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- Find leaks in water pipes, and work with repair teams to make sure they're fixed
- With experience, option to become a leakage data analyst, team leader or leakage manager
- Work outside in all weather conditions, sometimes underground inside water pipes
As a leakage operative, you'll find leaks in the water distribution network, to reduce wastage through damaged pipes.
- Carrying out planned surveys and respond to emergencies
- Inspecting customers' water supply
- Monitoring water system leakage, attaching leakage detection equipment to pipes
- Measuring and recording water pressure and flow
- Listening for sounds that might indicate a leak
- Notifying repair teams
Your working environment may be physically demanding and outdoors in all weathers. You may need to wear protective clothing.
This role would be ideal for someone with good problem-solving skills, communication skills, and the ability to concentrate.
There are no set entry requirements for this role.
Experience in construction, plumbing, building services engineering or plant maintenance may be useful.
You may need a driving licence for some jobs.
You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.
You can find a list of UK water companies on Water UK.
With experience, you could become a leakage data analyst, team leader or leakage manager. With further training and study, you could become an engineering technician or an incorporated water engineer.