Unaccounted-for water: case studies

Are you staring at a tough leakage target?

Fixing your unaccounted-for water drops your leakage by 1 - 2%. It could be the difference between success and failure.

If you’ve been tasked with reducing your leakage - this will really help. By fixing your unaccounted-for water, you’ll take 0.2 - 0.4% off your leakage each year.

This may sound a rather modest sum. But unlike find and fix, where you’re constantly battling recurrence, the benefits of unaccounted-for water last for 13.2 years. The benefits build up over the AMP, like interest on a bank account. After five years, 0.2 - 0.4% grows to a 1 - 2% reduction.

That could make the difference between hitting your leakage target or not.

And that’s not all. There’s a bigger prize at stake. By undertaking this work you improve your knowledge of the ‘water taken illegally unbilled’ line of your water balance. This could give you a larger leakage reduction of up to 20 Ml/day.

Sound too good to be true? It’s worked for one company. Their auditor praised the detail and the data in the analysis. He signed off a large increase to the ‘water taken illegally unbilled’ based on a detailed study.

Below you’ll find 15 case studies to help you see the types of issues this service finds you. By resolving these issues, you will:

  • reduce your leakage by 1-2%
  • increase your cash
  • improve your billing accuracy
  • improve the operability of your DMAs
  • reduce unfair cross subsidy, which reduces household bills
  • potentially increase your water taken illegally unbilled, giving you an extra leakage reduction
  • improve the productivity of your leakage technicians by avoiding DMAs with no leakage, but high UFW

Watch these videos to see the sorts of things you’d expect to find

Supermarket Sweep

Supermarket Sweep

"How on earth did you find that” people gasp. Can you figure it out?

Tough Day At The Office

Tough Day At The Office

This customer got a nasty surprise. Find out what was lurking under their car park.

Stuck In The Mud

Stuck In The Mud

All I’m saying is I’ll never forget my pump again! Find out why.

Stop Suey

Stop Suey

This meter looks fine on the billing system. So why did we go to China Town to test it?

A Rainy School Trip

A Rainy School Trip

Missing meter billed for a whopping £175,393. How did it go unbilled for ten long years?

Read these one (sometimes two) pagers to see how long these issues exist for

Download this booklet to learn the other ways you can find unaccounted-for water

Download this white paper to find out how unaccounted-for water is costing customers £156.5m per year

What would you need to do to get started?

You’ve seen the case studies. Hopefully they’ve piqued your interest. Now you may be wondering what you would need to do to get going.

To get started we would just need some consumption data from you. No sensitive data as defined by GDPR is required. It’s just an extract of properties, meters and meter reads.

It really is that easy.

Our team of experienced technicians can do the field work or you can choose to do it yourself. Or we can buddy up and do it together.

You’ll get five to ten cases a month that require processing. That’s no work at all. You won’t need extra staff.

Most companies do the service on a contingent basis, so they don’t take any risk. We can offer this to you too. If we find nothing, you pay nothing. That means there’s no risk to you.

It’s impossible to price here. But to give you an idea the costs are similar to find and fix. But the benefits last 13 years, rather than popping up again six months later.

If you’re interested in meeting up to see if we can help you, please give us a call on 0118 3578861 or email contactus2019@teccura.com.