Mueller Water Products acquired the company for $8m in mid-December and it will continue to operate under the Echologics name as a division of Mueller.

Toronto-based Echologics is engaged in the development of water infrastructure diagnostic technologies for water loss management, leak detection and pipe condition assessment.

Mueller Water Products chairman, president and CEO Gregory Hyland said that the ability to help municipalities identify where leaks are occurring, as well as diagnose the overall condition of their piping systems, is crucial as they repair or replace their aging water infrastructures and better manage their water resources.

"Echologics enhances our ability to provide municipalities with the essential products and services needed in the transmission and distribution of drinking water," Hyland said.