Apartments Save $56,250 After AlertAQ™ Detects Water Leaks

November 7, 2022
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Minto Apartments, a long-time Alert Labs customer, installed Alert Labs solutions at over 40 buildings and saved more than $100,000 (see Property Management Company Saves $100,000 With Water Flow Sensor).

By using the water insights and alerts provided by the AlertAQ™ water intelligence platform as well as Alert Labs cellular-connected water sensors, the real estate company saved an additional $56,250 after 3 water leaks were detected at 2 of their properties.

All of these water leaks probably would have continued until the end of the summer when we turned off the water feature & cooling towers.

<p align="center" class="body2"> - Joanna, P.Eng, LEED AP BD+C, Director - Sustainability and Innovation, Minto Properties</p>

AlertAQ™ sent an alert to facility teams about a sudden surge in water use due to a leak in a water feature


Over the summer, AlertAQ™ notified Minto Apartments of the following 3 water events at 2 different apartment buildings: Apartment 1 is a 370,515 sq. ft building with 501 suites and Apartment 2 a 95,000 sq. ft. apartment building with 148 suites. See table for a summary of the water leaks.

Table 1. Summary of water leak events

Building Event Leak volume per day (gal) $ /day $ /90 days (summer)
Apartment 1 Leak in make-up line to water feature 23,776 $380 $34,200
Apartment 1 Cooling tower make-up not operating properly 4,755 $75 $6,750
Apartment 2 Cooling tower make-up not operating properly 11,095 $170 $15,300
Total 39,626 gal $$625 $56,250
The makeup line for the cooling tower triggeredan abnormal water use alert.


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