Water Audit Reference Dataset
A summary of the AWWA Water Audit Reference Dataset (WARD) is now available for download by filling out the form.
The WARD was created by AWWA’s Water Loss Control Committee (WLCC) to help utilities compare their attributes and key performance indicators (KPIs) with other utilities.
Percentiles for several of the KPIs appear in the Dashboard of the AWWA Free Water Audit Software (v 6.0), allowing utilities that complete the audit to gauge their performance at a glance.
The WARD includes water audits for calendar year 2018 from 1,124 utilities in Quebec, Canada, and the states of California and Georgia.
To ensure high quality data, the WARD only includes data from Level 1 validated water audits. The WLCC also reviewed and cleaned the data using a process described in the summary document.