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Posted on: November 13, 2020


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SAMCO Leak Detection Services, Inc., a Leak Detection/GPS Services Company, has been hired by the City of Taylor to conduct a Leak Detection Survey within the City limits. The employees of SAMCO will be wearing safety vests and driving SAMCO trucks. They will commence their activities on November 16 and will be working with the City of Taylor Public Works Department.


Employees of SAMCO will be utilizing sophisticated equipment to listen on water meters, valves, fire hydrants, and on the ground surface to determine if an underground water leak is present. The electronic leak detection equipment receives and processes unique leak sounds of water escaping the pipes.  Benefits of Leak Detection and Repair include: Conservation of valuable water resources, Cost-Savings through reduction of treated water that is lost to leaks, reduced property damage from decreased water leaks, and reduced risk of the leak process contaminating the water system.     


In addition to Leak Detection, SAMCO employees will also be using GPS devices to accurately identify locations of the leaks that will be transferred to the City’s GIS (Geographic Information System); i.e., hardware and software used for electronic mapping of water and wastewater systems.  


The City approved the Leak Detection contract with SAMCO, with the goal of completing this project (evaluation of entire water system) over the next 2-3 weeks.  Subsequently, the City of Taylor continues to be a leader in utilizing technology to solve problems, enhance water use efficiency, and maintain cost-effectiveness for its residents.

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