Water Loss Audit - Auditor Training
Water loss audits are required to be completed by a person trained to conduct water loss auditing. Training made available by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) satisfies Texas Water Code Section 16.0121(i) (amended by House Bill 1573 of the 85th Legislature). This training is associated with the individual, not the utility, and is only required once, unless there are subsequent legislative requirements changes.
Below is a link to a video that is approximately an hour in length. Once you have watched the video and training has been completed, you will receive instructions on how to download, save and print an acknowledgement of completion of the training. You must maintain the acknowledgement of training in your personal records and upload it to the water loss audit every year you are submitting an audit. TWDB will not maintain these records but will verify that the individual has received training by viewing the acknowledgement attached to the water loss audit. The name on the acknowledgement should match the name of the individual completing the water loss audit.
Water loss auditors may also satisfy Texas Water Code Section 16.0121(i) by attending a TWDB Water Loss Audit Workshop.
Total Water Loss Control Workshops
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is planning a series of training workshops employing the Total Water Loss Control Program; encompassing the Water Use Survey, the Water Loss Audit, the Annual Conservation Report, and Water Conservation Plan.
The workshops will focus on all aspects of water loss, including collecting and reporting correct data, assessing, auditing, and validating the reported data.
The Total Water Loss Control Program considers water loss from an environmental stewardship perspective, reviews public utility revenue loss, and promotes the protection of public health by eliminating the threat of sanitary defects associated with leaking or broken pipes.
Finally, these workshops will provide information on the assessment scale which helps to identify action items determined by the water loss audit. The workshops are approved for 4 hours of continuing education for licensed operators through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Attendance at these workshops also satisfies the legislative requirement under 31 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) § 358.6 (b)(4), requiring water loss auditor training prior to submitting a water loss audit to the TWDB. The training requirement can also be satisfied by viewing a pre-recorded training video.
Please contact WLA-Group@twdb.texas.gov for any questions.
Registration for all workshops begins at 8:00 a.m.
Workshops run from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
To register, click here.
|Workshop Date||Workshop City||Workshop Location|
|Lower Colorado River Authority Redbud Center |
3601 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
|2/5/2020||Brenham||Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre|
111 W. Main St., Brenham, TX 77833
|2/11/2020||Stephenville||Texas A & M AgriLife Research Extension Center |
1229 N US HWY 281, Stephenville, TX 76401
|2/12/2020||Abilene||Abilene Convention Center |
1100 N 6th St, Abilene, TX 79601
|2/18/2020||New Braunfels |
|New Braunfels Utilities Service Center |
355 FM 306, New Braunfels, TX 78130
|2/19/2020||Laredo||City of Laredo Utilities Department |
5512 Thomas Ave, Laredo, TX 78041
Training Room 1
|2/25/2020||Fort Worth |
|Fort Worth Botanical Gardens |
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
|Texas A & M AgriLife Research Extension Center |
17360 Coit Rd, Dallas, TX 75252
Healthy Living Building
|South Plains Association Governments |
1323 58th St, Lubbock, TX 79412
|3/4/2020||Amarillo||Panhandle Regional Planning Commission |
415 SW 8th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79101
|3/10/2020||El Paso||El Paso Water TecH20 Water Resources Learning Center |
10751 Montana Ave, El Paso, TX 79935
|3/11/2020||Big Spring||Colorado River Municipal Water District |
400 E 24th St, Big Spring, TX 79720
Perry Board Room
|East Texas Council of Governments |
3800 Stone Rd, Kilgore, TX 75662
Joines McClenny Conference Room
|Heart of Texas Council of Governments |
1514 S New Rd, Waco, TX 76711
|4/14/2020||Center||City of Center Water Utility System |
146 Express Blvd, Center, TX 75935
Windham Civic Center Room A
|4/15/2020||Texarkana||Ark-TEX Council of Governments |
4808 Elizabeth St, Texarkana, TX 75503
EOC Meeting Room
|4/21/2020||Wichita Falls||Red River Authority of Texas|
3000 Hammon Rd, Wichita Falls, TX 76310
Conference Room 115
|4/22/2020||Lewisville||City of Lewisville |
100 N Charles St, Lewisville, TX 75057
MCL Grand Theater - Training Room