LONDON, ON, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - During the month of November the Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System will deploy state-of-the-art technology for the Lake Huron main transmission pipeline.
An acoustic fibre optic cable will be deployed inside the water pipeline and will listen for leaks and damage to the pipes. What the cable hears will be sent to three remote monitoring stations, giving advanced warning of any changes in the structural integrity of the pipeline. By collecting real-time data, the operator of the water supply system can intervene with quick action on distressed pipes before they rupture. This initiative represents the largest project of its kind in Canada and the third largest in North America.
You are invited to witness the deployment of this advanced technology and see firsthand its benefits in safeguarding the abundant, safe and secure supply of clean water delivered to 500,000 people living and working in this region of Southwestern Ontario.
Two deployment locations affording media a prime opportunity to view the installation:
- Wednesday and Thursday morning, November 12 & 13 - cable installation between Nine Mile Road (just west of Wonderland Road) and the Arva Terminal Reservoir (at 13964 Medway Road)
- Friday morning, November 14th – cable installation between the water treatment plant (at 71155 Bluewater Highway / Hwy 21) and Kirkton Road (east of Corbett Line)
Other locations are available throughout the month of November.
If you would like more information on this project
If you would like to attend the deployment of this advanced technology, please contact:
SOURCE: Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System
For further information: Andrew Henry, Manager, Regional Water Supply, [email protected], 519-930-3505 ext. 1355