Arlington and NEC Partner Conduct Water Leak Detection Trial
By Reginald Lewis - Office of Communication
Posted on July 16, 2015, July 16, 2015


The City of Arlington and NEC Corporation, NEC Corporation of America recently announced the successful conclusion of a water leak detection trial project for the city. NEC delivers cutting-edge technology that offers municipal water utility companies a cost-effective way to manage water resources to help meet the water needs of the communities they serve. NEC installs high-precision sensors that measure vibrations of water pipes to collect data on leaks in a community's water system. The data from the sensors is collected via networks and analyzed remotely through the cloud, and then can be used to identify the locations of water leaks.

The project with the city of Arlington is the first of its kind conducted by NEC in the United States. During the course of this project, the NEC team installed a series of 33 sensors at two main sites in the Arlington water system. Three water leaks were identified during the four months trial and have been repaired. This is the first step for the City to develop a long-term leak detection strategy by evaluating current leak detection technology.

"The City was pleased with the outcome of this project and looks forward partnering with NEC on future projects. Leak detection is a high priority for the City as we seek to optimize the water supply for our region," says Darryl Westbrook, assistant director of Water Utilities, the City of Arlington.

"NEC is committed to using innovative technology to help strengthen and improve communities and build a thriving and sustainable future for citizens," said Mark Shota, vice president, Corporate Planning, NEC Corporation of America. "Water conservation, especially in drought-prone regions such as the state of Texas, is a high priority for communities as they struggle to maintain this precious resource. We're proud of our contribution toward helping Arlington achieve its water conservation goals.

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