INNOVATION IN WATER, WASTEWATER, AND STORMWATER NETWORKS
To determine future capital development and capital management expenditure
requirements, Nam Water compiled an infrastructure master plan for the
central north water supply area in Windhoek, Namibia. The 2.6-million-hectare
project area has a population of 742,500 people. A team of multidisciplinary
consultants overcame challenges associated with covering such a large
investigation area when accurate data was not always available.
The project team compiled a network model using WaterCAD, which saved
time in analyzing current and future capabilities of various sections and zones
to satisfy the water supply currently, short-term through 2014-2015, and long-term through 2029-2030. The software contributed to the success achieved in
projecting network upgrade and extension possibilities for the future.
M&S Engineering, Ltd.
Springs Hill Water Supply Corporation System Modeling
Seguin, Texas, United States
Located in Seguin, Texas, Springs Hill Water Supply Corporation retained
M&S Engineering to develop a water model that could be used to determine
the feasibility of a contract calling for the movement of a large volume of
water through the system. The model was first used to forecast the maximum
amount of water that could be delivered without disrupting service to existing
customers, which was then integrated into daily operations.
With only three months to develop and calibrate the model. M&S Engineering
deployed WaterCAD to create a skeletonized water model from an existing but
incomplete and inaccurate CAD file, then created and/or corrected the data.
Once the model was built, the firm ran scenarios and proposed cost-effective
options for fulfilling the water contract. The software saved more than 2,050
man-hours on the project—a $150,000 saving for the client.