How to Improve Your Water Leakage Assessments


After decades underground (subject to pressure surges, soil settling, and heavy traffic), even the best-managed assets are bound to leak. Loose fittings, failed seals, fissured pipes; we know they are there. And yet most of our models would not be able to tell the difference between people taking showers at three in the morning and background leaks costing municipalities a fortune worth of additional sourcing, treatment, disinfection, transport, and storage annual costs. It is time we address this leaky elephant in the room.

Tune in to learn how to easily separate actual demands from background leakages in water models. We additionally discuss the multiple water-saving benefits of explicitly incorporating leaks in our modeling workflows, whether it is for planning or operational purposes. Some of the specific topics that we cover:

  • Differences in behavior between actual customer demands and leaks
  • Including emitters in demand junctions
  • Analyzing results of simulations with leaks
  • Mass editing emitter coefficients
  • Separating flow time series into actual demands and leakages
  • A taste of pressure management for leakage reduction
  • Modeling pipe burst events

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