Water Loss Control Manual (Manuals)

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This book provides practical solutions to complex water loss problems. With water costs and demand increasing worldwide at an incredible pace and availability decreasing at an alarming rate, there has never been a greater need for practical 'hands-on' coverage of water auditing and loss reduction techniques. In "Water Loss Control Manual", an international expert examines every aspect of water loss and provides simple, effective, tested solutions. This highly visual reference includes coverage of: The nature and scope of water loss occurring in water distribution systems; how to assess loss conditions in any system by using water audit and computer models to identify losses; how to implement interventions to control real losses; mapping tools and techniques; leak detection, repair, and response time; managing pressures and pressure-related problems; and, pipe rehabilitation and replacement.This title shows how to implement interventions to control apparent losses; meter testing, repair, and replacement; billing system analysis and rectification; reduction of unauthorized use; demand control and water conservation; how to perform cost-to-benefit calculations; field equipment; and ideas and references collected from around the world make Water Loss Control Manual a particularly versatile guide, valuable in a wide variety of situations. Numerous tables, diagrams, charts, graphs, photographs, and basic explanations present information in a quick-read, easy-to-digest format and make the book immediately usable to all readers no matter what their level of expertise. If you're looking for a sound nuts-and-bolts manual on eliminating inefficiencies in water distribution systems, your search ends here.

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PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO COMPLEX WATER LOSS PROBLEMS

With water costs and demand increasing worldwide at an incredible pace and availability decreasing at an alarming rate, there has never been a greater need for practical “hands-on” coverage of water auditing and loss reduction techniques.

In Water Loss Control Manual, an international expert examines every aspect of water loss and provides simple, effective, tested solutions. This highly visual reference includes coverage of:
* The nature and scope of water loss occurring in water distribution systems
*How to assess loss conditions in any system by using water audit and computer models to identify losses
*How to implement interventions to control real losses
* Mapping tools and techniques
* Leak detection, repair, and response time
* Managing pressures and pressure-related problems
* Pipe rehabilitation and replacement
* How to implement interventions to control apparent losses
* Meter testing, repair, and replacement
* Billing system analysis and rectification
* Reduction of unauthorized use
* Demand control and water conservation
* How to perform cost-to-benefit calculations
* Field equipment

Ideas and references collected from around the world make Water Loss Control Manual a particularly versatile guide, valuable in a wide variety of situations. Numerous tables, diagrams, charts, graphs, photographs, and basic explanations present information in a quick-read, easy-to-digest format and make the book immediately usable to all readers no matter what their level of expertise.

If you’re looking for a sound nuts-and-bolts manual on eliminating inefficiencies in water distribution systems, your search ends here.

About the Author:

Julian Thornton is involved in numerous professional water-related activities. He specializes in water loss management and has practiced in many locations around the world, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. He has supported American Water Works Association committees for the last 10 years and is currently Chair of the New Technology Subcommittee for the AWWA National Leak Detection and Water Accountability Committee. Mr. Thornton may be contacted at watloss@attglobal.net.

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