Water Balance Model

The water balance is an important tool for assessing the performance of municipal water departments or water distribution companies. In view of the costs of piped water supply and the need for cost-recovery, the water balance primarily serves to identify areas where production costs can be reduced and/or revenues from water sales can be increased. With the water balance inter alia the volume of the authorized consumption (billed water plus free water) is compared with the volume of the water supplied into the system. The balance between the two gives information on the physical water losses and the non-authorized water consumption.

 

The dynamic water balance model of cogito pdm allows a systematic, quick and reliable establishment of the water balance for any water services provider. This water balance will give information on the origin and usage of the water within a system according to all relevant criteria. Amongst these are e.g. 'authorised consumption and water losses', or 'revenue water and non-revenue water', with details on each of the usage categories. Besides giving information on the potential for cost-reductions and increase of revenues from user charges the financial impact of measures aiming at achievement of cost-reductions or revenue-increases can quickly be calculated with the model.

 

The demo-version of the water balance model offered as download allows establishment of the water balance for a water distribution company whose volume of billed water during the accounting period amounts to 20.000 m3.

 

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For the first login please register yourself using the form below. The registration exclusively serves statistical purposes and will not lead to any obligations whatsoever towards cogito pdm. cogito pdm will not use the information obtained by the registration for marketing or any other purposes involving third parties. After confirmation of your registration by e-mail you can login by entering your user name and password in the form on the right-hand side. cogito pdm maintains all rights for usage of the Model.

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