BP09: Water Leak Detection

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Implement a procedure for water leak detection to proactively discover leaks and promptly remediate them. This can include routine review of water consumption trends or an automated leak detection system. The scope of leak detection activities must include both interior and exterior (irrigation) water uses.

Implementation Requirements

  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.
  2. 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.

Submittal Requirements

  • Summary report of the annual facility leak detection audit
  • A description of the ongoing water leak detection strategy
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Implement a procedure for water leak detection to proactively discover leaks and promptly remediate them. This can include routine review of water consumption trends or an automated leak detection system. The scope of leak detection activities must include both interior and exterior (irrigation) water uses.

Implementation Requirements

  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.
  2. 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.

Submittal Requirements

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

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), LEED AP BD+C, BIT Booster

Southface
Director, Education + Research

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