In October 2013, Bosch Munitech cemented its position as the pre-eminent leak detection and repair contractor in KwaZulu-Natal with the award of its latest leak detection contract for Msunduzi Local Municipality.
After six years of hands-on experience in this very specialised field, the results, five months into the project, reflect the value and necessity of leak detection contracts as a tool to combat real water losses.
The original scope of service comprises in excess of 5 000 km of reticulation pipe, which was surveyed and this was augmented by some 4 400 km of survey work in February 2014 with the extension of services into the Vulindlela area. The contract currently utilises a complement of 9 leak detection teams in the field on a daily basis.
Significantly, the project has generated 14 jobs within the local community for the duration of the contract.
Proactive leak detection and repair preserves our water resources, eliminates significant costs and revenue losses for
the municipality and contributes towards job creation and skills development.