Leak Detection

Distribution System Water Leak Identification Crew

Cumming Utilities’ leak identification crew’s goal is to identify and locate water leaks in our water system before they grow larger and obvious. Some leaks are small and deep underground and never become visible. Although these leaks are small, the cumulative resulting water loss can be staggering. Cumming Utilities seeks to be good stewards of our precious water resources.

Periodically, the City hires a private contractor to investigate segments of the water system for leaks. Using listening devices similar to a stethoscope and leak correlation equipment, these contractors can pinpoint leaks that would take the City years to find. Most of the time, leaks occur in privately owned water service lines that transport water from the meter to a home or business.