RAAFA Erskine Grove Retirement Village

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Leak detection and repair case study

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A data logger helped to identify an increasing flow rate at the facility, caused by a hidden underground leak. Locating and repairing the leak helped reduce daily water use by 67%.

Results

67%

water use reduced

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regular leak inspections

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78k

annual savings

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How can you do this?


How we did it

When it was clear from data logging that the leak was getting larger we sought help from a leak detection specialist. 

With this specialist help, we found a number of leaks in the supply lines to the units due to cracked elbow connectors – quite unexpected in a site that is only 10 years old.

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What we are doing now

Now that we have had these problems with our plumbing system, we increased the frequency in which we check for leaks.

We are also involved in the Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) program which helps us to continuously improve and work towards greater efficiencies.


Who to contact

If you would like more information on water efficiency in your business please email us.

water.efficiency@watercorporation.com.au