Water, Sanitary Sewer, and Wastewater Master Planning
Using models as tools to help develop a water/sewer/storm master plan has become a well-established practice. Decisions with a big financial impact are often being made on the basis of model predictions. GeoAdvice will work with you to build/load/calibrate/analyze your model so that you can have well-founded confidence in your model and know your implemented schemes will achieve the required performance.
Why prepare a water master plan?
GeoAdvice can assist you with the various tasks of building a successful water, sanitary sewer, and wastewater master plan:
- Model development
- Field test and model calibration
- Population and growth projections
- Model requirements
- Existing system facilities
- Water quality and treatment
- Evaluate existing water quality
- Evaluate existing system
- Evaluate future system requirements
- Perform model simulation
- Perform supply/storage analysis
- Identify system deficiencies
- Identify system improvements
- Evaluate alternative system improvements
- Prepare $ estimates for system improvements
- Capital improvement planning
Overview of master planning projects
Project Name: Brechin Sanitary Sewer Catchment Master Plan
Client Name: City of Nanaimo, BC
- Characterize and calibrate existing sanitary loading;
- Quantify future sanitary loading;
- Establish existing system condition grades for existing Brechin and remaining citywide sanitary sewer collection system;
- Update the hydraulic model using InfoSewer with steady state; and
- Analyze the system under different scenarios (year 2021, 2026, 2046, 2076).
Project Name: Sanitary Sewer Master Plan
Client Name: District of Oak Bay, BC
- Develop and calibrate a comprehensive districtwide sanitary sewer model that is capable of replicating the unique operation of the District’s system.
- Develop a sanitary sewer master plan that identifies both capacity and condition deficiencies throughout the system, develops prioritized system improvement recommendations to meet future servicing needs, devises an I&I reduction strategy to supplement the District’s ongoing I&I efforts, and plans for improved flow monitoring throughout the District.
- Updated the existing sanitary sewer system model;
- Calibrated the model using field data;
- Developed future scenarios;
- Performed system capacity analysis for existing and future scenarios; and
- Recommended upgrades with cost analyses.
Project Name: Water Distribution System Master Plan
Client Name: The University of British Columbia (UBC), BC
- Deliver a comprehensive master plan tailored to meet the University’s unique needs and the development of an up-to-date, reliable, accurate, and user-friendly hydraulic model of the UBC water distribution system; and
- Calibrate and analyze UBC’s water distribution network model to identify any existing and potential deficiencies.
- Based on the results of the model calibration, the model was used to analyze the hydraulic capacity of UBC’s water distribution system and to recommend improvements necessary to service the projected 2030 growth scenario.