Water Engineering

Water, Sewer and Stormwater Monitoring

Water, Sewer & Stormwater Monitoring

Water, sewerage and stormwater monitoring plays a crucial role in supporting the calibration of hydraulic models by providing real-world data to validate and refine the model predictions.
By leveraging monitoring data it is possible to calibrate hydraulic models more effectively and improve model accuracy in order to make informed decisions for optimising the design, operation, and management of the network.

Here are some of the services DWS can provide:

Flow Measurement: Install flow meters at key points in the water supply and sewerage systems to measure flow rates accurately. Flow meters can be installed in pipes, channels, or manholes to capture flow data at different locations and times. Continuous flow monitoring provides valuable data on variations in flow rates due to changes in demand, weather conditions, or system operation.
Pressure Monitoring: Deploy pressure sensors or gauges at strategic locations in the water distribution and sewerage systems to measure pressure variations over time. Pressure monitoring helps assess system performance, identify areas of low or high pressure, and detect potential leaks, blockages, or hydraulic anomalies. Pressure data can be used to calibrate pump curves, valve settings, and pipe roughness coefficients in hydraulic models.
Level Monitoring: Install level sensors or gauges in reservoirs, tanks, and manholes to monitor water levels and storage capacities in the water supply and sewerage systems. Level monitoring helps track changes in water storage, assess system capacity, and detect overflows or underflows. Level data can be used to calibrate storage volumes, hydraulic gradients, and hydraulic grade lines in hydraulic models.
Rainfall Measurement: Establish rainfall gauges or weather stations in the project area to monitor rainfall intensity, duration, and spatial distribution. Rainfall data are critical for assessing stormwater runoff, infiltration rates, and drainage patterns in the sewerage and stormwater systems. Rainfall data can be used to calibrate rainfall-runoff models, hydrologic parameters, and stormwater design criteria in hydraulic models.
Data Logging and Telemetry: Implement data logging and telemetry systems to collect, store, and transmit real-time monitoring data from sensors and meters to a central database or monitoring platform. Data logging allows for continuous monitoring of water and sewerage system performance and facilitates the integration of monitoring data with hydraulic modelling software for calibration and analysis.

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