Examples of Leaks
Sprinkler System Leaks
Leaking Flapper Valves
Leaking flapper valves are the most common leak we find. Nearly every time we've installed a meter in a multi-family with over 5 units we detect a leaking flapper valve. An almost undetectable leaking flapper valve can waste 10,500 gallons or $126 worth of water per year. Many buildings will have multiple flapper valve leaks.
Open Flapper Valves
Toilet flapper valves that, without warning, stick open are a common cause of water waste. This one alone wasted 850 gallons or over $10 worth of water in 5 hours. Left alone it could waste almost $1500 of water in a month.
Faulty washing machines waste massive amounts of water. This faulty washing machine had an issue going on for months until the NOWi system was installed. It had been wasting on average 140 gallons per hour. At this rate it was wasting over $1,200 worth of water a month.
Malicious Water Waste
When tenants don't pay for water they can become malicious with their water usage. This one waste 2,600 gallons over 13 hours and continued to do so for multiple days. Each day wasting over $30 worth of water.
Leaks don't just waste water down the drain, leaks damage your property and cause dangerous mold.
A study provided by LexisNexis 2,306 U.S. Homes found that water leak detectors decreased water claims by 96% compared to two years prior to installation.