CIDCO has undertaken a $4.18 million project to optimize energy use and
improve the water supply for Kharghar, India. The goal is to examine the
current adequacy of energy and water use for various future population-growth
scenarios that will increase water demand and create challenges for providing
adequate water quantity and pressure.
To optimize the use of the existing networks and upgrade to a 24/7 water
supply system—as well as reduce or eliminate current storage tanks—CIDCO
relied on WaterGEMS and HAMMER. The main benefits of this project are a
reduction in power/energy bills and distribution costs, which will translate into
lower water charges and consistent water service to consumers.
Phoenix, Ariz., has long been recognized as an environmental leader. Its
sustainability motto “Living Like It Matters!” was put into action when its
Water Services Department undertook a $90,000 project to optimize the cost
of operations while producing the same level of water quality at two plants
serving a 140-square mile service area in northern Phoenix.
City of Phoenix
North East Area Delivery Optimization
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
WaterGEMS was used to model and identify operational strategies and
hydraulic conditions as well as calculate energy costs. WaterGEMS’
WaterObjects extended software capabilities calculated operational costs and
optimized against the water-quality model for trihalomethane formation. This
unique approach, which adjusts for both trihalomethane formation and energy
management, has saved the utility about $2.6 million annually.