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The Colorado Water Loss Initiative (CWLI) is back with more FREE water loss training and technical assistance offered to Colorado water systems by the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB)!

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 8:51 PM | Melissa Brasfield (Administrator)

Every water system experiences water loss. 

Establishing a baseline of validated water audit data is the anchor of a successful water loss strategy. 

The Colorado Water Loss Initiative provides a path to building and progressing your water loss program


The Colorado Water Loss Initiative (CWLI) is back with more FREE water loss training and technical assistance offered to Colorado water systems by the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB)! 

Registration is NOW OPEN! Click here to REGISTER 

Phase 1 of the CWLI program took place from 2018 – 2020, introducing the American Water Works Association (AWWA) M36 methodology and the industry standard tool for quantifying water loss and non-revenue water, the AWWA Free Water Audit Software. 

Phase 2 is available to all systems and offers water loss training and technical assistance at 2 different entry points. Water systems that completed Phase 1 in full will continue an advanced track with training and direct technical assistance depending on the utility’s loss profile. Technical assistance opportunities include supply input meter testing, billing data analysis and prorating, customer meter test design and result analysis, real loss component analysis, or leak detection. Systems that partially participated in Phase 1 or are brand new to the program will enter a new learner track with the opportunity to move into the advanced program track. 

Phase 2 is expected to start in Fall 2021 and continue through 2024. 

Think BIG, even if you’re small. The CWLI and the M36 methodology are for systems of all sizes, and we want smaller systems to know that your time commitment and participation will not be over-burdensome. Approximately 85% of participants in Phase 1 said they spent 40 hours or less throughout the two-year program on efforts outside of the CWLI workshops ((e.g., data gathering, internal team meetings) and 93% said that their experience in the Phase 1 will drive them to continue using the AWWA M36 methodology and Free Water Audit Software annually moving forward. Upon registration, a member of the program management team will reach out to you and your team to help you understand the time and effort in the program. 

Everyone is welcome! Register here TODAY 

We are excited for you to join us in this continued opportunity to save water, reduce costs, and be proactive about your water loss management. If you have any questions, please visit or contact us at

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