Listening for Leaks

Proactive teamwork helps California water district prioritize projects and cut water loss.

Listening for Leaks

Utility systems specialist Kevin Barkdull, a member of the Marin Municipal Water District’s Leak Detection Team, uses a ground mic to listen for leaks in a waterline. Above:

Almost 30,000 gallons per day — that’s how much water is saved by the leak detection team of Marin Municipal Water District.

Formed in 2008, the Marin Municipal Water District leak detection team in Marin, California, is the result of a political push to formalize leak...

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