Apartment in Sacramento Detects 576,000 Gallon Leak with AlertAQ

May 12, 2021

AlertAQ helped us quantify and resolve the huge leak we had. Every day Alert Labs water solutions are helping us avoid significant water costs.

- Patrick Tully, President, Bitwise Properties

About Arden Town apartments

Arden Town is a two-story, garden-style, multifamily community with 81 units in Sacramento, California. Patrick Tully, President of Property Management Firm: Bitwise Properties, installed Alert Labs water solutions at the apartment to better understand why the water bills were so high.

Result: 26% reduction in water use in 1 month

A few days after installation, minute-by-minute water use data from AlertAQ showed that the high bills were due to a leak of 576,000 gal/year.

Water use monitoring graph shows before and after leak was detected
AlertAQ’s real-time water use data made it easier for Bitwise Properties to resolve the leak faster and reduce water costs.

To isolate the cause of the leak, Patrick and his team used a combination of water use information from AlertAQ and good old fashioned property management work. He and his team turned various water systems on and off such as the sprinkler system. Then, Patrick viewed the water usage data on the AlertAQ water intelligence platform and identified the cause: a leak in the meter vault just past the city service. Bitwise Properties continues to monitor Arden Town with Alert Labs water solutions and has avoided subsequent high water bills due to leaks.

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