Leak Detection/Location Survey Report for the City of Kyle, May 16, 1995-June 5, 1995

Author JE Gapinski and JR Shipley (Edwards Underground Water District)
Year 1995
Description Leak detection and location survey report for City of Kyle, TX from May 16, 1995-June 5, 1995. Note: this function was taken over by the San Antonio Water System in 2006.
Report Number 95-08
Publisher Edwards Underground Water District
Location City of Kyle, TX
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On May 9, 1995, the Edwards Underground Water District (EUWD) received a request from the City of Kyle to perform a leak detection/location survey on its water distribution system. A pre-survey conference was held May 12, 1995, at the City of Kyle to discuss the work to be performed. It was agreed that EUWD would perform sonic leak detection on all available access points and computerized leak location as needed. A final report, including any unusual system condition found and an updated master water plat would be submitted to the City of Kyle by EUWD at the conclusion of the survey.

John E. Gapinski of EUWD began the survey on May 16, 1995, and the survey was concluded on June 5, 1995. Over the course of the survey, a total of 1,464 access points were surveyed including 1,023 customer service connections, 106 fire hydrants, 328 valves, and 7 other access points covering 29.70 miles of distribution main.

Thirteen utility side leaks and 3 customer side leaks were detected for a total of 16 leaks. The utility side leaks included 2 service leaks, 8 meter box leaks, and 3 main leaks. An estimated 260,734 gallons of water per day has been saved by the repair of the 13 utility side leaks.

The leaks discovered during the survey range from 254,592 gallons per day to small meter box leaks.