Water Efficiency July/August 2012 : Page 60
Leaks eventually tell you where they are... but can you afford to wait? A geyser caused by the rupture of a water main is a big, expensive problem to fix. Find leaks before they erupt with Aclara’s STAR ® ZoneScan leak-detection solution. Jointly developed by Aclara and Zurich-based Gutermann International, the STAR ZoneScan locates leaks while they are still underground. The solution employs data loggers placed on gate or hydrant valves to sample the sound waves generated by leaks along the main, and automatically sends this data to the utility over the Aclara STAR ® Network. There, the system’s software correlates the data, pinpointing any leaks to within a few feet. The STAR ZoneScan solution saves time by automat-ing the process of collecting and transmitting data about the water system. It also encourages practical water conservation by helping utilities identify and fix leaks before they become costly, water-wasting emergencies. For more information, please contact us at STARZoneScan@aclara.com or visit us at bit.ly/STARZoneScan.