Scientist finds UK water companies use 'magic' to find leaks

Scientist finds UK water companies use 'magic' to find leaks
 

Water companies are using divining rods to find underground pipes despite there being no scientific evidence they work, an Oxford University scientist found.
Sally Le Page said her parents were surprised when a technician used two "bent tent pegs" to find a mains pipe.
She contacted all the UK's water companies, and a majority confirmed engineers still use the centuries-old technique.
However, a number said the equipment was not standard-issue equipment.
The process of using divining rods, also known as dowsing, has been in use for hundreds of years.
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21 November 2017 in Regional, Views: 46
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