How to detect a pipe leak underground

Underground water leaks can be disruptive, and result in much destruction if they are left untreated. As well as causing structural damage and environmental concerns, underground water leaks can damage a company’s finances and its reputation.

The pressure on water authorities around the world to reduce the number of leakage events has never been greater. Wasted water can be reduced by implementing leak detection services as soon as a suspected pipe leak occurs.

Underground leaks can release gallons of water over a short space of time. For this reason, it’s important to respond quickly and efficiently to minimise the damage. This is where advanced leak detection equipment plays a crucial role.


Finding water leaks in underground pipes

The first step is detection. For this, you’ll need professional leak detection equipment operated and maintained by an expert team. To detect leaks, here are some traditional signs to look out for:

  • A decrease in water pressure
  • An increase in water usage and water bill costs
  • Pressure in the water supply or dirt in the water flow
  • Unpleasant smells
  • Damage such as potholes or cracked pavements


Market leading leak detection technology

Ovarro’s range of data loggers ensure data monitoring and recording in real-time. This provides a system of safe and sustainable water management, across whole water networks.

Through the advanced correlation of acoustic signals, Ovarro’s ground-breaking leak detection equipment monitors flow and acoustic noise, in order to provide reliable and rapid identification of the location of the leak.

Locating and logging leaks can be performed on-site or remotely, helping water authorities meet strict leakage targets. Ovarro’s market-leading range of leak noise loggers and correlators are known for their accuracy and pin-point accurate detection.

This wide range of flow meters, data loggers and leak noise correlators help operators enhance their situational awareness. With better data collection and interpretation capabilities, operators can gain the insights they need to make critical decisions.

Don’t just rely on tell-tale signs, such as a decrease in water pressure, when you can instead use some of the most advanced leak detection technologies on the market.

For more information on Ovarro’s range of leak detection equipment, visit our data logger page. Alternatively, contact a specialist to find a solution to your underground leak concerns

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