Around the world, 46 billion liters of treated water are lost every day.
Leak detection technologies have not changed much in 80 years. They continue to be costly and somewhat ineffective as companies around the world struggle to find leaks, save scarce resources and money. Despite the waste of water, utilities many times can’t make widespread use of current leak detection technologies as they are not economically viable.
Meet the future.
Using technology that is used to look for water on other planets, we analyze satellite imagery to detect leaks and non-revenue-water. The result? Images that cover 3.500 square kilometers at once. The leaks are displayed in user friendly GIS reports including street locations, with great accuracy, saving significant labor associated with finding leaks with current methods.
Taken from satellite mounted sensors, the raw imagery is overlaid on GIS systems and then processed by a unique algorithms. The algorithm detects treated water, by looking for a particular spectral “signature” typical to drinking water. The user is then presented with a leakage graphic report overlaid on a map with streets and pipes.
Why use a satellite to acquire images?
As satellites orbit the earth at a very high altitude they have the capacity to process 3.500 square kilometer images, therefore covering entire distribution systems. Also, our technology can be used independently of weather conditions and time of the day.
How it Benefits Utilities:
- Assess your entire infrastructure at once, allowing you to align priorities for repair
- Water Vision Technology’s remote monitoring program doesn’t require hardware installation or changes in existing infrastructure
- Assessments can be provided periodically on a monthly or quarterly basis
- The frequency of monitoring can be adjusted to align with budget allocations or to resolve existing leak-repair backlogs
- Cost is significantly less than other traditional acoustic technologies that cover less area and involve expensive hardware and technicians