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New Sewers are Leaking, Unacceptably, 2015

This is rather old news if you are new to the industry. The background on this work is Norton's initiative from 2015 to 2017, to collect flow monitoring data from new subdivisions across Ontario, to see if my experience locally in Woolwich (see WEAO, 2007) was pehaps more broad. See results at left, of 35 subdivisions reporting from aross Ontario, different municipalities, consultants and contractors. Ninety-eight (98%) of them were leaking unacceptably.

This work engendered a new term, coined by Norton: "leak acceptable". Ontario didn't know what had hit it. Canada wasn't far behind.

We aren't doing the inspections and testing specified in our own standards (+/- 2018)

Following the shocking results of how much leakage was occuring (and knowing that the vast majority of subdivisions are not being flow monitored!), the next question was, what This is rather old news if you are new to the industry. The background on this work is Norton's initiative from 2015 to 2017, to collect flow monitoring data from new subdivisions across Ontario, to see if my experience locally in Woolwich (see WEAO, 2007) was pehaps more broad. See results at left, of 35 subdivisions reporting from aross Ontario, different municipalities, consultants and contractors. Ninety-eight (98%) of them were leaking unacceptably.

This work engendered a new term, coined by Norton: "leak acceptable". Ontario didn't know what had hit it. Canada wasn't far behind.