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Non-Revenue Water and Its Misperception with Steve Cavanaugh [PODCAST]

With a little bit of work, your utility can optimize non-revenue water while increasing its return on investment.

Non-Revenue Water and Its Misperception with Steve Cavanaugh [PODCAST]In his new The Water Values Podcast episode, which you can stream online here (free), BGD attorney David T. McGimpsey discusses an important yet misperceived area of water utilities, non-revenue water, with Steve Cavanaugh, President and CEO of Cavanaugh and Associates. Cavanaugh describes what non-revenue water is, how it can be optimized and the simple steps utilities need to do to get started with a non-revenue water program.

Highlights of the discussion between McGimpsey and Cavanaugh include the following:

  • What components make up non-revenue water
  • The different types of water losses making up each component of non-revenue water
  • The tools used to optimize each category of non-revenue water
  • How to look at non-revenue water from an economic standpoint
  • How to optimize your investment in non-revenue water reduction
  • Why economics and return on investment is the primary factor when considering non-revenue water reduction investments
  • How to get started with a non-revenue water program
  • The role meters play in a non-revenue water program
  • How some utilities have reduced non-revenue water by millions of gallons per day
  • Why the American Water Works Association scrapped the non-revenue water as a percentage of system volume metric in 2003 (and why some utilities are still stuck on that pre-2003 metric)
  • How to overcome the inertia common at many utilities regarding non-revenue water

Additional resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this podcast episode are available on The Water Values website.

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This content was originally published on The Water Values website. It has been reprinted with express written permission.


To learn more about David T. McGimpsey and his practice, please visit his profile.

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