Leak Detection/Location Survey Report for the City of Marion: May 1, 1996-May 31, 1996

Author JE Gapinski and JR Shipley (Edwards Aquifer Authority)
Year 1996
Description Leak detection and location survey report for City of Marion, TX, May 1-31, 1996. Note: this function was taken over by the San Antonio Water System in 2006.
Publisher Edwards Aquifer Authority
Location City of Marion, TX
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On March 15, 1996, the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA), formerly the Edwards Underground Water District, received a request from the City of Marion to perform a leak detection I location survey on its water distribution system. A pre-survey conference was held April 4, 1996 at the City of Marion to discuss the work to be performed. It was agreed that EAA wou ld 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 Marion by EAA at the conclusion of the survey.

John E. Gapinski of EAA began the survey on May 1, 1996, and the survey was concluded on May 31, 1996. Over the course of the survey, a total of 817 access points were surveyed including 615 customer service connections, 34 fire hydrants, 158 valves, and 10 other access points covering 25.42 miles of distribution and transmission main.

Fourteen utility side leaks and eleven customer side leaks were detected for a total of 25 leaks. The utility side leaks included 4 service leaks, 7 meter box leaks, 1 fire hydrant leak, and 2 main leaks. An estimated 14,697 gallons of water per day has been saved by the repair of 14 utility side leaks as of June 15, 1996. The leaks discovered during the survey range from 3,960 gallons per day to small meter box leaks.