ASTERRA’s Journey to 100k Leaks

September 26, 2023
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As ASTERRA’s success spread from one corner of the globe to another, we eagerly kept track of every leak we found, tracing the remarkable impact we’ve had on the world. With each leak added to our tally, our excitement grew, knowing that a special milestone worth celebrating was approaching. Using ASTERRA Recover and the EO Discover platform, we are proud to announce the discovery of 100,000 leaks.

You read that right! 100,000 leaks have been located using ASTERRA solutions.

Since 2015, when ASTERRA founder and chief technology officer, Lauren Guy worked with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) to locate water on Mars and applied the technology for use by water utilities to locate leaks of potable water, the impact on Earth has been nothing short of remarkable. Our solutions have been used in 64 countries, saving more than 368 billion gallons of potable water, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 235,520 metric tons, and saving 920,000 MWH of energy, supporting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals number 6, 9, and 13.

As more countries and customers are using EO Discover – ASTERRA’s SaaS platform – leaks are located exponentially faster, providing accurate and reliable intelligence in real time, enabling stakeholders to make more informed decisions and act in a timely manner. Now, we have found 100k leaks – ASTERRA’s biggest milestone to date. Discovering 100k leaks has saved the world an incredible amount of potable water, every human’s greatest necessity and Earth’s most valuable resource.

With ASTERRA expanding their award-winning satellite-based technology to infrastructure monitoring through ASTERRA EarthWorks, the detection of high soil moisture content to prevent infrastructure failures is accelerating and protecting both the safety of our communities and our environment. EarthWorks locates subsurface moisture as a way to evaluate mines, railways, dams, levees, roads, and other large infrastructure installations from space. It is used to accurately identify areas of concern and potential failure, making the world safer. This innovative solution not only fosters sustainable infrastructure practices but also empowers resilience in the face of climate change.

Our multidisciplinary team and patented algorithms, along with partners all over the world, have made it possible for us to fulfill our mission to be humanity’s eyes on Earth.

The 100k leak was found in Pennsylvania, USA! We would like to recognize and thank the Pennsylvania American Water team for their excellent work in helping us complete our most significant advancement to date!

Onward to our next milestone of locating 100,000 more leaks!

Please contact us to learn more about ASTERRA’s solutions.

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