CASAN | Videira, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Diagnosis and Improvement of Videira’s Water Supply System
The city of Videira, Brazil, which has a population of 53,000 inhabitants, is supplied by water diverted at Rio do Peixe and treated at a
conventional water treatment plant. Due to the topography of the municipality, which has altitudes ranging from 400 meters to 1,600
meters, the water distribution system was fitted with 25 boosters spread over 22 supply sectors. The objective of this BRL 4 million project
was to increase the daily volume of water to the city by 30 percent.
Using WaterCAD, CASAN identified the best allocation of resources for operational improvements and determined how to make the system
more efficient by reducing power consumption and increasing the availability and quality of treated water to the residents. Previously,
41. 7 percent of the water did not reach the consumer. After carrying out simulations on SewerGEMS and making improvements, the ratio
dropped to 0.75 percent.
CAB Cuiabá | Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Improvement of Pedra 90 Region Water Supply System
The Pedra 90 neighborhood in Cuiabá, Brazil, lies within one of the water sectors supplied by the Tijucal water treatment plant. The region
is part of the sector that serves 7,652 residential connections. The goals of this BRL 1.4 million project were to improve the water supply
system in terms of availability and pressure, search for leaks, and standardize connections to eliminate illegal connections and water fraud.
CAB Cuiabá modeled the water distribution system using WaterGEMS, which helped reduce the overall operational costs of the project as
leakages and fraud connections were identified. CAB Cuiabá reduced energy consumption through an average reduction in energy bills of
26. 54 percent. Some months experienced reductions up to 51. 68 percent. Before this project, the region had 6,472 connections. Now it has
7,500, all of them standardized.
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