DRBC/PADEP 2018 Water Loss Training

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Bucks County Community College - Newtown Campus

Gateway Center, Gallagher Room

275 Swamp Rd

Newtown, PA 18940

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Course Description:

Nationwide, an estimated six billion gallons per day of water is taken from water resources and never reaches the customer; this is enough water to supply the drinking water needs of the ten largest cities in the United States. In the Delaware River Basin, this number is estimated at 150 million gallons per day.

Many community drinking water systems in PA deliver water to customers through aging distribution systems; withdrawing, treating, and supplying water for which they may not be fully receiving revenue. To help water utilities in eastern PA address this growing issue, DRBC and PADEP are partnering to present a three-part instructional training series on water loss management for water operators, water managers, water authority personnel, engineers, and water system board members.

Session 1: Water Loss Auditing

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 8:30 am – 3:30pm (5.5 Water Contact Hours)

Hands-on Training in Water Loss Auditing using the AWWA Free Water Audit Software (PADEP ID# 7307)*

  • Learn about the basic components of non-revenue water, including leakage.
  • Receive training on the use of the AWWA software (Excel Spreadsheet application) to help you identify the nature and extent of water loss.
  • Learn the value of the water audit for developing a cost-effective water loss control program.

* For Session 1, attendees should bring a laptop computer with the AWWA Free Water Audit Software downloaded (If you do not have a laptop, you will be able to share). Download is available at: https://www.awwa.org/resources-tools/water-knowledge/water-loss-control.aspx.

Session 2: Metering and Billing

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 8:30 am – 3:30pm (5.5 Water Contact Hours)

Controlling Water Utility Apparent Losses in Customer Metering and Billing Operations (PADEP ID# 7328)

  • Learn the importance of metering and billing operations for your water loss control program.
  • Learn ways to estimate apparent losses and recover lost revenue through accurate metering and billing.

Session 3: Leakage Management

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 8:30 am – 3:30pm (5.5 Water Contact Hours)

Fundamentals of Leakage and Pressure Management for Water Utilities (PADEP ID# 7374)

  • Learn tools you can use to analyze system leakage.
  • Learn the importance of system pressure in leakage reduction.
  • Learn how to systematically reduce water loss through leakage reduction and pressure management.

Additional Information:

Instructor: George Kunkel, P.E., PADEP Public Services Institute Instructor

Mr. Kunkel is Principal of Kunkel Water Efficiency Consulting where he provides consulting and training on water loss management. Mr. Kunkel has 38 years of water industry experience and was formerly the water loss control program manager for the City of Philadelphia Water Department. He currently chairs the sub-committee that publishes the AWWA M36 guidance manual Water Audits and Loss Control Programs and is a co-author of the AWWA Free Water Audit Software.

Location (for all sessions):

Bucks County Community College – Newtown Campus (Gateway Center, Gallaher Room, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940)

For directions, see http://www.bucks.edu/campus/newtown/. See campus map below.

Fee: No charge for training sessions

Lunch on your own: bring bag lunch or purchase at BCCC Cafeteria

Free parking available

Please note: These are stand-alone workshops, so you may attend one, two, or all three. However, if you have not conducted a water audit at your utility, we highly recommended attending the Water Loss Auditing session first.


For more information about the Water Loss Management Training Series, contact SeungAh Byun at 609.883.9500 x237 or via email: SeungAh.Byun@drbc.nj.gov.

For more information about DRBC’s Water Audit Program visit http://www.nj.gov/drbc/programs/supply/water-audit-program.html.


Bucks County Community College - Newtown Campus

Gateway Center, Gallagher Room

275 Swamp Rd

Newtown, PA 18940

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