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Water Loss Control

Julian Thornton, Reinhard Sturm, George Kunkel

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Master the Latest Techniques to Quantify, Locate, Control, and Prevent Water and Revenue Loss in Water Utility Operations

This 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.


  • 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 terms

Water 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

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide


Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 632
Erscheinungsdatum 01.06.2008
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-07-149918-7
Verlag MCGRAW-HILL Higher Education
Maße (L/B/H) 23.5/19.5/3.9 cm
Gewicht 1262 g
Auflage 2 ed


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  • Chapter 1-IntroductionChapter 2-Water Loss Control: A Topic of the Twenty-First CenturyChapter 3-Understanding the Types of Water LossesChapter 4-Water Loss Management in the United States and Internationally--What is Necessary to Control the Water Loss Problem? Chapter 5-Steps of a Successful Water Loss Program Chapter 6-Validation of Source Meter AccuracyChapter 7-Evaluating Water Losses--Using a Standardized Water Audit and Performance IndicatorsChapter 8-Data Collection, Formatting, and ManagementChapter 10- Modelling Water LossesChapter 11-Controlling Apparent Losses--Capturing Missing Revenue and Improving Consumption Data IntegrityChapter 12-Controlling Apparent Losses--Customer Meter InaccuracyChapter 13-Controlling Apparent Losses from Data Transfer Errors by Leveraging Advanced Metering InfrastructureChapter 14-Controlling Apparent Losses from Systematic Data Handling Errors in Customer Billing SystemsChapter 15-Controlling Apparent Losses--Unauthorized ConsumptionChapter 16-Controlling Real Losses in the Field--Proactive Leak DetectionChapter 17-Controlling Real Losses--Speed and Quality of Leak Repair Chapter 18-Controlling Real Losses--Pressure Management Chapter 19-Controlling Real Losses--Infrastructure ManagementChapter 20-Water Efficiency ProgramsChapter 21-Using In-House Staff or a Contractor and Designing a Bid DocumentChapter 22-Understanding Basic HydraulicsAppendix A: Case StudiesAppendix B: Equipment & TechniquesAppendix C: Demand Profiling fro Optimal Meter SizingGlossaryIndex