City Plans Leak Detection, Pipe Condition Assessment Project

The city of Tacoma, WA, has selected Echologics, LLC, to perform non-invasive leak detection and pipe condition assessment for 20 miles of pipe in its water system.

The city of Tacoma, WA, has selected Echologics, LLC, to perform non-invasive leak detection and pipe condition assessment for 20 miles of pipe in its water system.

Echologics’ core technology uses a proprietary acoustic-based leak detection system and a proprietary database to assess the structural condition of selected water pipes, which is especially helpful as North American water utilities confront the challenges of repairing or replacing their aging water infrastructure. Some of the technology was developed jointly with the National Research Council of Canada.

“Our technologies enable Tacoma to take an efficient approach towards improving water conservation for its residents and repairing its aging water system,” said Marc Bracken, vice president and general manager of Echologics. “Because our leak detection and pipe condition assessment processes do not require system interruption or excavation, we expect the city will be able to save costs and reallocate those savings to other projects.”

Water service providers across North America, and in Europe, South Africa, Asia and Australia have leveraged Echologics to prioritize water system repairs or replacement and to improve water conservation through non-invasive leak detection in ductile iron, plastic and asbestos cement water pipe of various sizes.

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