA
- City of Aberdeen, Harford County, MD
- Mount Joy Borough Authority, Lancaster County, PA
- Mount Penn Borough Municipal Authority, Berks County, PA
- Chester Water Authority, Chester County, PA
- Borough of Kennett Square, Chester County, PA