Engineers at Sheffield University have invented a system that can identify leaking water pipes accurately and quickly.

The system transmits a pressure wave along pipes which sends back a signal if it passes any abnormal features such a a leak or crack in the pipe.

Figures from Ofwat suggest that up to 40% of our total water supply can be lost due to damaged pipes. The device could assist in preventing water loss and has been trialled with positive results.

Find out more about how the device works on The Engineer.

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