Leak Detection Saves Water and Money!
The Otay Water District’s highly successful leak detection and repair program is being expanded to more communities in 2016. In the coming weeks, communities to be surveyed include Spring Valley, La Presa, Rancho San Diego, Calavo Gardens, Hillsdale, Jamul, Castle Park, Sunbow, and Otay Mesa.
Leak detection and repair programs save water by ensuring water system integrity. Using state-of-the-art equipment, the District inspects its water distribution system for leaks in pipelines, meters, and valves. The equipment is designed to “listen” for leaks and can pinpoint the location of even the smallest water leak. Once identified, District crews will schedule the needed repairs.
Customers in the neighborhoods to be inspected may see workers lifting water meter covers in front of your home or business, inspecting the contents, and attaching equipment to water meters or valves. Work will typically take place Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., but it may take place in the early morning, evenings, or on weekends. Workers will be wearing clothing with a Wachs Water Services logo and will carry company identification. They will not need or ask for entry to your home.
When a leak is suspected on a customer’s property, a District employee will contact that customer and advise them of the leak. District employees will be wearing Otay Water District uniforms and will carry identification. District employees do not require entry to your home. If you have questions, please call us at 619-670-2222.
Leak detection and repair is part of the District’s preventative maintenance program to safeguard your water supply, reduce water loss, and help keep rates low.