Leak Detection Technology Reduces Non-revenue Water Losses and Improves Network Health

Water utilities worldwide are on a mission to combat non-revenue water, which causes soaring costs, service disruptions, unhappy customers and wastes our most precious resource. In Australia and New Zealand, most utilities are exploring the game-changing potential of digital metering (DM). While DM brings efficiency gains and customer engagement, it falls short in identifying physical network leaks. Enter Sotto® (Sotto): the groundbreaking leak detection sensor created and proven by South East Water (SEW) in Melbourne.

By integrating Sotto into DM deployment at a marginal cost, SEW achieved early leak detection, thereby reducing water loss. SEW conducted a successful trial using 5,000 Sotto-enabled digital meters, leading to early leak detection with financial viability.

SEW engaged Jacobs to review their findings and model a 1:1 or 1:2 density of Sotto sensors to save water effectively. You can read more about the benefits of Sotto and Jacobs' analysis by checking out the case study below.

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Discover how South East Water effectively utilized Sotto® network leak detection sensors and Jacobs' analysis to create a sustainable future.

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