We are thrilled this week to get our 2 year old sniffer dog, Robin, who will start her new job with us in tracing leaks in pipes. Robin will be able to detect the exact location in hard-to-reach areas – especially in rural areas – where it can be difficult to use measurement equipment. See video here of Robin at work.

Training for such dogs involves scent association and the dogs are rewarded with a treat.  Dogs are trained to detect the smell of chlorine in water. A dog’s sense of smell is 40 times greater than in human as they have up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses compared to our six million.

We will keep you posted with updates on our new team member!