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Water Loss Control

By: Julian Thornton, Reinhard Sturm and George Kunkel
632 pages, Illustrations, maps
Publisher: McGraw Hill
Water Loss Control
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  • Water Loss Control ISBN: 9780071499187 Edition: 2 Hardback Jun 2008 Usually dispatched within 5 days
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Co-published from the American Water Works Association The Second Edition of "Water Loss Control Manual" updates methodologies, technologies, tables, figures, references, and case studies to reflect current industry practice. The ideal water practitioner's tool kit, it offers hands-on guidance in selecting the correct tools and methods for each system and water loss problem.


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--What is Necessary to Control the Water Loss Problem? 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- Modelling Water Losses Chapter 11-Controlling Apparent Losses--Capturing Missing Revenue and Improving Consumption Data Integrity Chapter 12-Controlling Apparent Losses--Customer Meter Inaccuracy Chapter 13-Controlling Apparent Losses from Data Transfer Errors by Leveraging Advanced Metering Infrastructure 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 Appendix A: Case Studies Appendix B: Equipment & Techniques Appendix C: Demand Profiling fro Optimal Meter Sizing Glossary Index

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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.
By: Julian Thornton, Reinhard Sturm and George Kunkel
632 pages, Illustrations, maps
Publisher: McGraw Hill
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