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.
Water Loss, Use, and Conservation (WLUC) Workshops
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will be conducting trainings based on the water use survey, water loss audit, and water conservation reports. Information on TWDB’s available financial assistance and other financial and technical assistance programs will also be included.
The WLUC workshops, part of TWDB’s Technical Assistance for Water Loss Control program (TAWLC), looks at water loss from a water stewardship perspective. Public utility revenue loss, collecting and reporting accurate data, assessing, auditing, and data validation will be reviewed. Data validation is accomplished using TWDB’s assessment scales which help utilities identify action items for water loss control.
The WLUC workshops are provided at no cost to participants and approved for 4 hours of continuing education for licensed water operators through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Please contact WLA-Group@twdb.texas.gov for any questions.
You can find additional information on conducting your water loss audit on our Water Loss Audit page.
The next Water Loss, Use, and Conservation workshop will be held virtually on Tuesday, December 14th from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Register for the WLUC Workshop here
Additionally, a Data Validation Advanced Water Class will be held on December 14th from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This advanced water loss class will discuss processes and programs that enable the utility to increase its water loss understanding. Topics will include apparent loss programs, including customer metering and associated strategies. It will also discuss specifics on real loss, such as leak detection, pressure management and district metering. Financial costs for apparent and real loss are discussed as well.
Register for the Advanced Class here
Water Loss Auditor Video Training
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, please follow the instructions on how to download, save and print an acknowledgement of 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, Use, and Conservation workshop.