Water Conservation > Leak Detection
The Kansas Rural Water Association works with public water systems to identify potential contributors to high unaccounted for water loss. As a component, KRWA provides leak detection services to water systems when it has been determined that the high unaccounted for water loss is likely due to leakage.
KRWA uses a variety of methods to locate leaks. The best time to search for leaks is late at night when most customer usage is low. The distribution system is isolated in sections by closing mainline valves to detect for abnormal flows. After an area is identified as suspect for leakage, KRWA utilizes different equipment to pinpoint the leak, including
Through the benefits of the on-site assistance component of the Clean Drinking Water Fee, KRWA is requested by the Kansas Water Office to provide special assistance to those systems that are experiencing >30% unaccounted for water loss. An additional component is to provide assistance to systems that have a zero or negative water loss ratio.
See the most recent report on systems listed as “special focus projects.”