Water Loss Control

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-06-30
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Master the Latest Techniques to Quantify, Locate, Control, and Prevent Water and Revenue Loss in Water Utility OperationsThis comprehensive guide takes you step by step through every stage of the development of a water loss control program-from measuring and auditing water loss, tracking losses to their root cause, to developing a loss control program for future efficiency. Inside, you'll find precise descriptions of the most current methodologies and technologies, along with tables and figures presenting key information clearly and concisely. This second edition brings innovative approaches to water loss management, with information on new modeling methods, leak detection equipment, revenue protection programs, and best practices advocated by the American Water Works Association and the International Water Association.Includes: Updated U.S. and international standardized water audit methodologies Step-by-step guide to creating an effective water loss control program Guidance on data collection, validation, and component analysis of water supply and customer consumption volumes Detailed description of available intervention tools against real losses Detailed description of available intervention tools against apparent losses Innovations in automatic meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) that will transform accountability in the water supply industry Integrated technologies to optimize water distribution system operations Detailed descriptions and case studies of successful water loss control and intervention programs Comprehensive glossary of termsWater Loss Control Manual covers: Various Types of Water and Revenue Losses Traditional Control Methods Progressive Approaches Standard Water Audit Methodology Meaningful Performance Indicators Data Collection Information Management Validating the Water Audit Data Field Equipment Computer Modeling Strategies and Methods to Control Leakage and Optimize Revenue Recovery Active Leakage Detection and Repair Pressure Management Distribution System Rehabilitation Water Efficiency Programs Hiring Contractors Writing Bids Case Studies Calculations Industry Papers

Author Biography

Julian Thornton has 27 years of experience with water loss management in 15 different countries and has published over thirty specialized papers on water loss management. He currently chairs the sub-committee writing the Third Edition of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) M36 publication Water Audits and Loss Control Programs, and is the Pressure Management Team Leader for the International Water Association's (IWA) Water Loss Task Force.

Reinhard Sturm is a water loss control specialist with extensive North American and international experience. He has published numerous water loss management papers and was the lead author and coprincipal investigator for the research project “Leakage Management Technologies” sponsored by the American Water Works Association Research Foundation. He is active in the AWWA Water Loss Control Committee and the IWA Water Loss Task Force.

George A. Kunkel Jr, P.E. is a registered professional engineer with the Philadelphia Water Department. 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.

Table of Contents

Water Loss Control: A Topic of the Twenty-First Century
Understanding the Types of Water Losses
Water Loss Management in the United States and Internationally--What is Necessary to Control the Water Loss Problem?
Steps of a Successful Water Loss Program
Validation of Source Meter Accuracy
Evaluating Water Losses--Using a Standardized Water Audit and Performance Indicators
Data Collection, Formatting, and Management
Modelling Water Losses
Controlling Apparent Losses--Capturing Missing Revenue and Improving Consumption Data Integrity
Controlling Apparent Losses--Customer Meter Inaccuracy
Controlling Apparent Losses from Data Transfer Errors by Leveraging Advanced Metering Infrastructure
Controlling Apparent Losses from Systematic Data Handling Errors in Customer Billing Systems
Controlling Apparent Losses--Unauthorized Consumption
Controlling Real Losses in the Field--Proactive Leak Detection
Controlling Real Losses--Speed and Quality of Leak Repair
Controlling Real Losses--Pressure Management
Controlling Real Losses--Infrastructure Management
Water Efficiency Programs
Using In-House Staff or a Contractor and Designing a Bid Document
Understanding Basic Hydraulics
Case Studies
Equipment & Techniques
Demand Profiling fro Optimal Meter Sizing
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