The Reducing Leakage in Australia report showcases the efforts by water utilities to reduce leakage in their own systems. While Australia has among the lowest levels of leakage in the world this report shows there is still work being done top improve on these figures
This report recognises the efforts of water utilities to reduce water lost through the system. This water accounts for about 10 per cent of the utilities’ system input across Australia. We know from research that customers want us to get the basics right by efficiently managing networks and minimising leaks and breaks. While Australian utilities perform better than the UK and US for leakage there is always more to be done and the report highlights some of the innovative work being done; from Kep the leak detection specialist dog in Western Australia to a smart water network in South Australia with over 400 sensors across Adelaide’s CBD.