M&S Engineering Ltd.
city of Fair Oaks ranch Water System Analysis and Expansion
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, United States
the city of Fair Oaks ranch needed to quickly supply additional water
connections to two new subdivisions in Texas. There was almost no information
assembled at the start of the project and the scope and time frame of figuring
out how to achieve these additional connections in six months was demanding.
Using WaterCAD, M&S was able to meet what appeared to be an
unmanageable project schedule. M&S used the extracting capabilities of
WaterCAD to create working water models automatically from drawings.
WaterCAD was also used to work with city personnel to create models from
the city’s SCADA system.
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Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran
Transforming Intermittent Water Supply of Developing Countries to 24x7 System
When the water supply source for Badlapur, india, was severely damaged
during unprecedented rain in July 2005, construction of a new barrage gave
occasion to optimize the distribution system for continuous water supply to
the city’s more than 140,000 inhabitants. The project team used WaterGEMS
to design a hydraulic model of existing and proposed pipelines.
Various improvement measures such as leakage control and throttling of
valves for equitable water supply have been implemented. Badlapur now
provides 24-by- 7 water supply to 16 out of 34 wards, with the remainder to
be completed this year. Transformation of the intermittent system to 24-by- 7
service simultaneously reduced nonrevenue water loss by 427 million liters
per year, producing considerable cost savings.