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Results in Table 3 show that Area 18 registered the highest UFW during the three month period, averaging 44% while Area 28 had the least (20%). The UFW expressed as m3/Km.month also showed highest value in Area 18 and least value in Area 28 registering 987 and 507 m3/Km.month, respectively. This is consistent with the indication drawn from the UFW as a percentage in each of the three areas. It can be concluded that Areas 15 and 18 were underperforming and Area 28 was performing well in terms of management of UFW.

Table 3

Summary of average UFW in the study areas for the period from January to March, 2015

AreaBulk meter readings (m3/month)
Billed consumption (m3/month)
UFW (m3/month)
Average UFW
Jan 15Feb 15Mar 15Jan 15Feb 15Mar 15Jan 15Feb 15Mar 15m3/ month% of vol suppliedm3/ km montha
Area 15 14,713 13,922 19,063 9,957 9,957 12,677 4,756 4,756 6,386 5,239 33 770 
Area 18 93,024 89,804 86,770 52,982 50,783 47,953 40,042 39,021 38,817 39,293 44 987 
Area 28 27, 263 29,200 24,935 21,609 23,323 19,981 5,654 5,877 4,954 5,495 20 507 
AreaBulk meter readings (m3/month)
Billed consumption (m3/month)
UFW (m3/month)
Average UFW
Jan 15Feb 15Mar 15Jan 15Feb 15Mar 15Jan 15Feb 15Mar 15m3/ month% of vol suppliedm3/ km montha
Area 15 14,713 13,922 19,063 9,957 9,957 12,677 4,756 4,756 6,386 5,239 33 770 
Area 18 93,024 89,804 86,770 52,982 50,783 47,953 40,042 39,021 38,817 39,293 44 987 
Area 28 27, 263 29,200 24,935 21,609 23,323 19,981 5,654 5,877 4,954 5,495 20 507 

aAreas 15 and 18 are residential while Area 28 is industrial. As such, the density per users for Area 28 is affected by fewer connections in the industrial area as the plot sizes are large resulting in a low density of users, hence assessing loss per density of users could give a distortion. Instead, analysis of loss per unit length (per km) has been added.

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