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California Water Board backs program targeting utilities’ water losses

Approves $3.2 million in technical assistance for validated water audits

Monday, January 11, 2016

The California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA) will receive $3.2 million over two years to help California’s water agencies produce validated system water audits, in an action approved by the State Water Resources Control Board on January 5. Accurate water audits are the first step in developing systematic water management programs to cut unnecessary losses of both water and revenue, according to experts. Legislation in 2014 and last year now require the approximately 450 urban water systems to submit validated water audits to the state’s Department of Water Resources (DWR), but proponents say that the utilities’ self interest in discovering and curbing unknown losses of water and money should make the program extremely popular. Click here to continue reading.

Water Audit II Workshop - Orange County

Municipal Water District of Orange County


The Council in partnership with DWR is holding 8-10 water loss workshops around California between September 2015 and March 2016. The target audience for these one-day hands-on workshops is agencies who have already completed a basic water audit course. See the water loss resources page for more information on all workshop locations and information on basic courses currently offered.  The classes will be taught by Reinhard Sturm and Kate Gasner from Water Systems Optimization.

Early registration deadline for the MWDOC workshop is 12/29/15.  See below for registration and workshop details for this location, including lunch and parking details.