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Achieving Zero Leakage by 2050: Phase 2: Understanding the balance between customer use, supply pipe leakage and plumbing losses in water delivered to household properties

This project will use recently developed flow estimation techniques to investigate these factors across a representative sample of household properties within several water companies.  

The data obtained will be used to provide greatly improved estimates of: 

  • Plumbing losses, which are part of consumption
  • Water running into storage at night, also part of consumption
  • Background leakage on underground supply pipes, which is part of the total leakage KPI


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BQ


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Achieving zero leakage by 2050: Project 2 - Incidence and causes of repeat bursts at old repairs

The objectives of the project will be:

(i) To assess the proportions of bursts on mains of different materials which occur as a result of the failure of a previous repair, and thereby to determine whether this is a significant problem.

(ii) Where bursts have occurred at the site of a previous repair, to determine where possible whether these have resulted from deterioration of the materials used for the repair over time, or by faulty workmanship at the time of the original repair.

(iii) To provide guidance for maintenance operatives carrying out repairs, on how to minimise the likelihood of future failures



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L1192


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Active Leakage Control efficiency in the SELL calculation Renamed: Active Leakage Control Efficiency

Active Leakage Control (ALC) is defined as the processes by which companies identify, detect, locate and eliminate water losses caused by leaks which are not visible on the ground surface.  Very little work has been done on the efficiency of ALC. It is very unclear how this should be defined or how it can be quantified.  Nor is it clear what levels of efficiency should be achievable within water company operations.

 This project would investigate alternative definitions for ALC efficiency, and alternative parameters for measuring it. It would establish which are the most useful definitions and measures, and then gather data from companies to establish what levels of efficiency should be achievable within water company operations. Finally it would consider the most practical way to incorporate this into SELL calculations, allowing for companies’ future aspirations for ALC efficiency.



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WM1214


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Asbestos Cement water mains deterioration and failure prediction models

The objective is to carry out a nationwide review of the AC mains that are installed in a number of different environments.

This will support STAGE 1 - Development of Deterioration and Failure Prediction Models from the WSAA project. By carrying out this review across the UK, Australia and the USA the understanding of the rate of deterioration to differing environments will be greatly enhanced.

As the WSAA project does not focus on joints, it's expected that the UK project will focus as much on joints as it will on the pipe.

If possible, it would be good to support STAGE 3 - Verify Pipe Deterioration and Failure Prediction Models from the WSAA project, though this will require the capture of site samples of AC water main and the testing of the samples to measure the rate of deterioration.



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Basis for a programme of chemical investigations to be carried out by the Water Industry during the AMP7 period

To bring together a regulators` view with that of the water companies into a mutually agreed scope of work that clarifies the component parts of a third Chemical Investigations Programme (CIP3). To complete the technical and planning detail needed for companies to meet CIP3 obligations by the regulatory sign-off date of September 2021. CIP3 qualifies as early start (transitional investment) and companies may need sufficient information and documentation for them to tender for the sampling and analysis elements by March 2019. The scoping study should be fully completed by June 2019.