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Quantification and Analysis of Domestic Water Demands and Losses inthe Algerian South

Show simple item record Masmoudi, R. Kettab, A. 2018-07-30T10:55:24Z 2018-07-30T10:55:24Z 2008-12-01
dc.identifier.issn 1815-3852
dc.description.abstract Demand for drinking domestic water is continuously increasing specially in urban centres which experience high demographic expansion. The decrease of water losses in water supply networks can help preserve such a rare resource. Low number of water meters and intermittent supply make it difficult to quantify the leaking volumes of water. This article presents an analysis of the demand for drinking water based on an extrapolation from a sample of consumers on whom data are available. Comparison of the volumes of water produced allows a determination of the losses in the water supply system. This analysis is completed by measurements of night flows. The results obtained may be relied on for an evaluation of the needsfor drinking water in the South of Algeria, and for future regional development. The study indicates a high rate of water losses in the distribution network, reaching about 44%, and over-consumption due to an insufficient number of water meters and discontinuous supply. It is recommended that water meters come into general use and defective parts of the network are rehabilitated. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Bahrain en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri *
dc.subject Urban Water Consumption
dc.subject Distribution
dc.subject Losses
dc.subject Distribution Network
dc.subject Domestic Water Demands
dc.subject Algiers
dc.title Quantification and Analysis of Domestic Water Demands and Losses inthe Algerian South en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.source.title Arab Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
dc.abbreviatedsourcetitle AJBAS

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