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Let’s Talk About Detecting Water Leaks

Detecting water leaks matters, especially in environments where water is scarce and expensive.

That’s why companies detecting and repairing leakage in networks are in high demand. On average, water utilities worldwide lose more than 30 percent of the potable water that they distribute in their networks. That amounts to an estimated 8.6 trillion gallons of water a year. To put it in perspective, that’s enough water to fill Lake Mead at the Hoover Dam.

McKinsey, a multinational management consulting firm, estimates that $688 billion is needed annually until 2031 alone to upgrade municipal infrastructures worldwide.

That’s were companies such as Curapipe System comes into play. With its TALR solution it automatically detects and cures leaks and cracks in buried water pipes without the need for digging.

Water utilities are stepping up their efforts, despite budget restrains. If we look at the US, wee see that one third of all States still charge a flat rate for water as low as $9.99 for both business or residential consumers. This is especially problematic when looking at the droughts on one hand and water leakage at the other. This makes allocating budget for detecting and repairing leaks a major challenge.

Since water infrastructure is dating back to Victorian times, it is aging and prone to pinhole leaks and cracks. With limited budgets, water utilities are looking at ways to prolong the lifespan of their infrastructure as an alternative to expensive replacement.

Curapipe’s TALR is ideally suited for such bulk repair, since:

• It is trenchless (no dig) which ensures low disruption of environment and urban life • It enables automated detection, sealing and permanent curing of leaks • It is a low-cost alternative for pipe replacement/renewal • It provides rapid bulk reduction of leakage

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