Leak Detection Program On Niue Island’s Water Resource. Case Study. Vision. To provide good quality, adequate, continuous and a sustainable supply of water to the people of Niue Island. Niue Island Water Resource.
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Water Supply is unreliable
Water Demand exceeds supply
All Water Pumps working at full capacity –
possibility of over pumping
Public reservoir remains empty leading to water being supplied direct to consumers; vulnerable during cyclone seasons.
High power consumption cost for all pumps operating 24 hrs
Source of leakage Total number of leakage Estimated percentage of total
found on initial identified and repairs water wastage
Taps 661 35
Toilet cistern 208 30
Domestic pipe-work 207 10
Overflowing domestic tanks 35 5
Overflowing village reservoir 9 15
Leakage on Public Water 5 5
As shown above Leaking Taps and running toilet cistern were the main contributor of water wastage.