Rogue Water Loss
Rogue Water Loss
The SeaQuest Solution
SeaQuest binds with scale deposits (Ca & Mg) and tuberculation (Fe). This process gradually dissolves existing scale and corrosion thus reducing the system head pressure. As head pressures reduce, line breaks and leakage reduce.
Meters improve in accuracy as they return to optimal operation.
New leaks are hindered from occurring as SeaQuest disrupts the corrosion or scaling process.
What leads to Rogue Water Loss ?
Water loss revenues in utilities include the physical escape of water from the pressurized piping system as leakage — an occurrence known as real losses. Leakage occurs with the growth of scales and corrosion tuberculation. The pressurized piping system sees an increase in backpressure or system head pressure. At every joint throughout the system leakage occurs as scale and corrosion push their way in each connection. Slight separation at connection points caused by the porous scales and tubercles allows water to escape.
Losses also occur due to inaccurate metering of customer consumption, theft of service, and the utility’s own errant billing and accounting practices; all of which are collectively known as apparent losses.
Non-revenue Water (NRW) includes the real plus apparent losses, along with unbilled authorized consumption, which represents water used in miscellaneous activities such as fire-fighting. In other words, NRW comprises the volume utilities lose from their water supply infrastructure and the unbilled volumes associated with lost revenue from a portion of the supply that reaches the customer, plus the authorized unbilled usage.
Many new leaks are hidden from view. Utilities that merely respond to visible leaks and breaks are addressing leakage reactively and will find it difficult to control system leakage, and they may find the leakage continues to increase.
Dave is the Vice President and General Manager of AquaSmart, and a Chemical Engineer.