Become a California Water Audit Validator!

The Water Audit Validator course is a 2-day program designed to qualify individuals to perform Level 1 water audit validations in California. Water audit validators examine water loss audit inputs to consider the water audit's accuracy and document the sources of uncertainty. Per Senate Bill 555 urban retail water suppliers must submit validated distribution system water audits by October 1 each year. Individuals who successfully complete this course and exam will receive a Water Audit Validator certificate. The certificate will be valid for 3 years.

To download the registration form click here. To register online, click on the register button below each class.


Why should you become a Water Audit Validator (WAV) through the new CA-NV AWWA program?

  • Help your California urban water supplier comply with Senate bill (SB 555)
  • Professional Development
  • Water Auditor is NOT the same as a Water Audit Validator
  • Provide a required service to your client or neighboring water agency

Who can obtain a WAV Certificate?
  • Open to all interested persons including utility staff and consultants
  • Must have working knowledge of the water audit methodology (AWWA M36) and experience with the AWWA Free Water Audit Software is recommended

*Per SB 555, anyone who was not a contractor for the Water Loss TAP Program or who previously completed at least ten Level 1 Audit Validations must have a CA-NV AWWA certificate to do validations. The WAV training is the method the Section will be using to certify validators. All validators beginning with July 2019 submissions must have a Section WAV certification.

Los Angeles County

Location
Las Virgenes Municipal Water District

Dates
  April 30 - May 1, 2018

SOLD OUT

San Diego County

Location
Vallecitos Water District

Dates

May 21 - 22, 2018

SOLD OUT

Riverside

Location
Western Municipal Water District

Dates
August 6-7, 2018

Bakersfield

Location
GEI Consultants

Dates
May 2 - 3, 2018

SOLD OUT

Riverside

Location
Western Municipal Water District

Dates
May 23 - 24, 2018

SOLD OUT

San Jose

Location
Santa Clara Valley Water District

Dates
May 7 - 8, 2018

SOLD OUT

West Sacramento

Location
Dr. Kenneth D. Kerri Training Center

Dates
June 5-6, 2018

SOLD OUT

Per the State’s Validated Water Loss Audit Reporting Regulations (link):

§ 638.4. Technical Qualifications for a Water Audit Validator.

(1) A contractor working in the CA-NV AWWA Water Loss Technical Assistance Program (“Water Loss TAP”) performing water loss audit training and conducting audit validations.

  • Water Systems Optimization (WSO)

  • Cavanaugh

(2) An individual who can demonstrate having conducted water loss audits in accordance with the method specified in Section 638.2, and having conducted a minimum of 10 Level 1 audit validations in accordance with the Water Research Foundation Level 1 Water Audit Validation: Guidance Manual 4639A (Water Audit Validation).

  • Consulting Firms which may have these individuals:

  • Arcadis USA

  • CH2M (Now Jacobs)

  • Kunkel Water Efficiency Consulting

  • ME Simpson

 (3) An individual certified by the CA-NV AWWA as a water audit validator



For questions, contact the Director of Educational Programs at 909.291.2116.