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Delaware Health and Social Services

DHSS Press Release

Date: October 13, 2015

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498



WHO: Division of Public Health's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund staff
City of New Castle Municipal Services Commission Echologics
Representatives from several Delaware municipal public works agencies
WHAT: Demonstration of ePulse water pipe assessment, which uses sound wave technology to deliver soundwaves through pipelines in an effort to determine the presence of any leaks as well as pipe wall thickness without needing to dig. The Division of Public Health's Drinking Water State Revolving Grant Fund provided a $50,000 grant to the City of New Castle in support of the utilization of new technologies to assess its water infrastructure. The City of New Castle contracted with Echologics to use its ePulse technology to conduct acoustic leak detection and condition assessment.
WHY: This non-invasive method of condition assessment prevents the need for public works officials to dig up and cut into pipes to determine the condition of pipes, or guess at the location of leaks, both of which cause serious service and traffic disruption to the public. The ePulse technology also provides a final report and GIS mapping overlay to allow municipalities to be proactive by assisting in the decision-making process for water infrastructure replacement.
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Delaware Street, City of New Castle
(parking is available at the Middle School, or near the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Eighth and Ninth streets)
VISUALS: Demonstration of ePulse technology

QUESTIONS: 302-744-4704

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.

Last Updated: Tuesday October 13 2015
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