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<< Back to: Member News: ICLEI e-News | issue 8, June - July 2007

Water leakage repairs bring savings in Suwon

August 08, 2007

The municipal government in Suwon (Korea) saved $US 144,000 after detecting and repairing leaks in the water supply system.

The detection of water leakage is now continuing on a regular basis, following repairs and savings made in 2006.

Checks are made to the waterworks drainage pipes, drainage pipe diverting points, and the water pipes at least four times per week.

Already in 2007, the municipal governments was able to repair 26 leakages following 125 investigations that covered a total of 55.5 kilometres of pipeline.  These investigations are even more critical as Korea has been classified by the United Nations as a water deficient nation.

ICLEI has an international freshwater Water Campaign that aims to build the capacity of local governments to reduce water consumption and improve local water quality. For more information on ICLEI’s Water Campaign, please visit www.iclei.org/water.

Suwon is one of 31 local governments in Korea that are currently Members of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.  For more information on ICLEI and its activities in Korea, please visit www.iclei.org/korea.

Source:  “Suwon city saves $US 144,000 by detecting water supply leakage”, Happy Suwon website at http:/eng.suwon.ne.kr, 27 Juy 2007.