Leak Detection Surveys Begin in January
Through the Otay Water District’s Leak Detection Program, workers are expected to begin surveying your community on Jan. 18, 2017. This program is part of the District’s preventative maintenance program to safeguard water supply, reduce water loss, and help keep rates low.
Ensuring water system reliability helps save water through the operation of this program. Using state-of-the-art equipment, the District’s contractor will inspect the 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.
You will see workers lifting water meter covers in front of the home or business, inspecting contents, and attaching equipment to water meters or valves. Workers will carry company identification. They will not need or ask for entry to any home or business. When a leak is suspected, a District employee will contact that customer and advise them of the leak.
Surveys will typically take place Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., but may take place during early mornings, evenings, or weekends.
District staff will also call and/or email customers in advance as a reminder that the surveys will begin on Jan. 18. For questions, please call 619-670-2222.