CITY OF ORLAND ACOUSTIC LEAK DETECTION STUDY
The City of Orland retained MC Engineering in 2014 to conduct investigations related to water efficiency and metering. The resulting report, completed in November in 2014 titled “Meter and Water Loss Management System Report” included documenting existing suspected water losses and making recommendations for various investigations in metering, control system upgrades, and other water efficiency improvements, one of which included conducting an initial acoustic leakage survey. Based on the recommendations contained in that report, an acoustic survey and and initial study focused on approximately 17 miles of older mains in the City’s distribution system network. The findings of the survey and accompanying study allowed the City of Orland to locate, document, and repair significant quantities of existing leaks.