Water losses

Ong, C., Tortajada, C. and Arora, O. (2023) Water losses. In: Urban Water Demand Management: A Guidebook for ASEAN. Series: SpringerBriefs on case studies of sustainable development. Springer: Singapore, pp. 39-64. ISBN 9789811986772 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-19-8677-2_5)

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The volume of water losses depends largely on the approach to active leakage control of the water networks. Losses comprise physical losses (leakages on transmission and/or distribution networks, at utility’s storage tanks, and on service connections), commercial losses (unauthorised consumption and metering inaccuracies and data handling errors) and unbilled authorised consumption (unbilled metered and unmetered consumption). Reduction of real water losses may be achieved through leak detection and pipe repair and replacement, district metered areas (DMAs), and pressure management. Water loss management for reducing commercial losses may be achieved through water meters and customer reporting’s of illegal connections. All ASEAN countries implement water loss management through a combination of such measures.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:Print ISBN: 9789811986765
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tortajada, Professor Cecilia
Authors: Ong, C., Tortajada, C., and Arora, O.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social & Environmental Sustainability
Published Online:14 May 2023
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Author(s)
First Published:First published in Urban Water Demand Management: A Guidebook for ASEAN 2023
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