Reduction of Leakage in Drinking Water Supply Systems: Ramallah District as a Case Study, Palestine

Ziad Mimi

Abstract


Water is one of the most valuable natural resources in Palestine. Therefore, it is very crucial for the Palestinians to achieve maximum efficiency in the management of their water resources. Many Palestinian localities still lack the existence of water networks while many others suffer from the poor conditions and high losses in their networks. This paper presents a method to determine water leakage and procedures for leakage reduction in the existing network in Ramallah District. The method is based on three main steps: (1) tracing leaks of the supply network; (2) pinpointing the leaks; (3) repairing leaks. Consequently, the amount of leakage for the study area will be largely reduced (from 5.6 L/sec to 0.16 L/sec).

Keywords


Leakage detection, Water conservation, Water losses, Distribution Networks, Water Supply Systems

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