Water and sewage utility, Interpass, implemented technology with pressure sensors for more efficient detection of leaks, which are not visible or underground.
The agency’s director, Jose Enrique Torres López, explained that timely detection of non-visible leaks will lead to the recovery of significant amounts of water and improve the pressure in the network; When a leak is repaired, 60 liters of water per hour can be recovered.
He highlighted the importance of improving effluent recovery processes with new technologies, as they save time and, above all, water wastage, leaks and latent intakes, between 30 and 50 percent of the volume of liquid that feeds into the network. Is,
“Our aim is to avoid leakage of water through pipes in poor condition at all costs, especially those which are not visible,” he said, adding that this is a priority work that will be done in the entire metropolitan area. Applicable in the network, especially in the regions oldest in the network.
He explained that, in the first phase of the work, the crew inspects the site to check for moisture, diagnose sinkholes and detect leaks that usually lead to drainage, which should always be avoided. should, the water is then recovered with a replacement tube and appropriate. material.
Significantly, the oldest areas of the city, as well as the northern and eastern parts of the metropolitan area, are most affected by water seepage resulting from moisture, filtration or land slope.