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2019, 10-16-19, Pipe Locating, Williamstown
Williamstown Town Hall
31 North Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
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The Art and Science of Pipe Locating and Leak Detection

Course ID # MWWA 10-009

Locating water mains and finding leaks can be time consuming, expensive and sometimes dangerous.  Those well-versed in this skill agree that being good is as much of an art as it is a science.  Understanding all of the various types of equipment and their limitations is an important first step in becoming proficient at this critical task that many water operators must perform. 

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the theory of pipe locating and leak detection.
  • To become familiar with the various types of pipe locating and leak detection equipment currently on the market.
  • To learn the advantages and limitations of the various types of equipment.
  • To discuss the tips and techniques necessary to become a better pipe and leak locator.

Attendees completing this seminar will be awarded 3.0 TCHs (Training Contact Hours).

LOCATION:              Williamstown Town Hall - Selectboard Room,  1st Floor
                                  31 North St., Williamstown, MA 01267

DATE:                       Wednesday, October 16, 2019

TIME:                        8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

INSTRUCTOR:         Warren Verga, President, 360 Utility Solutions

                                  Eric Denslow, Eastcom Associates


8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.        Registration & Introduction

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.        Pipe Locating Theory and Operation

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.      Non-Metallic Pipe Issues and Options

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.     Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.    Leak Detection: Economics, Surveys, Loggers

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    New Technologies, GIS, Mapping

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.    Conclusion/Course Assessment Evaluations


ATTENDANCE POLICY: Participants must attend 90% of the program and complete a session evaluation form to be eligible for TCHs. 


Contact: Daniel Laprade, [email protected], 413-883-7030