Active leak detection
Thirty regional local government areas have participated in the leak detection component of the program, with more than 1,460 leaks detected thanks to the surveyance of 7,160 kilometres of water mains.
Many of these leaks have already been repaired by local water utilities, saving more than 2.6 billion litres of water per year.
The department has engaged specialist leak detectors to work closely with local water utilities across regional NSW.
Network Leakage Reduction Grants for local water utilities
The Regional Leakage Reduction Program grants have been awarded to local water utilities to help reduce non-revenue water levels. The program is co-funding selected projects with local water utilities in the areas of capacity building, pressure management, leakage control and metering.
Example projects include the supply, installation and capacity building in the use of:
- pressure data loggers
- pressure reducing valves
- leak noise loggers
- electronic listening sticks and ground microphones
- bulk and district metered area meters
- accuracy testing of customer meters.