Britain’s first water sniffing dog hired to pinpoint leaks and broken pipes

This is a brilliant idea. Not only could the dog detect water leaks, they might actually be able to detect contaminated water in distribution systems. Click here to read the full article.


A water company is hunting leads on burst pipes by deploying Britain’s first sniffer dog trained to hound down water leaks.

Snipe, a 16-month-old cocker spaniel, has undergone weeks of training by ex-military personnel to detect problem pipes by sniffing out tiny amounts of chlorine in tap water.



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