Career outlook for leakage operative
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would use specialist equipment to find leaks in water pipes and then arrange repairs to save water. People would depend on you to quickly get their water running again whenever there was a problem.
You would carry out planned surveys and also respond to emergencies, making sure that the water supply is disrupted as little as possible.
Because there is often no visible sign of a leak, you would use specialist equipment to examine water flowing in and out of an area to find out where any leaks are.
- Inspect customers' water supply
- Monitor water system leakage
- Attach leakage detection equipment to pipes
- Measure water pressure and flow
- Record data from the detection equipment and use it to narrow down your search area
- Listen for sounds that might indicate a leak, using acoustics and noise logging equipment
- Notify a repair team to come out and fix the leak
The conditions will often be uncomfortable, wet and dirty. You’d need to make sure you follow health and safety regulations.
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