The Water Main Break Tool gives you the ability to locate and record water main breaks quickly and efficiently – giving you a better picture of water pipe condition.
This tool is located under the “Water Tools” tab.
When identifying a break select the “Add Break” icon. Once the icon is activated, click on the area you wish to identify as a water main break.
Once you have selected the area of the pipe that the incident took place, a dashboard will appear.
In the dashboard, select the ‘Edit’ button located on the left towards the bottom of the window frame.
Once the ‘Edit Main Break’ window appears you will be able to classify the time and location of the break. You can also add additional comments or information you would like to be known about the main break incident. You can also add a ‘Break ID’ number to classify your incidents in any classification scheme for your records in your main breaks database.
Once you’re satisfied with the information you’ve entered and uploaded any pertinent photos, click ‘Save’. This saves the information to the section of pipe you selected and inserts a rain drop icon onto the pipe indicating the location of the break.
If you’d like to update the status of the main break event, select the pipe section or the rain drop icon to bring you back to the attribute dashboard.
With the addition of main breaks to your map, you’ll eventually have a clearer picture of pipe condition by looking at clusters of main breaks.