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2009-07-21 08:59:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., July 21 /PRNewswire/ --Water running down a street is often, unfortunately, one of the first signs an underground water main is leaking and the water has reached the surface. But now, using new technology to listen for clues in its pipes, New Jersey American Water is able to determine where significant problems could arise in its water system, sometimes before the breaks occur. The result is saving millions of gallons of water. The new technology uses the Internet to...

2009-06-24 15:30:54

Purdue University engineers have created a system that saves energy and servicing costs by indicating when air conditioners are low on refrigerant. Professor James Braun, who led the research, said the new virtual refrigerant charge sensor is particularly practical for automotive air conditioners, which tend to leak refrigerant more than other types of units, and also for household central air conditioning units. Braun said maintaining the proper charge, or amount of refrigerant in a system,...

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2009-06-23 11:40:00

Engineers have developed a technique that saves energy and servicing costs by indicating when air conditioners are low on refrigerant, preventing the units from working overtime.The new "virtual refrigerant charge sensor" is particularly practical for automotive air conditioners, which tend to leak refrigerant more than other types of units, and also for household central air conditioning units, said James Braun, a professor of mechanical engineering.Maintaining the proper "charge," or amount...

2009-06-11 08:00:00

Partnership creates advanced leak detection along water utility distribution lines RALEIGH, N.C., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Two leading data collection providers in the water utility industry are partnering to offer an advanced solution that will quickly and accurately detect leaks along a water distribution line. Sensus and Fluid Conservation Systems (FCS) will pair their products -- Sensus' FlexNet(R) and FCS' Permalog+ AMR -- to provide an acoustic leak detection solution that can be used...

2009-06-09 14:59:42

A Florida man filed a complaint with the Florida Public Services Commission about a $4,616.84 bill that his water company attributed to a massive leak. Ed Cicerone, 29, of Holiday, said it would cost him thousands of dollars to repair the leak that resulted in a monthly bill for 1.4 million gallons of water and his homeowner's insurance has denied his claim, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Tuesday. They've been very resistant this entire time, he said. It makes me upset because I pay...

2009-06-03 10:00:00

No dig alternative to traditional leak repair conserves water and dollars SAN DIEGO/>, June 3/> /PRNewswire/ -- It is estimated that 30% of all pools have a leak. The water wasted from leaks is going to become more costly as water prices rise due to water shortages. People are slow to rectify their leak problems since most repairs are costly and invasive. That's all about to change. The Nu Flow Companies declare the imminent distribution of Pipes Down Under, a patented pool pipe...

2009-03-31 09:19:00

HOLLY, Mich., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Oil stains in the driveway and on the garage floor usually mean big repair bills. Most engine oil leaks come from the vehicle's rear main seal, and replacing it professionally can cost up to $900. But now there's a much more cost-effective solution: Bar's Leaks(R) Rear Main Seal Repair is the first off-the-shelf solution to stop most common oil leak problems. "Everyone knows that times are tough right now," explains Jim Moffitt, vice president of sales...

2009-03-17 11:34:00

Cities Officially Proclaim Week to Promote Water Efficiency PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Monterey Peninsula cities of Monterey, Pacific Grove and Seaside will proclaim March 16-20, "Fix A Leak Week," to remind residents to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. Because minor water leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of wasted water each year in U.S. homes, the Environmental Protection Agency launched "Fix A Leak Week" in...

2009-03-13 08:31:00

HERSHEY, Pa., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Because minor water leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes, the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense has declared March 16-20, as the first "Fix a Leak Week." Pennsylvania American Water is partnering in the inaugural event to remind Pennsylvania residents to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. "Leaks can account for 11,000 gallons of water wasted in the home...

2009-03-11 11:13:00

WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors --- National Association (PHCC) is encouraging members and homeowners to participate in "Fix a Leak Week," a first-time effort of the EPA's WaterSense Program that will encourage Americans to improve the water efficiency of their homes by checking for and fixing leaks. "We have urged our members across the country to take part in this very worthwhile event," said PHCC President Joe Schmitt, owner of Joe...


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