Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group (CWWMG)
Incorporated in late 2007, this 501(c)(3) non-profit group came out of the three and one-half year stakeholder process associated with Duke Energy’s re-licensing of the Catawba-Wateree Hydro Project, part of a Comprehensive Re-licensing Agreement (CRA) that defines how the basin will be managed for the next 40 to 50 years.
The CWWMG has 19 members; one member representing each of the 18 public water utilities in North and South Carolina which operate water intakes on either a reservoir in the Catawba-Wateree Hydroelectric Project or on the main stem of the river, and one member representing Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke Energy).
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In November 2014, the Catawba-Wateree Water Management Group (CWWMG) conducted a training workshop for its members to introduce the basic concepts of the AWWA M36 Methodology of Water Loss Control Management. This workshop introduced the backbone of the methodology, the Water Balance and provided guidance for moving away from the outdated terminology of Unaccounted For Water and outdated practice of using water loss as a percentage of total water supplied as a performance indicator.
Subsequently, CWWMG desired to develop a Basin-wide Water Loss Program (BWLP) that would provide the members with a multi-phase water loss training & technical assistance program. This program would be accommodating for the members at varied levels of water loss management knowledge and experience with the overall goal of the program to result in long-term reductions in water loss for the basin.