NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING to Support the Development of Water Loss Performance Standards

From the State Water Resources Control Board:

Notice of Public Meeting
Monday, September 17, 2018 – 10am to 3:30pm
The Metropolitan Water District of California
700 Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will hold a public stakeholder workgroup meeting to receive input prior to the formal rulemaking process for the development of water loss performance standards. Interested persons can provide input at the workshop or via email to the contact specified in this notice. This is an informal stakeholder meeting, where a quorum of the State Water Board may be present but the State Water Board will take no formal action.


Water Code, Section 10608.34 (i) (Senate Bill 555, 2015) requires the State Water Board to develop volumetric performance standards for water loss for urban retail water suppliers by July 2020. Pursuant to this law, urban retail water suppliers are required to submit annual water loss audit reports to the Department of Water Resources.  The State Water Board will use data including water loss estimates from water loss audit reports, data on water systems from Electronic Annual Reports, along with available literature and input from stakeholders and experts to develop performance standards.

The State Water Board is conducting four public stakeholder workgroup meetings during 2018 to obtain input and provide information regarding the performance standards. The first public stakeholder workgroup meeting was held in Sacramento on March 9, 2018 and included discussions and presentations on interpretation of water loss audit data, an overview of the rulemaking timeline and the sections pertaining to Senate Bill 555 in the Electronic Annual Reports. The second public stakeholder meeting was held at the East Bay Municipal Water District in Oakland on June 1, 2018 and focused on technologies for reducing water loss and their applicability based on water distribution system characteristics.


This stakeholder meeting is being conducted to provide information and obtain input on estimating costs and benefits associated with implementing approaches for water loss control. This meeting will also provide an overview of the underlying process for life cycle cost assessment.


The notice and agenda are available at the State Water Board’s water loss webpage at:


To join the meeting via your computer please click the link:

For audio via telephone, please dial the following number and use the passcode:
Meeting number: 1-720-279-0026
Passcode: 908457
Additional telephone access: 1-720-279-0026, 1-877-820-7831


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