February 20, 2019

Some "Sound" Advice for Acoustic Leak Detection

Utility Services Associates very own Rob Meston giving some "sound" advice when it comes to acoustic leak detection. Great article in Technology Perspectives on the different leak sounds accompanied by different access points and what contact points are best for acoustic leak detection.  

May 09, 2018

Water Main Break Clock

Each day, 850 water main breaks occur in North America. Since January 2000, we have suffered:

5,697,804 broken water mains (including 289 so far today)

March 19, 2018

Unaccounted for Water and the Value of Leak Detection

One of the most important tasks is fixing leaks that can disrupt or reduce the pressure of water reaching your home or business. Sometimes these leaks are small like a running toilet or pinhole leak in a water line and won’t disrupt the supply. Others are large and can often lead to large sinkholes, significant water losses, and the disruption of service. These large leaks often surface quickly or are identified by service disruption and are fixed quickly. While small leaks might not seem important, over time they grow to be large leaks and cause significant damage if not fixed. 

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The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that there is 7 billion gallons of non-revenue water loss every day in the United States, with 240,000 water main breaks per year. The AWWA puts the estimate at closer to 2 trillion gallons and estimates non-revenue water nationwide is 30%. Of that, 50-75% can be recovered with leak detection helping to bring systems into compliance with water conservation mandates. Acoustic Leak Detection is an advanced method to find leaks without digging up utilities.


Leak detection establishes system integrity. One of the quickest ways to find out about the general condition of your distribution system is to do a leak detection project. In addition to locating non-revenue water, a leak survey is a good way to find out more about the overall integrity of your system. Survey your entire system or parts of it each year – we have a plan that is right for you.


Leak detection can also be part of a valve maintenance program. Although USA doesn’t clean out and operate the valves, we can identify which ones have packing leaks, which ones are missing lids, which ones are not on maps, and other system irregularities such as which hydrants have been hit or which meters are missing lids, possible customer side leaks, etc.


Detecting and repairing leaks is one of the main components of water conservation. USA assists clients around the world in meeting their water conservation mandates through leak detection programs.


Contact us to find out how we can tailor a program that works for your system. Simply fill out our System Questionnaire and send it to us.
We provide services for all types of water systems.

  • Municipalities, utilities, community service districts

  • Rural water systems, small towns

  • Private systems, HOAs

  • Engineering firms


Ask us how you can create your own in-house water loss prevention program or just give us a call. We will be happy to do it for you.