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ATLANTA, May 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Echologics, alongside Severn Trent Water and Loughborough University, took home the Water Industry Achievement Awards'
Most Innovative New Technology of the Year and the overall
Outstanding Innovation 2014 awards. Echologics won both awards for LeakFinderST
™, an advanced leak noise correlator jointly developed by the three organizations.
Accepting the award with host Patrick Monahan, VP and General Manager of Echologics Marc Bracken (second from left), Julie Hart of Severn Trent Water, James Flint and Neil Dixon of Loughborough University and Ofwat chief engineer Mark Worsfold
Organized by WET News and Water & Wastewater Treatment, the Water Industry Achievement Awards recognize industry leaders with outstanding innovation in the UK water industry and outstanding innovation and best practices across the industry as a whole.
An affiliate of Mueller Co., Echologics is a leading developer and provider of acoustic-based technologies for water loss management, leak detection and pipe condition assessment.
Most Innovative New Technologyof the Year award, which recognizes a ground-breaking product or technology, has been awarded only since 2013. The
Outstanding Innovation 2014 award is given to the overall winner and recognizes products or companies with the most significant new contribution to the water industry.
Severn Trent Water with Loughborough University undertook research to further improve leak detection with plastic piping. Following promising research and the filing of a patent application, Severn Trent partnered with Echologics to design and commercially launch a correlator, branded LeakFinderST, which features improved performance in terms of accuracy and speed of correlation.