Water Services National Training Group. Best Practice in the Management of Drinking Water. Water Conservation. Lar Spain Senior Engineer Fingal County Council. Water Conservation - Context. Financial – Treatment, Pumping, etc. Leakage Control pays for itself. Service to customer improves.
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Best Practice in the Management of Drinking Water
Fingal County Council
Typical DMA Meter
- Domestic Demand
- Non-Domestic Demand
- Customer Losses
- Operational Usage
Net Distribution Losses (UFW)
Leakage is part (most) of UFW
The most important activity in this process is to EXPEDITE the leak repair.
Mains Burst when identified should be repaired within 24 hours.
Typical Cast Iron Pipe Sample
Example: River Valley DMA
before leaks detected (5th – 8th Sept.)
after leaks repaired (12th – 15th Dec.)
Saving of approx. 25 m3/hr at 4am = 500 m3/day
= daily usage for 1,100 houses.