Developing a strategy for leakage management in water distribution systems

  title={Developing a strategy for leakage management in water distribution systems},
  author={S. Trow and Malcolm Farley},
  journal={Water Science \& Technology: Water Supply},
  • S. TrowM. Farley
  • Published 1 June 2004
  • Economics
  • Water Science & Technology: Water Supply
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