Water main leak detection, finding the break in the pipe underground is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from Water Conservation Services, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The equipment used to pinpoint water main breaks is based on acoustics: the 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.
State-of-the-art equipment makes location quick, which is crucial when crews and customers are waiting and the weather is cold. When the call comes in, one tech is dispatched out immediately. Once onsite, we meet with the customer and evaluate where the pipes are running underground. This is crucial to finding the leak. Once we start the process we can usually mark the spot to dig in less than 30 minutes. Experience matters when it's -20ºF and the excavators are waiting.
Low rates, and quick service deliver cost savings and fast response, especially when compared to digging and drilling. Acoustic leak detection is non-invasive and non-destructive---no guessing where the leak is. This will save you money by not digging those huge holes in the streets trying to find the leak.
The equipment used to pinpoint water system breaks is based on acoustics; which is sound that a leak produces as water escapes from the main. These high-tech devices calculate the distance to the leak, given the type of pipe, the size of the main, and the distance between the two listening devices. But it's not just pushing buttons, every situation is different, and our highly skilled techs analyze each job site. Knowing where the water mains run, the location of hydrants and and valves are extremely important. See illustration below.
Non-invasive Accoustic Leak Detection works!
We can determine where the pipe is leaking under ground.