CCWI2017: F105 'TACTICAL LEAKAGE TARGETING, A MODELLING AND CONTROL SYSTEM TO AID EFFICIENT LEAKAGE STRATEGIES'
journal contributionposted on 01.09.2017 by Sarah Rogerson
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Water companies are under increasing pressure to drive down their level of leakage. Furthermore companies are seeking to be more efficient in the way they manage and reduce leakage levels. We present a preliminary investigations into a new approach to leakage targeting at a district metered area (DMA) level. The approach enables modelling of leakage at component level: growth rates of leaks, leak sizes and leak run times. These components allow a bottom-up approach of defining the natural rate of rise (NRR) and allocation of resource within a network to provide an efficient approach for leakage targeting.