Small communities around the state of Arizona sometimes struggle on limited budgets to effectively manage and deal with leaks and non revenue water. One such community was Christopher Creek Arizona. After an unsuccessful attempt at securing a technical assistance grant from WIFA, arrangements were made for CPM to assist the community to try and locate approximately 14 gallons per minute that was being lost through the small system.
After an initially trip to correlate using the Guterman Aquascan 610, the leak was pinpointed ultimately with the Guterman Zone Scan 820 Correlating Loggers. Six of the Gutermann correlating loggers were strategically placed in the area that the leak was suspected. After getting a 100% quality score on four different sets of loggers, the leak was finally located within 2 feet of the pinpointed location. The leak was on a 3″ aging galvanized line, approximately 1/2″ in diameter, and coming straight out of the bottom of the pipe. The Leak was not surfacing due to the location and even once the pipe was fully exposed was very difficult without the correlating data to see and identify.
Following the repair Christopher Creek was able to recapture approximately 12 gallons per minute or 6.3 MILLION GALLONS PER YEAR. Another very successful leak detection story for another small Arizona Community. Thanks for trusting CPM with the Challenge!!