Water Loss Control, Second Edition
by Julian Thornton, Reinhard Sturm, George Kunkel

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


WLC Book CoverThis 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, & component analysis of water supply & customer consumption volumes
  • Detailed description of available intervention tools against real losses
  • Detailed description of available intervention tools against apparent losses
  • Innovations in AMR and 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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Water Loss Control: A Topic of the Twenty-First Century
Chapter 3 - Understanding the Types of Water Losses
Chapter 4 - Water Loss Management in the United States and Internationally
Chapter 5 - Steps of a Successful Water Loss Program
Chapter 6 - Validation of Source Meter Accuracy
Chapter 7 - Evaluating Water Losses: Using a Standardized Water Audit and Performance Indicators
Chapter 8 - Data Collection, Formatting, and Management
Chapter 10 - Modeling Water Losses
Chapter 11 - Controlling Apparent Losses: Capturing Missing Revenue & Improving Consumption Data Integrity
Chapter 12 - Controlling Apparent Losses: Customer Meter Inaccuracy
Chapter 13 - Controlling Apparent Losses from Data Transfer Errors by Leveraging AMI
Chapter 14 - Controlling Apparent Losses from Systematic Data Handling Errors in Customer Billing Systems
Chapter 15 - Controlling Apparent Losses: Unauthorized Consumption
Chapter 16 - Controlling Real Losses in the Field: Proactive Leak Detection
Chapter 17 - Controlling Real Losses: Speed and Quality of Leak Repair
Chapter 18 - Controlling Real Losses: Pressure Management
Chapter 19 - Controlling Real Losses: Infrastructure Management
Chapter 20 - Water Efficiency Programs
Chapter 21 - Using In-House Staff or a Contractor and Designing a Bid Document
Chapter 22 - Understanding Basic Hydraulics

     - Case Studies
     - Equipment & Techniques
     - Demand Profiling fro Optimal Meter Sizing

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