The American Water Works Association (AWWA) will be hosting a Hydrant Flow Test webinar on April 6. The webinar will give multiple purposes for testing including system pressures and operational conditions. In addition, the webinar will take a look at special situations and insights on how test results can provide support for utility planning and operations.
Hydraulic model calibration and its importance in terms of testing hydrants will also be addressed as well the AWWA Manual M17. Participants will get to learn the essentiality of this type of testing:
Although it’s essential, hydrant testing contributes to nonrevenue water and takes time. Because of increasing water scarcity and utilities’ often limited resources, ensuring efficient, effective test completion is important in utility management. Gathering as much information as possible about the test, hydrant, system conditions, and test methods can prove useful in the years following a test.