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Tackling leakage

Kelda Water Services Defence (KWS Defence) has undertaken a huge amount of work in relation to reducing leakage across the MOD sites. On contract commencement in December 2003, leakage on the Estate was running at approximately 45% of the Water into Supply and in 2005 we installed data loggers across a number of sites in order to improve visibility of the nightlines to effectively manage leakage. In December 2006, the leakage team was in-sourced, promoting ownership and focus that allowed knowledge of the networks to be consolidated within the business.

Overall, year on year improvement to the level of leakage has been made that has not only benefited KWS Defence but also supported the MOD's sustainability targets. Aquatrine has already met the Government's target to cut water consumption by 25% by the year 2020 -hitting the target eleven years early in 2009 and reducing leakage from 45% to around 17%. This is equivalent to 10 Olympic sized swimming pools per day!

Leak Outside Gate