Fresh water is a renewable resource, yet the world’s supply of groundwater is steadily decreasing, most prominently in India and Asia.
The Government of Maharashtra has funded municipal councils in the state to increase serviceability and availability of water supply
systems. These projects in Georai, Igatpuri, Jawhar, and Kurundwad, India, included consumer surveys, water audits, energy audits,
flow meter installation, GIS development and mapping, and hydraulic modeling.
For these projects, ranging in cost from INR 900,000 to 30 million, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran worked with the municipal councils
to implement accountability mechanisms for water theft and leakages, and to promote equitable distribution of water to all residents.
Using WaterGEMS and its Darwin Designer module, the team prepared the water pipe network model from GIS files and performed
The challenge of designing this water supply network in Udaipura, India, was that the pipe lines needed to be installed on existing roads
without an adverse effect on current traffic conditions or additional land acquisition by the government. The INR 1.54 billion project included
an intake well, raw water rising main, water treatment plant, clear water pump house, clear water conveying main, 41 elevated service
reservoirs, and respective distribution networks.
L&T Construction’s use of WaterGEMS on this project, which will benefit about 160,000 residents by 2035, significantly reduced the
time required to model the 41 hydraulic clusters and more than 5,000 pipes. This modeling phase took only two months compared to the
12 months or more it would have taken using traditional methods. The time reduction of 80 percent was attributed to the user-friendly
interface and interoperability with other data formats.
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