Syrinix expands distribution in drought-stricken west

The water and wastewater data insights provider expands footprint to California.

Syrinix has expanded its distributor network to 11 with California-based D&H Water Systems. The announcement marks the company’s first partnership in the state, enhancing water and wastewater monitoring capabilities in a region severely impacted by unprecedented drought conditions.

James Dunning, CEO of Syrinix, commented: “Some of our largest customers are in the states served by D&H – California and Nevada. We are hopeful that together, we can better serve our existing clients as they work towards a more water-efficient future, as well as prospects prioritising water infrastructure improvements in years to come.”

Decreased rainfall and impacts associated with warmer temperatures have left more than 90% of America’s West in a drought, with the area’s primary water source, Lake Mead, sitting at its lowest level since construction nearly a century ago. Local and state agencies, such as the California Department of Water Resources, have been developing initiatives aimed at conserving the precious supply, including improvements to aging water infrastructure.

“The US has more than 240,000 pipe bursts each year, which can cost utility companies hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair. Our monitors help prevent these expenses, so it’s an attractive solution in areas where pipes are not posing health risks due to lead or other contaminant concerns but are simply in need of repair,” Dunning added.

Nationally, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that more than 1.7 trillion gallons of treated water are lost annually. Syrinix addresses this loss by monitoring for acoustic noise and pressure fluctuations to identify leaks early on before they turn into catastrophic pipe failures. The devices can be installed easily and relocated across water systems, allowing utilities to save cost while conserving earth’s most precious resources.

Brain Doane, principal of D&H Water Systems, concluded: “Having the ability to provide the Syrinix solution to our existing customer base will benefit them greatly, as water loss and the monitoring of infrastructure is a big topic amongst water providers. The Syrinix solution is easy to implement, and we can’t wait to introduce this existing technology to our customers.”