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Posted on: July 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Checking hydrants and main lines for leaks


Beginning Mon., July 12, Sewer & Water Field Operations personnel will be working with a sub-contractor to conduct the annual water distribution system leak detection survey.

In general, the work will be conducted on weekdays between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM, with minimal late night and early weekend hours due to noise interference and/or traffic. 

The survey crew will listen for leaks on all fire hydrants, some main line valves and service line valves using an acoustic listening device. They will listen for sounds of a water leak, such as water gurgling or water spraying. If a leak sound is heard, the crew will correlate the leak sound (narrow down the area) and pinpoint the leak.

Leaks may be discovered on fire hydrants, water main lines or valves, private service lines or service valves and sometimes from internal plumbing fixtures. In the event a leak sound is detected on a private line the crew may ask for assistance from the property owner to verify the leak. This may entail access onto private property or access to the water meter inside the structure. Both Cranberry Township personnel and sub-contractor personnel will carry an approved Township-issued photo ID badge at all times. 

As stated above, the survey crew may venture onto private property to detect a leak or require access into your home or business. If you do not wish to grant access at that time, please contact Cranberry Township at 724-776-4806 to schedule an appointment.

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