As underground pipe systems age, the decay and water loss can stay hidden for years and then present disastrously. With ASTERRA MasterPlan, water industry managers can get a visual, data-driven pipeline monitoring and deficiency data layer of the entire system without breaking ground. They can develop long-term replacement plans aided by an unprecedented level of infrastructure intelligence and act on problems before they become disasters.
ASTERRA Recover’s ability to quickly locate leaks across entire water systems at once is the most significant advance in leak detection in over 80 years. This technology was the winner of the inaugural AWWA Innovation Award in 2021, moving it from an innovation to an industry standard.
Per AWWA, leaks take an average of 18 months to surface with substantial loss for the duration. For the first time ever, water system managers have the power to visualize underground leaks system-wide, before any surface evidence presents or any holes are dug, and measurably reduce overall water loss by quickly and proactively remediating leaking pipes.
All over the world, underground wastewater infrastructure is deteriorating much faster than it’s being replaced, largely because its state of decay is unseen and unknown. With MasterPlan, the state of decay is seen and known, across even the largest city-wide systems, with a speed and efficiency that’s entirely new to the industry. Wastewater managers can create long-term maintenance and pipeline replacement plans while viewing deficiencies across their entire system, with specific sections assessed on a 1 – 5 scale, with 5 needing the most immediate attention.
Recover gives wastewater industry managers the ability to find underground pipeline leaks while they’re still underground and before their impact spreads. Entire systems for major cities can be assessed for leaks as often as every two weeks. And expensive crew hours are reserved for repair work instead of search efforts.
For the property management industry, ASTERRA EarthWorks Property will quickly assess underground moisture conditions across managed properties of more than 1,300 sq miles (3500 sq km) including beneath all paved surfaces, with no digging or soil sampling required. EarthWorks provides property owners, managers, and engineers with accurate visualizations of moisture under all parking lots and driveways so that potential failure locations are found and addressed before more severe and expensive damage occurs.