Conserve water while trimming your budget
As fall approaches, we can start to look forward to a break in the summer heat. However, cooler temperatures alone don’t mean drought conditions are lessened. In fact, according to the US Drought Monitor, much of the country is still experiencing “moderate” to “exceptional” drought.
As drought conditions persist, many water systems run the risk of overpumping in order to keep up with demand, and incurring the heavier penalties and fines for overpumping and excessive water usage during a drought period.
As water systems plan their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year, they have to take into account the possibility of continued drought and its effect on the bottom line. Though drought is beyond our control, other factors contributing to water loss – and excessive pumping – are factors that can be addressed.
SAMCO offers your system the following services to reduce your water losses and enhance your water revenues:
Comprehensive Acoustic Leak Survey
SAMCO’s experienced technicians will sound on water system access points to identify where water is escaping from the system. The leak report will include findings showing where water flows through meters but is not being registered.
SAMCO will generate GPS data on the location of each discovered leak to sub-30 centimeter accuracy. At your option, this service may be extended to include other system features such as meters, valves, fire hydrants or flushing valves, blowoffs, manholes, etc.
Meter Evaluation Option
In addition to the leak report that will cover any discovery of meters found to have unregistered flows, this option will provide physical inspections of those larger meters that are subject to measuring errors due to issues resulting from improper sizing, type selection, and installation. This option may be further extended to include accuracy testing of meters in-place where it is practical to do so.
Investigation of Unbilled Water Service
In addition to the existence of unmetered service connections that may be disclosed during the course of the leak survey, the scope of services may be extended to include a search for users that are metered but for various reasons are not being billed.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at (512) 751-5325 if you have any questions or would like to discuss this in detail.