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Water Loss Audit II (Data Validity) Workshops

Tuesday, August 04, 2015
The Council in partnership with DWR is holding 8-10 water loss workshops around California between September 2015 and March 2016. The target audience for these one-day hands-on workshops is agencies who have already completed the basic water audit course. The classes will be taught by Reinhard Sturm and Kate Gasner from Water Systems Optimization.

Public Eye: Nearly 1 in 10 gallons of water disappears in Sacramento

Monday, July 27, 2015

Nearly 1 in 10 gallons of water vanishes as it flows through pipes and mains in Sacramento’s antiquated drinking-water utility system.

That’s an estimate. No one really knows for sure how much water is lost. Almost half of the city utility’s nearly 126,000 residential connections don’t have meters tracking and tallying how much they use. Because of this, there’s no way of precisely knowing how much water goes missing because of leaky pipes, loose connections, theft or at city hydrants.

Officials at Sacramento’s Department of Utilities aren’t the only ones in the region guessing at the percentage of the water that disappears from municipal pipes.

Read the full story here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/the-public-eye/article28714390.html


In California, Water Restrictions Above Ground and Leaks Below

Friday, June 26, 2015

Californians have been ordered to save water because of the drought. But one of the best ways to save it is to not lose it in the first place. That is why many cities in this thirsty state have declared a war on leaks.

Here on Whitsett Avenue in the San Fernando Valley — or rather about 20 feet below it — the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is replacing much of the Coldwater trunk line, a major artery more than 100 years old.

Read the full story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/30/science/california-turns-to-stopping-water-leaks.html?_r=0

 

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