Tool 4: Water Loss and Supply Alternatives
Real losses are the physical losses within a distribution system. While these losses vary by agency, real losses of 39 gallons per service connection per day and greater are not uncommon in California. The savings potential inherent to implementing a water loss control program can be more than the savings achieved through other programs combined. These losses represent water that the agency has already paid to obtain, store, treat and distribute. A water loss control program can include leak detection, pressure management, and improved speed and quality of leak repair.