This document, the georgia water system audits and water loss control manual, serves as a. Georgia water system audits and water loss control manual. Awwa water loss control committee wlcc free water audit software v4. Water works association water loss control page with link to free software. Sheets can be accessed using the tabs towards the bottom of the screen. Defining the components of nonrevenue water is often the first step to measurement and improvement, and water audits utilizing the water balance methodology framework and definitions ensures a. Delaware river basin commissionwater system audits and water.
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Division and the georgia environmental finance authority. The audit traces the flow of water from the site of water withdrawal or treatment, through the. Water loss control represents the efforts of water utilities to provide accountability in their operation. Ten water systems worked with national water loss control experts using awwa methodology and best practices.
These validity scores are used to interpret a water loss control planning g uide, which provides focus areas tailored to your utilitys needs. Awwas water audit software environmental finance network. A water loss control program can help water systems meet these challenges. Within our state there are more than 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, numerous ponds and.
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Significant water loss leads to new technologies putting the eastern band of cherokee indians on the cutting edge of service. Water audits and water loss control for public water. In response to this, the water loss management programme wlmp was jointly initiated between the local government association of new south wales nsw and the shires association of nsw, the water directorate and the australian government through the water smart. Real losses water lost from reticulation network through bursts and leaks including. Awwa tool for water audit environmental finance network. Water audits and water loss control for public water systems. The awwa free water audit software audit software was first released in 2006, and has been through several generations. Prepared by the center for n eighborhood t echnology. Awwas technical and educational council and standards council were established to further awwas charter as an international, nonprofit, scientific, and educational society. Leak detection and water loss control two calculating unaccountedfor water unaccountedfor water is the difference between water produced metered at the treatment facility and metered use i. The first step in addressing nonrevenue water is ensuring accurate meter readings. Water loss audits and water loss programs are effective methods of accounting for all water usage by a utility within its service area. Water loss control encompasses those practices and programs that a utility. Water loss program welcome to department of natural.
Water loss control and effective utility management. Halifax water is a long time pi system user and will discuss how the pi system. Water loss control california state water resources. Manage loss control work assignments and service requests to optimize productivity and pinpoint issues before they arise. Implementation of specific water loss control recommendations could include. He has written frequently on innovations in water loss control, serving as coauthor of the free water audit software published by the american water works association awwa and as technical editor for the third edition of the awwa m36 publication water audits and loss control programs. Water loss control southeastern colorado water conservancy. Halifax water is internationally recognized as a leader in water loss control, a worldwide problem that sees over 1. Benchmarking nrw, identifying leaks, prioritizing a capital plan, and tracking nrw over time are key steps to solving this problem. Awwa water loss control committee wlcc free water audit. Although it requires an investment in time and financial resources, management of water loss can be cost. Water loss audits can only effectively inform decisionmakers when the water loss volumes they report capture.
The software is available to anyone for free download. From unmetered water and inaccurate billing to delayed customer leak detection resulting in higher leak forgiveness costs to unauthorized use, apparent loss can cause revenue instability. Often, water utilities can recover additional revenue as part of a good losscontrol program. Water loss control and effective utility management 1. A water loss control program consists of three major steps. Be financially viablefiscally prudent optimize financial resources for operational support of existing assets from source to tap provide quality. A common request from psc to the water system with a deficiency due to water loss is for a water loss control plan. Performing a reliable water audit is the foundation of productionside water resource management and loss control in public drinking water systems. Water loss control encompasses those practices and programs that a utility should be conducting consistently throughout the year to create a culture of efficient water resources management from production to tapincluding key tasks of daily data collection, management and assessment. Latest on low ilis in small systems from north american water loss on leakssuite library soon. Last year, we identified an unauthorized connection without a meter tapped into the system.
The following members of the georgia water loss technical small group contributed their time and expertise in the development of this manual and the contents thereof. When a water system exceeds 15 percent water loss on their annual report to the psc, a deficiency is issued. The situation has been corrected and we continue to look for and remove any unauthorized consumption. Numerous water systems response to the pscs deficiency tracking reports dtr has been deemed unacceptable by psc. Town of urbanna reduces water loss with kamstrup smart meters town of urbanna had a nonrevenue water challenge to solve while. The scope of the water loss management plan includes the following areas. Town of urbanna reduces water loss with kamstrup smart meters town of urbanna had a nonrevenue water challenge to solve while simultaneously managing new state regulations. As experts in water loss control, both steve cavanaugh and will jernigan have been invited to present at the iwa water loss specialty conference in vienna in april 2014. Controlling water loss washington state department of.
Capturing real water loss is a critical step in mitigating nonrevenue water nrw. The time to recover the costs of water loss control is typically measured in days, weeks, and months rather than years. Back to m36 water audits and loss control programs, fourth edition discover how much water your utility loses due to leakage, meter error, or water theft and learn how to determine the cost of uncaptured revenue from nonrevenue water nrw with this explanation of the iwaawwa water audit methodology and some of the best loss control techniques. Back to m36 water audits and loss control programs, fourth edition pdf discover how much water your utility is losing due to leakage, meter error, or water theft and learn how to determine the cost of uncaptured revenue from nonrevenue water nrw with this clear explanation of the iwaawwa water audit methodology and some of the best loss. Delaware river basin commissionwater system audits and. The georgia water system audits and water loss control manual was prepared by the georgia association of water professionals. Please fill out this short form to receive the awwa free water audit software v5. A water audit is performed to identify and quantify the water uses and losses from a water system. The cheapest, nearest source of new water and revenue. Water loss control california state water resources control. Watergems enables akatt to improve service and efficiency with leak detection and control in the 309kilometer water network for rhodes island, greece. This methodology not only assists utilities in iden tifying where their losses are occurring, but also expresses by volume how much. Unaccounted for no more water audit software assesses water loss. Leakssuite library endorses this important initiative promoting international non revenue water awareness.
Psc 185 requires that every wisconsin utility implement a water loss control program that. Applying worldwide best management practices in water loss. Philadelphia water department david sayers delaware river basin commission awwa water loss. Our loss control software offers automated assignment to field staff based on configurable rules. Water loss control represents the efforts of water utilities to provide. The state of water loss control in drinking water utilities. Nearly 800 million people across the world lack access to safe drinking water. Water loss control minimizes lost volumes of treated water, helping to limit unnecessary source water withdrawals, excess infrastructure capacity, and chemical and operating costs. To better understand nonrevenue water, the indiana legislature enacted sea 4 2019, which obligates water utilities to complete annual water audits. Halifax water is a long time pi system user and will discuss how the pi system helped them achieve their water loss reduction goals. M36 water audits and loss control programs, fourth edition.
The awwa water loss control committee soon published its m36 water audits and loss control programs, and subsequent free water audit software. Once water loss has been documented and identified, a water system operator can then determine whether the water loss is a real loss or an unavoidable loss. System water audit and water loss home texas water. Awwas standards council develops water industry standards approved by the american national standards institute. Share picturesblogsarticles with gary or roland for world water loss day web page. Water loss control represents the efforts of water utilities to provide accountability in their operation by reliably auditing their water supplies and implementing controls to minimize system losses. In addition, we have taken the following measures to reduce the annual volume of water loss.
Sheets can be accessed using the tabs towards the bottom of. Speaking this seminar is designed to assist water operators, managers, field personnel and frontoffice staff with the importance of understanding water loss strategy fundamentals and provide some training and lessons learned for those utilities utilizing the awwa m36 software. Utilities will utilize the american water works association awwa free water audit software v5. Globally, the world is water rich, but fresh water supplies are limited, and in some cases, scarce. Understanding real water loss is complex, especially given meter inaccuracy. Unaccounted for no more water audit software assesses. Basic data and infrastructure requirements awareness that water loss is occurring in a water system is the first step in identifying leaks and making repairs. This paper provides water utilities with background, facts, and resources to help them understand and communicate the occurrence of water and revenue losses in utility operations and the means to costeffectively control them. Center for neighborhood technology case study 2 stepping up water loss control utility in focus halifax regional water commission tips and tricks for other utilities 10 develop an asset management plan to replace or rehabilitate aging and leakprone mains. Geographical, political, financial, and technical issues can be a barrier to water availability. Asset management asset management software was purchased and, for the first time, assets were identified and recorded. Stepping up water loss control center for neighborhood.1433 722 1141 402 876 492 1289 60 713 1182 1053 1348 439 399 239 242 1510 359 1171 1187 13 336 111 1054 554 742 1468 995 465 1409 1383