The Water Loss Technical Assistance Program (Water Loss TAP) aids urban water suppliers in complying with California Senate Bill 555, requiring utilities to submit a completed and validated water loss audit annually to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR).  

Track Assignment

New Learner

(NL)

Water Auditing 101: designed to build a strong foundation for water auditing and data validation.

 

  • Limited prior involvement with AWWA M36 Water Auditing.

  • Results in Level 1 Validated Water Audit for October 2017 submittal to DWR. 

Early Adopter

(EA)

Water Auditing 201: designed to focus on data validation and advanced water loss analysis. 

  • Previous engagement with AWWA M36 Water Auditing.

  • Results in Level 1 Validated Water Audit for October 2017 submittal to DWR. 

 1
4

In Person

Work Session

Remote Work Session

Validation Session

In Person

Work Session

Goals

  • Introduce Water Loss TAP

  • Begin technical assistance

  • Create utility water audit teams

Technical Assistance Themes

New Learners: Water Audit Fundamentals

Early Adopters: Introducing Data Validity

Goals

  • Review the FY14-15 or CY15 water audit

  • Discus water audit data and data validity scores

  • Identify improvements

Goals

  • Continue technical assistance

  • Connect water audits to water loss control

Technical Assistance Themes

New Learners: Introducing Data Validity

Early Adopters: Deeper Dive into Data

Goals

  • Level 1 validate FY15-16 or CY16 water audits

  • Submit validated water audits to DWR

News

Just Joined?

  1. Register for a work session or

  2. Watch work session recording prior to Wave 2

Wave 1 Work Sessions Complete

Participating Utilities

344

9

Water Loss TAP Progress

 

WAVE 1

Action Steps

Wave 1 is a day-long in-person work session that covers the basics of water auditing and introduces water audit data validation.

Register your utility and water audit team for the Water Loss TAP

Sign up to attend an in person work session (New Learner Sessions / Early Adopter Sessions) Not sure which applies to you? Check here.

Attend the work session

 

WAVE 2

Action Steps

Wave 2 is a teleconference work session in which water auditing experts and each utility’s water audit team examine the utility’s

FY14-15 or CY15 water audit in a two-hour interview.

Compile your FY14-15 or Cy15 water audit and supporting documents

 

Schedule a teleconference session

 

Send your water audit and supporting documents to the Program Management Team (PMT) one month before your work session

 

Attend your work session

 

Note any improvements recommended in your teleconference work session

 

WAVE 3

Action Steps

Wave 3 is a day-long in-person work session that refreshes attendees on water audit methodology before more deeply exploring water audit data validation and the connection between water auditing and water loss control.

Sign-up to attend an in person work session

Attend the work session

 

WAVE 4

Action Steps

Wave 4 is a teleconference validation session in which water auditing experts and each utility’s water audit team perform a Level 1 validation of the FY15-16 or CY16 water audit that will be submitted to DWR.

Compile your FY15-16 or CY16 water audit and supporting documents, informed by the Wave 2 work session

 

Schedule a teleconference work session

 

Send your water audit and supporting documents to the PMT one month before your work session

 

Attend your work session

 

Update your audit with improvements recommended in the work session

Submit your validated water audit to DWR

The California Water Loss Control Technical Assistance Program (Water Loss TAP) was funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the State Water Resources Control Board, through the State Revolving Fund set-aside for technical assistance.  We are grateful to the EPA and Water Board for their support.  The Water Loss TAP was implemented by the California-Nevada Section AWWA, with support from the WSO/Cavanaugh Program Management Team.   

CA-NV Section AWWA​

(909) 481-7200

10435 Ashford St. 2nd Floor

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

info@ca-nv-awwa.org