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Leak Detection and Water Loss Control

Municipal Water Supply

  1. Zacharia Michael Lahlou Technical Assistance Consultant

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047147844X.mw1817

Water Encyclopedia

Water Encyclopedia

How to Cite

Lahlou, Z. M. 2005. Leak Detection and Water Loss Control. Water Encyclopedia. 1:317–320.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005


Utilities can no longer tolerate inefficiencies in water distribution systems and the resulting loss of revenue associated with underground water system leakage. Increases in pumping, treatment and operational costs make these losses prohibitive. To combat water loss, many utilities are developing methods to detect, locate, and correct leaks.


  • leak detection;
  • repair;
  • repair strategy