After a village fire hydrant flushing exercise, Aquify noticed that the water flow wasn’t returning to normal in a specific area of the system.
Aquify technology immediately found a leak that was spilling 720,000 gallons of treated drinking water per day into a storm sewer.
How Elk Grove Village is Now Detecting the Previously Undetectable.
Case Study: Pump Station Meter Validation Helps Buffalo Grove Prioritize Bulk Water Meter Replacements
Through analysis it was discovered that a pump station’s bulk meters were under-reading by approximately 16% on average.
Advanced leak detection system prevents major water loss producing $300,000 savings for Village.
Rapid response to potential leak reduces water loss while ensuring safety for crew and residents in hazardous weather conditions.
A 640 gallon per minute leak behind an empty building may have gone unnoticed without Aquify monitoring.
Capital was deferred for a $150,000 rehabilitation project along with $68,500 in savings upon inspection of a 60-year-old pipeline.
Over a two-month period, frequent and consistent increases in water use of about 300 gallons per minute were detected.