What’s happening underground?

Pressure, transient pressure capture, acoustics, water temperature.

We get you everything you need to know, quickly and efficiently.

Why it’s great:

Collect data for transient studies, model calibration and leak detection.
Aligned with operating system data, such as pump and valve operation, station discharge pressures, and flows, for greater insights into your system.
No digging required.
No impact on hydrant operation.
Dry barrel configuration.
Quick & easy installation in under an hour.


We are ambitious thinkers and tenacious doers

Our team brings together extensive experience in water distribution system modelling, design and maintenance, automation solutions, and digital communications. With this combined knowledge, we developed patented technology that gives you a window into your distribution system. Now you have insights into operating pressures, transient events, water temperature, and anomalies that could indicate potential failures in your pipe network at your fingertips.

Don Plouffe
Inventor + Operations

Dennis Mutti
Water Systems

Tim Sutherns
Automation & Controls

Darryl Patterson
Digital Data


Success stories

In a short period of time we have been able to help utilities identify operating and transient pressure issues, reduce the risk of failure through better understanding of operational decisions, and save energy through more efficient pressure based operation. We have helped with transient studies and provided data to assist with model calibration all of which are helping utilities operate with a greater understanding of their water distribution system. Here is what our clients are saying.

Centre Wellington Showcasing Water Innovation (SWI) Program

Centre Wellington is a partner with the City of Guelph and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in a Showcasing Water Innovation project to optimize water distribution system operation. One of the goals of the project is to reduce overall energy consumption through “smart” pumping of the treated water based on system demand as determined by pressure …

Chatham-Kent PUC Hydrant Data Rod Case History

The initial Hydrant Pressure Transmitter was installed in the Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Distribution System. During the project the transmitter was moved to a new location in the vicinity of a commercial greenhouse as a part of a study trying to evaluate the impact of adding new commercial greenhouse units. During the study period, …


We’ve got the research to prove it

Working closely with researchers at the University of Waterloo, we have refined our ability to detect anomalies within water distribution systems. Why does this matter? These anomalies are often indicative of changes that are associated with leaking pipes. Check out the facts:

Leak detection in water distribution pipes using singular spectrum analysis

Roya Cody, Jinane Harmouche & Sriram Narasimhan(2018),Urban Water Journal

One-Class SVM – Leak Detection in Water Distribution Systems

Cody, Roya; Narasimhan, Sriram; Tolson, Bryan (2017), Paper


Give us a shout

Ready to learn what’s happening underground? Let’s connect.

Watermark Solutions Ltd.
PO Box 304
Alliston, Ontario L9R 1V6

Toll Free: (855) 293-LEAK (5325)
Telephone: (705) 250-0368


Digital Water Solutions Inc.
650 Woodlawn Road West
Block C, Unit 4
Guelph, Ontario N1K 1B8

Telephone: (647) 951-8628