ACE16 - Technologies And Breakthroughs From

ACE16 - Technologies And Breakthroughs From

Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16), held by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced top 10 technologies and breakthroughs, with Utilis among them.

Satellite Leak Detection - Utilis

No single technology that I came across provided such a “wow” factor as this — a service that can find a given municipality's pipeline leaks from space, all at once. Thousands of square miles can be covered with satellite snapshots that can identify leaks with accuracy from 6 meters (20 feet) of occurrence, according to results from a pilot program run in Melbourne, Australia, in December 2015. A partnership with Hydromax USA has brought the Israeli startup technology from Utilis to the U.S., enabling pipeline condition assessment without the time and on-the-ground resources typically reserved for conventional survey methods. The size of the leak is also detectable, allowing utilities to prioritize maintenance. No hardware installation or infrastructure changes are required to enable the assessments, which can be sent monthly, quarterly, or at intervals based on budget or labor allocation. 

Source: Utilis