McKim & Creed provided leak detection services for 120 miles of water pipelines on the Grand Bahama island. These pipelines are part of a water infrastructure system that includes over 500 miles of distribution system pipeline, four water treatment plants and three booster pump stations.
McKim & Creed’s services included acoustically inspecting the distribution water lines and confirming the exact locations of potential leakage sources. Additionally, the McKim & Creed team assisted the utility with troubleshooting remote data sites and communications for flow and pressure recording devices that are used to create district metering areas (DMAs) within the distribution system. DMAs help narrow down the areas of highest leakage for investigation.
Throughout the leak detection investigation, McKim & Creed trained utility personnel on field practices and equipment processes so they can continue to proactively maintain the leak detection system.