Developing a new hydraulic method for water network losses in Diyarbakir in Turkey

Ibrahim Yuksel, Hasan Arman, Ibrahim Halil Demirel, Mehmet Songur

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Water loss is defined as the volume of water supplied to a system minus the volume of permitted usage. Water losses contain real and apparent losses. Real loss occupies pipelines in the distribution network, junctions, fittings, and water tanks. Apparent loss is contained within the metering devices, such as input, output and subscriber meters and, of course, illegal uses. Apparent losses are also identified as managerial losses. The aim of this study is to devise a strategy to prevent water losses in the Diyarbakir drinking water network by developing an efficient hydraulics method. To achieve this aim, in the four provinces in Diyarbakir (Sur, Baglar, Yenisehir and Kayapinar) parameters such as pipeline quantities, population, subscriber numbers and subscriber types are combined, to develop a new method for the selected regions using SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), SIS (Subscriber Information System) and Geographical Information System (GIS). In this study, Martyrs -1 (M-l) and Martyrs 2 (M-2) have been selected as pilot regions. To prevent water losses in Diyarbakir drinking water network some effective recommendations are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8325-8330
Number of pages6
JournalFresenius Environmental Bulletin
Issue number9 A
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020


  • Diyarbakir
  • Turkey
  • Water losses
  • Water network
  • Water supply

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution


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