INNOVATION IN WATER RESOURCES
Manatee County Government
Lift Station 41A Disconnect
Bradenton, Florida, United States
the primary goal of this project was to address reduced flows in an existing
force main as a result of diverting flow elsewhere as part of a much larger
project to divert flows away from an overloaded master lift station. Lifecycle
analysis of several alternatives using SewerCAD led to using the existing
force main as the host pipe for a smaller-diameter carrier pipe.
Although this project involved only a small number of pipes, there are more
than 1,000 pipes and 40 lift stations involved either directly or indirectly.
SewerCAD was chosen for its ability to handle a system of this size. The
ability to immediately model in variations without having to either fragment or
skeletonize the system was a huge time savings.
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Manila Water Company
Antipolo City Water System
Antipolo City, Philippines
the Antipolo Water Supply System serves the growing population of Antipolo
City, located in the northern half of Rizal Province at the eastern boundary
of Manila, Philippines. The topography of the 38,575-hectare service area
is rugged. A hydraulic model was prepared to review the key hydraulic
constraints and improve the performance of Antipolo’s network.
Based on simulations and intensive field investigation, network improvement
projects were conceptualized, designed, and implemented. The project team
used WaterGEMS and HAMMER along with an interface to integrate GIS-based software with the hydraulic model.