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Vitya Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
transforming 16 towns of Karnataka toward 24x7 water supply
The Karnataka Urban Water Supply & Drainage Board implemented a $60
million scheme to provide continuous, pressurized, 24x7 water supply to 16
towns in the state of Karnataka, India. Vitya consultants deployed WaterGemS
for hydraulic analysis and design of the water distribution networks and
reduced its man-hours by 18 percent and costs by 15 percent.
The major challenge was to provide accurate network designs for towns with
vastly different topographic and demographic features while working with
limited time and manpower. For example, the town of Shimoga’s distribution
network was 600 kilometers long; Kushalnagar’s rolling terrain had an 80-meter
elevation differential; and Tumkur’s demand was projected to reach 120 million
liters per day.
delhi sewerage Master plan – pilot project
New Delhi, India
Delhi has a population of more than 13. 9 million and population density ranging
from 1,300 to 70,000 people per square kilometer. Delhi Jal Board, the authority
responsible for wastewater management, initiated master planning to meet
sewerage service needs to the year 2031 when 6,692 million liters per day will
be treated. The process will ensure comprehensive and financially viable capital
and operation-and-maintenance plans are in place.
WApcoS undertook a $2.7 million pilot project to plan for improving sanitation
in a small subarea of Delhi. Tasks included developing a GIS database,
integrating the hydraulic model with the GIS, and developing a GIS-based
wastewater management information system. SewerGemS reduced the labor-intensive work by 20 percent.