Experts to Evaluate Water Loss at Landmark Rockefeller Center Fountain

Manhattan, NY.- The Exxon Building overlooks the now empty Avenue of the Americas Fountain. Suspecting a leak, property management personnel called the experts from American Leak Detection to investigate.

At 7 a.m. Sept. 3, specially trained technicians from American Leak Detection of New York City will inspect a dozen of the high-powered water jets in the well-known landmark located at the western edge of Rockefeller Center and opposite Radio City Music Hall.  According to Travis Huang, general manager of American Leak Detection NYC, the 100-by-100 foot fountain must be replenished with water often.

“Leaks are a minor inconvenience in small fountains and pools, but when you have a fountain of this size, even a few leaks will result in losing tens of thousands of gallons of water each day,” Huang said.  “Leaks are not only costly and destructive to property, they also waste precious resources. A water leak the size of a pinhead can discharge up to 970 gallons of water every 24 hours. That is 360,000 gallons a year, enough to fill 12,000 bathtubs.”

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made conserving water a top priority earlier this year by initiating the Leak Notification Program that alerts homeowners when spikes in usage are detected.  Property management personnel are taking the Mayor’s call to action seriously by responding quickly to the problem.

“It’s commendable the building management has decided to take the route which will not only save them from future high water bills,” added Huang, “but it puts them at the forefront of corporate responsibility concerning water conservation.”

American Leak Detection has provided leak detection services for more than 35 years. Each technician has completed the industry’s most extensive training program and is skilled to accurately locate the most difficult leaks, without destruction to property.