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Managing Background Leakage: Stage A Report

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posted on 2023-02-13, 15:20 authored by Richard CollinsRichard Collins, Joseph BoxallJoseph Boxall, Stuart Trow, Steve Tooms, Euan Hampton

Stage A Report for the OFWAT funded "Managing Background Leakage" 

Water Breakthrough Challenge Transform Stream Project.

This report summarises the challenges faced by Background Leakage and provides motivation for the project.  The report also outlines the stages of the project and the approaches that will be taken.


1) A review of current knowledge with respect to Background Leakage

2) Results of analysis of previously assessed District Meter Areas (DMAs)

3) List of the DMAs that have been selected to be monitored in this project

4) Proposed Modelling Approach for Background Leakage Detection and Localisation

5) Anonymising Water Networks for Open Access Publication



  • There is no personal data or any that requires ethical approval


  • The data complies with the institution and funders' policies on access and sharing

Sharing and access restrictions

  • The data can be shared openly

Data description

  • The file formats are open or commonly used

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  • Headings and units are explained in the files