Saturday, April 23, 2011

Water Leak Monitoring System through Statistical Anomaly Detection Engine

http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/04/technology_monitor_1?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/pipedreams

Though water is cheap, it is not free. According to a report published by the Bank in 2006, leaks even then were costing $14 billion a year. But to plug a leak you have to find it. Water mains are hard to inspect, particularly if they are underground. Many are old and thus decrepit. And outright theft is not unheard of, as the poor seek to fill their drinking vessels and the rich their swimming pools. An effective way of detecting leaks, both accidental and deliberate, would therefore be welcome.

Article Primary Source: The Economist
Article Reference Source: NACE International
Publication Date: 21 April 2011

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