Case Studies

Bankstown to Ashfield Main

Download The PDF of this Case Study The pipeline is located for a significant length beneath Hume Highway a major road servicing south western Sydney. It is also located beneath residential streets and within an easement. The pipeline was essentially installed in native soil in 1922 without external coating and internal lining. Condition Assessment Pipeline Condition Assessment Group (PCA) was engaged ...


LinkWater DeskTop Study

Download The PDF of this Case Study The pipelines are all located between the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast in South-East Queensland. Detailed DeskTop Evaluation – AssetLogics Pipeline Condition Assessment Group (PCA) was engaged to conduct a detailed desktop analysis of LinkWater’s water supply pipelines. This involved analysing over 550km of pipes split into over 7,000 individual assets. The outputs were ...


SE Water (Melbourne) Sewer Rising Mains

Download The PDF of this Case Study The pipelines are all located within the Mornington Peninsula, and some are located in close proximity to Port Phillip Bay. Accordingly, they are all located within an environmentally sensitive area. Techniques Used This investigation was one of the early commercial uses of SoilCorr (LPR soil testing) and EnviroStat-WM and PipeFail-WM. Outcomes The combination ...


Hunter Water evaluates the use of LPR to determine the performance of metallic pipelines

Download The PDF of this Case Study Pipeline condition assessment is essential for water authorities to determine the future performance of their trunkmains and aid in capital replacement planning. The most commonly used direct method for condition assessment is the Remote Field Technology (RFT) eddy current technique, the so-called ‘intelligent pig’. This methodology continues to be used by the water ...



The City of Brockville Improves Leak Detection & Reduces NRW with LeakFinderRT™

The Water Systems Division of Brockville, a city located in the Thousand Islands region of Eastern Ontario, serves more than 22,000 residents and businesses that call the city home, as well as a portion of the neighboring Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley. Its water treatment plant has a maximum design capacity of 36 Ml/day (million litres per day) and provides treated water through ...



Columbus, Ohio efficiently prioritizes water system repairs and replacement with acoustics.

Acoustic-Based Condition Assessment Provides Accurate Remaining Pipe Wall Thickness Measurements for Columbus, Ohio The City of Columbus, Ohio’s water infrastructure is quickly coming to the end of its life expectancy. As a result, the city is significantly increasing its budget for large-scale pipe replacement projects. Malcolm Pirnie, a Division of Arcadis, the engineering firm that is assisting Columbus with ...


The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans Non-Invasively Locates Massive Leak, Reduces Non-Revenue Water

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has been using acoustic leak detection for perhaps two decades. However, in early 2011 it incorporated Echologics’ acoustic-based leak detection and pipe condition assessment services into its water loss management and water pipe integrity assessment program aimed at reducing non-revenue water (NRW), which The International Water Association defines as water that has ...





Sounds of Success: Echologics Triumphs Over Other Leak Detection Systems in “Battle of the Correlators”

Since it was founded in Palm Springs, Calif., in 1974, American Leak Detection (ALD) has grown to become a recognized leading global provider of accurate, non-invasive water and sewer leak detection to residential, commercial and municipal customers through its 340 franchisees in North America, Australia, Europe, Middle East and Asia. ALD has been  ranked #1 in Entrepreneur ® magazine’s “Maintenance Products and Services” ...


United Water New Jersey Reduces Non-Revenue Water with a Little Help from Echologics

United Water New Jersey (UWNJ), a subsidiary of United Water, one of the leading water and wastewater service providers in the United States, provides water services to more than 800,000 people throughout Bergen and Hudson counties and surrounding areas. Its system contains more than 2,100 miles of water main that delivered (distributed) approximately 38.5 billion gallons of water in 2009 alone. Like many utilities, ...


Acoustic Pipe Condition Assessment Helps Maple Ridge, BC Efficiently Prioritize Repairs & Replacement

The District of Maple Ridge, British Columbia provides drinking water to more than 68,000 residential and commercial customers through 380 kilometers of water mains. A community located 26 miles east of Vancouver on the north bank of the Fraser River, Maple Ridge was experiencing leaks and main breaks in sections of its water system, which is comprised mainly of ductile iron pipe. However, ...


Large Industrial Plant Back in Business Thanks to Acoustic Leak Detection

A large industrial facility in the Houston, Texas area that was owned by a leading international health care, nutrition and innovative materials provider was being plagued by a large water leak in its fire protection system. Water that was being lost through the leak, which amounted to approximately 50 gallons of water per minute, had become apparent and was flooding sections ...




Las Vegas Hits the Jackpot with Acoustic Condition Assessment, Better Understands its Water System without Breaking Ground

The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) began providing water to the Las Vegas Valley in 1954. Over the years, the city’s water delivery system has grown to more than 4,500 miles of pipeline, 350,000 service connections, and a reservoir system capable of storing more than 900 million gallons of water. Today, the district provides water to more than one million people in ...


Good Vibrations: California Rural Water Association Members Reduce Water Loss with Non-Invasive Leak Detection

The California Rural Water Association (CRWA) has emerged as California’s leading association dedicated to providing on-site technical assistance and specialized training for rural water and wastewater systems. The organization’s experienced water and wastewater professionals work together to provide members with quality information, training, technical assistance and legislative representation to help meet their needs. Like many water service providers ...


Non-Invasive Leak Detection Across the Pond

The leak was discovered by correlation in July of 2008. Shortly after its discovery the location was excavated to investigate andrepair. Upon exposing the pipe it was realized that the leak wasemanating from a joint on a 6” Tee. The water was not reachingthe surface because it was draining into a sewer main.It was estimated that the rate of water loss ...