Updated on November 16, 2020
Now is the time . . .
For water distribution system managers to close the continuing gap between the total volume of water produced and the total volume of water delivered to end users. This gap, no matter what you chose to call it, contributes to increased water production costs and continues to be a continuous drain on water and financial resources. Even after completing replacement of customers meters, water managers frequently will question why their water losses remain inexplicably high.
The reason is that significant amounts of finished water continues to escape from the system before ever reaching end users. These losses are the result of various undisclosed situations, to include but not limited to leaking mains, and existing unmetered or unauthorized usage.
In order to maximize the results of your efforts to reduce systemic water losses, coordination of actions are required for everyone supporting you.
Over the past 35 years I’ve been amazed how many times I have seen hit- or-miss efforts applied with little planning. You have to look at the complete picture and cannot leave out the essential pieces to the puzzle.
I recently completed a project for a system that appeared to be on the right path, by modernizing its treatment facilities, replacing customer meters and distribution lines and acoustically surveying the remaining infrastructure for undiscovered leaks.
Be reminded that replacing customer meters with current technology addresses only one part of the water loss picture. There are several options we might suggest to help you monitor and identify system issues. How closely are you systematically reviewing your periodic water loss reports?
Updated on September 17, 2020
City of Leon Valley Conducts Leak Detection Survey of Water System
SAMCO Leak Detection Services, Inc, has been assisting the City of Leon Valley in their water conservation efforts and has been performing a system wide leak detection survey for the city. The acoustic leak detection survey includes thirty-seven linear miles of water distribution piping, approximately 2,250 water service connections, fire hydrants, and distribution valves will be conducted to identify system leaks and any water loss. A final report outlining the type of leaks and location will be provided to the Public Works Department for repairs.
Leak detection and repair is an essential component in a sound water management program as they are effective methods of accounting for all water usage within a service area.
Crews from SAMCO Leak Detection Services, Inc., with assistance from the Public Works Department, will be surveying the water system over the next two weeks. SAMCO Leak Detection Services, Inc, has a “boots on the ground” advantage. We can go in when your manpower is limited in assisting with water conservation and leak detection.
Staff pictured from SAMCO Leak Detection Services, Inc. are (Above Left to Right): Tayelar Sheridan, Hunter Skelton, Tim Tevdovich.
Updated on August 10, 2020
During leak detection surveys that are performed by SAMCO, trained, licensed water conservation technicians are able to identify water loss issues throughout water distribution systems. Just like in the video, SAMCO was able to identify this leak coming from a 6” asbestos concrete pipe. As the excavation began, roots were exposed in the area of the pipeline, indicating that the leak was existing for some time. Also, not far from the leak location, there was a previous repair clamp just a few feet away! Leaks that are found, like this one, allow water utilities to plan and budget for line replacement projects to get a better understanding of their water distribution infrastructure that is forever aging.
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Updated on July 7, 2020
SAMCO Leak Detection Service was able to pinpoint the attached leak on an old 6” AC water pipeline, earlier this year. By this leak being identified, the water utility company was able to reduce production by 1/3, which in turn saved them approximately 200,000 gallons per day in production. Water is liquid gold!
SAMCO Leak Detection Service is conserving water one leak at a time!
Updated on June 4, 2020
UPGRADE YOUR WATER SYSTEM NOW, PAY OVER TIME
As Texas begins to re-open in the wake of COVID-19, SAMCO Leak Detection continues to look for new ways to better serve our clients. SAMCO recognizes that the water industry is constantly operating 24/7 and minimizing water loss due to aging infrastructure, continues to be your top priority.
To support our clients during this financially trying time, SAMCO is now offering a new financial assistance opportunity. If your organization request information on water loss and leak detection support but are concerned about the immediate cost of services, please reach out to us today so we can discuss finance options that will best fit your organization’s needs.
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