Water Loss Webinar Series for Small Systems
About the Project
This series of seven webinars shows small water systems why and how to complete a water audit and provides guidance on using the audit results to further water loss control within their utilities. The series is being held from January through May of 2022. Recorded sessions will be posted here. Registration links to upcoming sessions are listed below (Note each session requires separate registration.)
Who Should Attend:
– Managers, owners, and operators of small water systems serving less than 10,000 people.
– Decision-makers for water utilities, including utility managers, finance officers and municipal staff.
– Consultants and technical assistance providers serving water systems.
To attend upcoming live sessions register here: https://efcnetwork.org/upcoming-events/ (Note each session requires separate registration)
Session 1: Importance of Water Auditing | January 27, 2022, 1:00 – 1:30 PM ET
Session 1 explains the big picture of water loss control for small water utilities. A water loss audit is only a part of water loss control, and alone does not reduce water loss. Therefore, systems should understand what a water loss control program includes, its benefits, and the role a water audit plays in such programs.
Session 2: Developing a Results Oriented Water Loss Control Program | February 17, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Session 2 defined the elements of a water loss control program, discussed how to establish a utility water loss control team, who to include, and how the utility can develop goals for the water loss control program.
Session 3: Water Loss Control and the Water Audit, Including new Version 6 | March 10, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Session 3 explains what the water audit is, what it reveals about a utility, what data is needed to complete the audit, where the data is entered into the audit and other types of analysis that can be completed to move beyond the audit. This session also introduces AWWA’s Free Water Audit Software Version 6.
Session 4: Taking Action to Address Apparent Losses | March 31, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Session 4 will focus on taking action to address apparent water loss identified in the audit. In this session, we will discuss the resources and tools available for small systems to reduce apparent losses.
Session 5: Taking Action to Address Real Losses | April 14, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Session 5 will focus on taking action to address real water loss identified in the audit. In this session, we will discuss the resources and tools available for small systems to reduce real losses.
Session 6: Mapping – the Water Loss Control and Asset Management Nexus | April 28, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Water Loss Control and Asset Management go hand-in-hand; data is the common element. This session will cover how basic asset and event data collection and map visualization techniques can support your water loss control efforts, build a better picture of your infrastructure condition, and provide actionable information to guide maintenance efforts and future capital improvement projects.
Session 7: Billing Data in Water Auditing | May 25, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
The last session of this series will focus on billing system data typically used to complete a water audit. Accurate billing data is critical to developing an accurate picture of a utility’s loss volumes and associated values. It is, therefore, important that billing staff supporting utility water auditing have a clear picture of the data they may have to provide. This session will provide an overview of the water auditing process, audit data that billing staff are typically called upon to provide, and common errors and misconceptions that lead to inaccurate audit results.