California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in recorded history and Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett just issued a water conservation warning in response to inadequate snowpack and faster than expected depletion of water reserves. During long periods of drought, homeowners and businesses alike should take care to prevent the occurrence of leaks and water waste as a whole in and around their property.
Even the smallest, slowest leaks can have a tremendous impact on the environment and any water feature on your property is at risk of losing significant amounts of water. If you’re a pool owner, it’s understandable to want to keep it open and running during hot weather, but unless you’re regularly testing your pool for leaks, there’s a really good chance it’s losing hundreds of gallons of water per week. Take for instance (albeit an extreme case), the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, whose pool is leaking about 20,000 gallons of water per day for over a month. The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is investigating.
Meanwhile, in drought-ridden California, state records reveal that water providers in the Bay Area have been losing about 23 billion gallons of water per year. Aging, broken, and leaking pipes have contributed to the loss of water supplies that equal the average use of 71,000 families for a whole year. Some suppliers have been reported to have lost one-quarter of the water put into distribution – water that could easily have been used by those who need it most.
How do cities and water supply companies offset the risks of excess water loss through broken or decaying pipes? With specialized leak detection systems that can detect even the slowest leaks through layers of concrete, leak detection specialists like Clearwater Leak Detection can ensure your home or commercial building is using every drop of water that it’s supplied. By preventing the occurrence of leaks and scheduling a regular system checkup with a leak detection specialist, you can save hundreds of dollars on your water bill and help prevent water loss, therefore benefiting your entire community.
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