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Water Audit and Leakage Control

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About the course

Water Audit of a water supply scheme can be defined as the assessment of the capacity of total water produced by the Water Supply Authority and the actual quantity of water distributed throughout the area of service of the Authority, thus leading to an estimation of the losses.

Course Objectives

The objective of water audit is to assess the following:

  • Water produced
  • Water used
  • Losses both physical and non-physical
  • To identify and priorities areas which need immediate attention for control

Further, the objective of leakage control is to diagnose how water loss is caused and to formulate and implement action to reduce it to technically and economically acceptable minimum. Specifically the objectives are:

  • To reduce losses to an acceptable minimum
  • To meet additional demands with water made available from reduced losses thereby saving in cost of additional production and distribution
  • To give consumer satisfaction
  • To augment revenue from the sale of water saved

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Causes of leakage in Water Distribution Systems
  • What is a Water Audit
  • What is Leak Detection
  • Benefits of Water Audits & Leak detections
  • How an Audit is conducted; Worksheet & Latest Water Audit Software Used
  • Types of Leaks:
  • Visible Leaks
  • Non-Visible Leaks

Day 2

  • Value of Recoverable Leakage
  • Overview of Leak Detection Methods
  • Preparing for The Leak Detection Survey

Day 3

  • Leak Detection Procedures:
  • Initial Listening Survey
  • Problems Encountered With the Listening Procedures
  • Relisting to Suspect Sounds
  • Pinpointing Leaks

Day 4

  • Measuring, Estimating Losses from Discovered Leaks & Water Loss Control Programs
  • Leak Detection Equipment, Installation & Cost
  • Leak Detectors Limitations
  • Calculating Leak rates for small Leaks

Day 5

  • Large Pipes & Warning Signs
  • Determining Leak Detection Effectiveness
  • Examples
  • Certificate of Qualification

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

Engineers who deal with customers and meter readers on a daily basis Senior and middle level managers responsible for development of strategies for NRW reduction from water utilities and local/ municipal authorities/water service providers

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