Smart meter enabled disaggregation of urban peak water demand: precursor to effective urban water planning

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Cole, Graham
Stewart, Rodney A
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The implementation of a smart water metering system in Hervey Bay in 2006-2007 allowed the local water utility to record the hourly water consumption of all its customers. This data availability has enabled a large scale research project to proceed with the aim to disaggregate peak hour, peak day and peak month demand in the water distribution network into primary indoor usage (e.g. shower, washing machine, etc.) and irrigation components. Such information can guide the development of alternative tariff structures and other demand management initiatives aimed at reducing peak demand. This paper details results of the analyis of average hour, peak hour, peak day and peak month consumption data of 2,884 residential customers selected from four District Metered Areas (DMAs) located in the city of Hervey Bay in Queensland, Australia.

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Urban Water Journal

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10

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3

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© 2012 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Urban Water Journal, Volume 10, Issue 3, 2013, Pages 174-194. Urban Water Journal is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.

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