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Re: Water leak- plumbing
*Benefits of Leak Detection and Repair?
The economic benefits of leak detection and repair can be easily estimated. For an individual leak, the amount lost in a given period of time, multiplied by the retail value of that water will provide a dollar amount. Remember to factor in the costs of developing new water supplies and other “hidden” costs.
Some other potential benefits of leak detection and repair that are difficult to quantify include:
increased knowledge about the distribution system, which can be used, for example, to respond more quickly to emergencies and to set priorities for replacement or rehabilitation programs ;
more efficient use of existing supplies and delayed capacity expansion;
improved relations with both the public and utility employees;
improved environmental quality;
increased firefighting capability;
reduced property damage, reduced legal liability, and reduced insurance because of the fewer main breaks; and
reduced risk of contamination.