LOCATING LEAKS

WITH THE ADDITION of a hand-held global navigation satellite system, Richmond public works employees can quickly locate water leaks and begin to repair lines more efficiently. From left, Richmond City Public Works Director Dale Shipp watches as representatives from Midland GIS Solutions help city GIS Technician Dominique Owens uses the system to locate a valve.

RICHMOND – More than 56 miles of water line infrastructure lies under the city, delivering water to residents and businesses.

“Some of our infrastructure is more than 85 years old,” Public Works Director Dale Shipp said. “It can be difficult to locate where the source of a leak is because although we have maps, they are old and not always accurate. This can create quite a mess when we are digging down to repair lines and valves.”

READ ABOUT HIGH-TECH LOCATION SYSTEMS IN THE FRIDAY, AUG. 30 RICHMOND DAILY NEWS

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