r.c. Harris residue Management Facility
this plant provides approximately 40 percent of the city of toronto and
southern York region’s water supply. As a publicly accessed lakefront site
with expansive views to Lake Ontario, it is also a popular leisure park to the
residential neighborhood and surrounding region. The design of the facility not
only had to satisfy functional and operational requirements, but also had to fit
within the confines of this inhabited and historically designated site.
The solution was to place the facility entirely underground. Given the
complexities of the site, traditional 2D design and production would have lead
to costly guesswork. Using MicroStation, TriForma, and GEOPAK, the team
used visualization methods to clarify construction issues, allowing more time
to be allocated to problem-solving and feedback.
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Chongqing Water Group
Use of WaterCAD for Network Design and Economic Operation of Water Supplies in Chongqing
the goals of this project in china were to optimize the design of the water
distribution network in Chongqing, ensure the economic performance of the
network, control network leakage, and improve management of the network’s
The project involved creation of a hydraulic model to optimize the design of
the replacement of the old pipe network, as well as creation of a hydraulic
model that satisfied the expansion of the pipe network and integration with
other regional networks. An optimal design developed with WaterCAD
reduced design project costs by about $500,000 and yearly operation costs by
the same amount.