Heat Wave – Leak Detection

It’s been a HOT summer and with ground movements, many water companies have seen a rise in leakage and increased usage.

In August, Z-Tech teamed up with a local contractor to support commercial customer side leakage at a decommissioned RAF Base.

The base is 1200 acres in size and is undergoing a regeneration plan which sees a massive amount of work undertake on site every day, maintaining water supplies is crucial for operations.

Z-Tech utilised drone aerial photography to find leaks: with an otherwise barren landscape, areas of green oasis highlighted underground irrigation from leakage.

Z-Tech’s civil teams dug offending areas to uncover the leaks which were fixed with repair clamps.

Danny Burton, Z-Tech Senior Site Supervisor said:

“We keep our stocks of flowmeters, PRV’s and associated kit on this ex-RAF base and we get on well with our landlords – when he found out we could help him with his leakage and water supply issues, we were soon contracted to assist: which is great as it’s a bit different from the teams fitting a 1200mm Flowmeter in central London!”


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