We test for leaks, confirm pressure levels within the water supply network and also test fire flow performance, to make sure the network responds when emergency services need to use fire hydrants.
We use a combination of automated remote monitoring driven by the latest technologies as well as Unitywater crews and specialist contractors testing for leaks by inspecting valves during the day and testing water pressure at night.
You're unlikely to notice testing happening near you because we don’t need to turn off the water supply. You may experience some minor increases or decreases in your water pressure. This is only temporary, but please contact us if the pressure does not return to normal.
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Find out more about how to check for water leaks.
Leakage reduction FAQs
Regularly maintaining our water supply network by testing for leaks and confirming pressure levels:
- saves money and the environment by minimising the water wasted through leaks
- helps prevent burst mains, which means fewer interruptions to supply for our customers and less water loss
- helps defer the need for expensive infrastructure upgrades
- tests the network’s ability to perform on demand in case of a fire.
If you notice a leak on public property, such as water leaking on the road or a burst water main, please contact us as soon as possible to report it.
We may need to carry out emergency repairs.
You can also call 1300 086 489 at any time of day or night.
If you're concerned about a leak on your property, follow our steps on how to check for water leaks.