n IMIESA - New technology to save water : water and wastewater

Volume 31, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
  • Author
  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 31, Issue 3, Mar 2006, p. 24 - 25
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Extracted from text ... WATER AND WASTEWATER Unaccounted for water, leaking pipes, hidden leaks and assessing the condition of pipelines are four common problems encountered in the bulk water pipeline industry. These problems are large contributors to water shortages in South Africa. Owing to the difficulty in accurately locating leaks and especially since no internal leak detection technology was available until now, many pipe inspections in the past were carried out above ground, looking for visual signs of leaks. This practice is self-defeating, in that most of the water from leaking pipes either drains away into the sub-ground or surfaces long distances away from ..

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