Supporting Water Loss Management Practices using a Mobile DMA Testing Unit – Bradley Jenks
This presentation will introduce a field-based water loss management program in Ontario (Canada) involving the development and deployment of a mobile testing unit to monitor flows, with and without pressure reduction, into district metered areas (DMAs). The project is being predominantly funded by the province’s power industry (the Independent Electricity System Operator) in recognition of the energy savings associated with water loss reduction. In addition to outlining the motivation and methodology of the mobile testing unit, the presentation will discuss various project-derived benchmarking metrics from which potential recoverable leakage can be calculated on a relative basis, thereby assessing DMA performance. To conclude, a case study will be presented on a tested DMA where water savings upwards of 140 ML/year were achieved.