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The Use of Technology

The future of water conservation isn’t just up to us—it’s also riding on the wave of technological innovation. Exciting new technologies are set to shake up how we save water, solving old problems in fresh ways.  So, what are we doing at Provo Water Company as we shape a water-smart future.


Provo Water has a system in place that keeps track of how water flows through its pipes. This system helps to detect leaks, places where water is wasted and spots where people are using too much water. Using advanced technology like ITRON, NAA, and TELEMETRA, Provo Water can pinpoint issues quickly. Additionally, this system allows Provo Water to alert customers about excessive water usage, ultimately benefiting everyone by promoting water conservation.

Improved Water Pipes

Imagine you have a network of pipes carrying water to different places. Currently, some of these pipes are made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride), but now, starting in 2024, they’re being replaced with HDPE (high-density polyethylene) pipes and fittings.

This change is happening because HDPE pipes are more durable and long-lasting compared to PVC. They’re better at handling pressure and less prone to cracking or leaking over time. So, by switching to HDPE, the distribution network becomes more reliable, meaning fewer disruptions or breaks in the system. Plus, these pipes are expected to last longer, reducing the need for frequent replacements and saving costs in the long run.


The distribution network is getting a makeover to enhance water pressure and distribution. By redesigning it to ensure consistent pressure throughout, planning becomes smoother, and the network operates more efficiently. This optimized system not only improves water usage but also allows for better resource management, benefiting both consumers and the environment.

Ground Penetrating Radar

Provo Water Company has made significant investments in cutting-edge equipment, including the utilization of Ground Penetrating Radar instrumentation. This technology helps us detect underground structures and pinpoint water leaks in specific situations. By employing such advanced tools, we enhance our ability to maintain the integrity of our infrastructure and ensure efficient water management.

Acoustical Leak Detection

Employing Acoustical Leak Detection Technology has revolutionized our approach to managing leaks within the Distribution Network. This innovative method utilizes sound waves to pinpoint even the most elusive leaks, allowing for swift and precise repairs. By integrating this cutting-edge technology into our operations, we minimize water loss, reduce service disruptions, and uphold our commitment to efficient water management and conservation.

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