BP09: Water Leak Detection

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Purpose

To support water conservation efforts and minimize the adverse effects caused by water events.

 

Objective

Create and implement procedures for water leak detection to proactively discover leaks and promptly remediate them.

Submittal Requirements

BIT Building:

  • Summary report of the annual facility leak detection audit
  • A description of the ongoing water leak detection strategy

 

BIT for Tenants:

  • Water leak detection procedures for areas within the tenant space and/or under tenant control.

 

Implementation Guidance

BIT Building:

  1. Annually, perform the Facility Leak Detection – Basic Audit procedure from the South Florida Water Management District “Water Efficiency and Self-Conducted Water Audits at Commercial and Institutional Facilities, Second Edition.” This can be performed by third-party or trained in-house personnel.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building for areas and operations under Tenant control.

BIT Building:

  1. Implement an ongoing water leak detection strategy by either recording water main meter and submeter readings on a weekly basis and evaluating trends regularly for evidence of leaks, or installing water leak detection equipment.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Tenant: Implement an ongoing strategy for water leak detection (using routine meter readings and consumption trend analysis, an automated leak detection system, physical/visual inspection, or other method) for systems and fixtures within the tenant space and under direct tenant control.
    1. This will generally include bathroom and break-room fixtures at a minimum.

 

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Purpose

To support water conservation efforts and minimize the adverse effects caused by water events.

 

Objective

Create and implement procedures for water leak detection to proactively discover leaks and promptly remediate them.

Implementation Requirements

BIT Building:

  1. Annually, perform the Facility Leak Detection – Basic Audit procedure from the South Florida Water Management District “Water Efficiency and Self-Conducted Water Audits at Commercial and Institutional Facilities, Second Edition.” This can be performed by third-party or trained in-house personnel.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building for areas and operations under Tenant control.

BIT Building:

  1. Implement an ongoing water leak detection strategy by either recording water main meter and submeter readings on a weekly basis and evaluating trends regularly for evidence of leaks, or installing water leak detection equipment.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Tenant: Implement an ongoing strategy for water leak detection (using routine meter readings and consumption trend analysis, an automated leak detection system, physical/visual inspection, or other method) for systems and fixtures within the tenant space and under direct tenant control.
    1. This will generally include bathroom and break-room fixtures at a minimum.

 

Submittal Requirements

BIT Building:

  • Summary report of the annual facility leak detection audit
  • A description of the ongoing water leak detection strategy

 

BIT for Tenants:

  • Water leak detection procedures for areas within the tenant space and/or under tenant control.

 

BIT User experts

Dylan Waldhuetter

M.S. Water Policy & Management, AWS Water Stewardship Specialist

The Water Council
Alliance for Water Stewardship North America Program Manager

Shane Totten

Registered Architect (Georgia), BIT Pro

Southface
Director, Strategy and Impact

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