Never heard of a water leak detection dog? Well, they have been used by water utilities in England and Australia. The dog is trained to find surfacing and non-surfacing leaks in a water distribution system.
Detection dogs have been used to detect leaks in oil pipelines in the United States but Arkansas has the first water leak detection dog in the nation.
Central Arkansas Water in Little Rock, Arkansas recently added the specially trained canine to their crew. Vessel finds leaks faster than a human can.
Vessel is a black lab mix rescue who graduated from the Arkansas Paws in Prison program. Trainers there noticed that she had more energy and drive than most service dogs. She received special training to detect water leaks.
She has her own social media following with over 50,000 followers from all over the country.
Check out the video of her introduction to the public in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Thanks to our friends at kark news for the story.