Leak Detection System Development

Leak Detection System Development

January 13, 2022 | Online :: Central Time


In this course, attendees will learn how to assess their non-revenue water needs, utilize better leak detection methods, understand the products that are currently on the market, and avoid the gimmicks or sales pitches that plague the industry.  The philosophy is leak detection is a lot simpler than what most systems think.  By employing a more common sense and keep it simple approach, this course will educate the user on how to minimize risks and costs associated with selecting and implementing leak detection equipment or services. 

Leak detection is not only about non-revenue water reduction. The course will also address Zero leakage expectations.  Even new systems experience at least 3% loss. The main goal here is to be more proactive rather than reactive.

The course is designed to educate both contractors who engage with leak detection as well as water management companies and municipalities on how having a leak detection system, whether through acoustic survey, pressure monitoring, or flow monitoring, will benefit both capital costs and water system analysis. We will also review the cost-benefits of several factors most systems do not even realize that work in conjunction with smart leak detection systems. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Assess current outlook of their water system
  • Explore common leak detection methods
  • Employ best leak detection practices that complement current system and manpower needs
  • Utilize the most complementary leak detection equipment on the market
  • Review data requirements and valuation for proactive leak detection
  • Establish buy-in from your team as leak detection is everyone’s responsibility
  • Prioritize leaks based on manual surveying and data correlation
  • Implement PALM Methodologies (Prevention, Awareness, Location and Mending)


Thursday, January 13, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Course Timing


Understanding Your Water System

  • What is non-revenue water?
  • Calculating water loss
  • Water audits
  • Meter accuracy
    • Large standard meters
    • Ultrasonic flow meters
  • Reactive vs. proactive leak detection
  • Learn more about how your system works


Understanding Leak Detection

  • Leak detection methods
  • Understanding frequencies in your system
  • Data requirements
  • Develop best practices to address water leaks
    • Water loss reduction monitoring
      • Acoustic
      • Pressure
      • Flow
    • Survey and correlation
      • Localization of leak
      • Manual survey
      • Smart water system technologies
    • Pinpoint leak
  • Using the best tools for the job (overview in this session and give more detail in the next session)
  • Methods for using the manpower you have


Develop A Proactive Leak Detection Program

  • PALM (Prevention, Awareness, Location and Mending)
    • Prevention (pressure reduction, network calming, mains replacement)
    • Mending (no-dig repairs, slip lining, temporary repairs, clamp vs cut-outs) 
  • Equipment and software options
    • Database solutions
    • Preliminary AI analysis to predict possible leaking area and pipe segments
    • Cloud based or NB IoT solutions
    • Prioritizing leaks
      • Frequency analysis of the listening devices
    • Employees vs. Contracting
    • Leak management
      • Frequency analysis of the listening devices
    • Avoiding major pitfalls
    • Flow metering and pressure monitoring loggers
      • Development of DMAs (District Metered Areas)
      • Pressure zone monitoring
    • Trusting a brand and vendor
    • Getting buy in from your employees and supervisors
    • Time management best practices


Case Study: El Paso Water, Smart Network Noise Loggers


Hands-On Exercise


Q & A Session

  • Reinforcing what we learned
  • Leak detection simplified philosophy

Course Adjourns


James Maushart has been in various aspects of the water industry for over 15 years.  He served as a Leak Detection Specialist for Pennsylvania American Water, overseeing nine districts in Northwestern Pennsylvania, consistently reducing non-revenue water annually; a Water Transfer Supervisor in the Oil and Gas Field; a Project Manager – Western North America for SebaKMT, overseeing a network of leak detection equipment distributors; and currently owns and operates MetroAqua, a leak detection distributorship and leak contracting business covering NV, AZ, NM, TX, and OK.  He is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and has lived in Las Vegas, NV for the past 4 years. 

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

Event Standard RateAttendees
Single Connection - Leak Detection System DevelopmentUS $ 795.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 3,180.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 5,565.00
Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 9,540.00
Call us at 303.770.8800 if you have any specific questions on the volume discounts
* all other discounts do not apply to license packs

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Cancellation Policy

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before December 10, 2021 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations case studies, and interactive Q&A will be used for this course

Who Should Attend

  • Public Works Director (assistant PW director, etc)
  • Water Superintendent, Supervisor
  • Water Engineer
  • Water Loss Control
  • Utility Risk Management
  • Anything Water Authority / Department Related (meter dept, water loss control committee, supervisors)
  • Non Revenue Water Specialists
  • Anything Leak Detection (specialists, contractors, etc)

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 7.0
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group-Live
Advanced Preparation: None

CpeEUCI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

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