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Hamilton, ON Proactive Leak Detection Program identifies water loss with smart devices

Hamilton, ON Proactive Leak Detection Program Water Loss


Hamilton used Gutermann's ZoneScan 820 radio loggers for a four-month detection pilot. The city selected a zone for logger deployment each evening. Loggers were magnetically affixed to hydrants and mainline valves for the detection of water leak sounds over a 200-meter radius. This approach meant that 7.5 kilometers of water main were monitored per night. City officials relied on leak mapping for timely repairs of 177 leaks and sensor data for its 10-year water main replacement program.


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Hamilton Water receives OWWA Award for Proactive Leak Detection Program | City of Hamilton

HAMILTON, ON – The City of Hamilton has received a 2022 Water Efficiency Award from the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) for its Proactive Leak Detection Program.


Hamilton reduces water loss with a proactive leak detection program – Gutermann

A focused approach to action On March 27, 2019, the City of Hamilton joined another 490 Canadian municipalities, declaring a climate change emergency that threatens cities, regions, provinces, nations and the world at large. In doing so, the city has joined forces with an international movement to take action now. As a part of the... Read More »

Project Succeeded

Hamilton won a 2022 Water Efficiency Award from the Ontario Water Works Association. The city expanded the pilot in 2021 with a two-person team and 100 loggers.

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