Water System Model Update
I was the project engineer on the Baseline team that developed and ran a WaterCAD model for the entire district distribution system. The system operated by the District consists of 2 treatment facilities, 7 potable storage tanks, 7 booster stations, 19 pressure reducing valves, and over 50 miles of distribution pipe with over 800 feet of elevation change. Diurnal demands and extended period simulations were used to assess the model dynamics. Average-day, max-day, peak hour, and average-day plus fire flow scenarios were also considered in troubleshooting areas that did not meet the model constraints.
Simulation results were used to improve operational set points and recommend transmission improvements. The scope also included design of an updated system map utilizing GIS data from the district to improve the project’s visualization.