publication . Article . 2015

Apparent losses due to domestic water meter under-registration in South Africa

Couvelis, FA; van Zyl, JE;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2015
  • Publisher: Water Research Commission (WRC)
Abstract
This study investigated the extent of apparent losses due to water meter under-registration in South Africa. This was done by first estimating the under-registration of new meters due to on-site leakage, and then the additional under-registration due to meter aging. The extent and flow distributions of on-site leakage were determined through field studies in Cape Town, Mangaung and Johannesburg, by measuring the flow through new water meters when no legitimate consumption occurred on the property. The results were used in combination with the accuracy curves of new meters to estimate meter under-registration. The eThekwini meter replacement database was used to ...
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