New tech helps leak detection
New leak detection technology costing £133,000 is helping engineers identify hidden water leaks in Ashford.
South East Water has bought 200 correlating loggers designed specifically for town centres and a thousand of the most up-to-date lift and shift noise loggers for elsewhere, placing them underground onto the pipes to monitor the sound of the water passing through the network.
When the streets above are quiet between 2am and 4am, the correlating loggers come alive and listen to any sound coming from the pipes and transmit the data back to the office for analysis.
So far, the equipment has identified 50 leaks in the Ashford and Cranbrook area, a 44% increase.