Wachs Water Services has announced that it has recently been awarded several multi-year contracts to inspect up to 4,000 miles of critical water mains for leaks in Connecticut and Texas. The contracts have a combined value of approximately $1 million.

The prolonged drought conditions in many parts of the United States over the summer have resulted in critical water pipelines bursting in record numbers around the country, causing significant repair backlogs, service interruptions, and business and road closures. Soil surrounding buried water pipelines dries and shrinks in the summer, and freezes and expands in the winter, which can cause water pipes to shift and develop leaks. If the water main is old or in a structurally deficient condition the changing ground conditions make the water main even more susceptible to leaks or failures.

To help utilities manage the increase in water main breaks and to conserve water resources, Wachs Water Services will deploy a variety of leak detection solutions including correlator listening devices and the Investigator in-line condition assessment technology for small diameter distribution mains, and the LDS1000 in-line acoustic/CCTV system for large diameter water transmission lines.

“We are creating a cost-effective portfolio of proven leak detection technologies that offer solutions for utilities of all sizes when dealing with water main breaks and water loss,” said Cliff Jones, vice president of business development, Wachs Water Services. “We are helping utilities nationwide to develop proactive water pipeline management programs that reduce repair and replacement costs and significantly minimize the impact of water main leaks.”

Many water industry experts believe that North America is entering an infrastructure replacement era that will require massive investments despite challenging economic conditions. The EPA estimates that over the next 20-year period, nearly $334 billion will be required to update water infrastructure.

About Wachs Water Services

Wachs Water Services is the leading provider of water distribution system solutions that significantly improve efficiency and network control. Our specialized approach combines condition assessment and rehabilitation services with the capture and integration of critical water distribution system GIS information. We provide the expertise, equipment and personnel to locate, assess, operate and document any water asset.

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