Using technology that is used to look for water on other planets, Utilis analyzes satellite imagery to detect leaks and non-revenue-water. The result? Leak detection that covers thousands of square kilometers at once. The leaks are displayed in user friendly GIS reports including street locations, with great accuracy, saving significant labor associated with finding leaks with current methods.
Utilis uses spectral aerial imaging – taken from satellite mounted sensors – to spot leakage in underground distribution pipes. The raw imagery is then overlaid on GIS systems and is processed by Utilis’ unique algorithms. The Utilis algorithm detects treated water, by looking for a particular spectral “signature” typical to drinking water. Eventually, the user is presented with a leakage graphic report overlaid on a map with streets, pipes and size information.