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production meter readings to provide a
general idea about how much water is
leaking. We have also discussed how
installing zone meters on branch mains
can further help narrow down areas
of water unaccountability that can be
checked for leaks. Some waterworks go
a step further by installing testing meters
in parallel to the main line on sub-zones
of their distribution system. Frequently
these are small ¾ inch to 1-inch meters
that can be used in times of low flow
like the middle of the night to determine

which sub-zones of a potentially leaky
zone are more likely to be the culprit.
Usually these small meters are installed
in a vault and the water main is outfitted with a shutoff valve that directs all
flow through the small sub-zone meter
for a few hours. The sub-zone with the
highest flow during a time of expected
low usage will then be checked for leaks
with correlators or data loggers.
There are many ways waterworks
can use meters to help narrow down the
location of potential leaks. Finding and

fixing these leaks leads to decreased
production expenses in the waterworks.
Finding large leaky sections of water
main also helps prioritize projects for
the Capital Improvement Plan that can
make a long-term dent in unaccountable
water and also lower emergency break
repair expenses.
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are using less water, this also lowers
production expenses because less water
has to be produced. The bottom line is
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Waterworks can't afford to ignore
their meters. Either test and calibrate
or replace all your meters to make sure
they are accurately reporting. Meter
both consumption and production of
water. Install zone and sub-zone meters
to help narrow down leaky sections
of pipe. Even if you don't have cus1:12 am tomer meters, you can still affordably
install zone and sub-zone meters to
help determine accountability of your
waterworks. Check for and eliminate
meter reading errors, data entry errors
and software reporting errors. Meter
all connections and to the extent possible, estimate fire flow, flushing and
other hard-to-meter uses. Find and fix
leaks and plan to replace leakiest sections of pipe. Be aware that the revenue
from increased meter accountability
is subject to decrease as customers fix
leaks and conserve water after they
are paying for all of it. However, there
is still savings in decreased production expenses. In summary, if a waterworks needs cash, it should check
the meter.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Streamline - Winter 2017

From the President: Ammonia-Nitrogen
From the Executive Director: Your Most Important Tool
VRWA’s 2017 Expo
How to Pass a Certification Test – The First Time
Slips, Trips and Falls – Winter Safety Tips
Looking Forward to Being of Service
Floodplain Management
No Wipes in the Pipes
Going Green?
Need Cash? Check the Meter!
The Rate Setting Results…Are In
Introducing JumpStart – A New App for Operators to Test Their Skills Before Testing!
Throwing My Loop: Christmas Lights on the Barn!
VRWA Member Corner
eLearning Benefits
Membership Application
Benefits for VRWA Members
Board of Directors
VRWA Committees
Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Intro
Streamline - Winter 2017 - cover1
Streamline - Winter 2017 - cover2
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 3
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 4
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 5
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 6
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 7
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 8
Streamline - Winter 2017 - From the President: Ammonia-Nitrogen
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 10
Streamline - Winter 2017 - From the Executive Director: Your Most Important Tool
Streamline - Winter 2017 - VRWA’s 2017 Expo
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 13
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 14
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 15
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 16
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 17
Streamline - Winter 2017 - How to Pass a Certification Test – The First Time
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 19
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Slips, Trips and Falls – Winter Safety Tips
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Looking Forward to Being of Service
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 22
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Floodplain Management
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 24
Streamline - Winter 2017 - No Wipes in the Pipes
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 26
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Going Green?
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Need Cash? Check the Meter!
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 29
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 30
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 31
Streamline - Winter 2017 - The Rate Setting Results…Are In
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 33
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 34
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Introducing JumpStart – A New App for Operators to Test Their Skills Before Testing!
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 36
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Throwing My Loop: Christmas Lights on the Barn!
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 38
Streamline - Winter 2017 - VRWA Member Corner
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 40
Streamline - Winter 2017 - eLearning Benefits
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Membership Application
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Benefits for VRWA Members
Streamline - Winter 2017 - 44
Streamline - Winter 2017 - VRWA Committees
Streamline - Winter 2017 - Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
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Streamline - Winter 2017 - cover4
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