Look­ing for leaks

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Coun­cil will be undertaking wa­ter leak de­tec­tion work on wa­ter pipes in Pu­taruru at the end of Novem­ber.

‘‘The wa­ter take re­source con­sent for Pu­taruru has just been re­newed and one of the con­di­tions is to con­serve wa­ter con­sump­tion,’’ ex­plained An­drew Pas­coe, coun­cil’s ser­vices man­ager.

‘‘Coun­cil is re­quired to set a tar­get for wa­ter re­duc­tion so we’re check­ing our own pipes; but it is im­por­tant that the community are aware that they too have a part to play.’’

Us­ing acous­tic de­tec­tion equip- ment, the con­trac­tor Wa­ter Loss So­lu­tions will be able to de­tect where leaks are; and whether or not the leaks are on coun­cil wa­ter pipes or on pri­vate prop­erty.

‘‘If wa­ter leaks are de­tected on pri­vate prop­erty, coun­cil will be writ­ing to home­own­ers to ad­vise them of the prob­lem,’’ con­tin­ued Mr Pas­coe.

‘‘Should leaks oc­cur on pri­vate prop­erty, it is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the prop­erty owner to have them fixed.’’

Coun­cil is look­ing to the community to help re­duce wa­ter losses, to save wa­ter.

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