The City of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is responsible for the distribution of water to over 137,000 customers within the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. The distribution system is divided into 7 areas, with over 441 kms of watermains consisting of ductile iron, PVC and CPP pipes with the oldest pipes dating back to the late 1800’s. Continue reading “City of Waterloo: Leak Detection Project”
Centre Wellington is a partner with the City of Guelph and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in a Showcasing Water Innovation project to optimize water distribution system operation. One of the goals of the project is to reduce overall energy consumption through “smart” pumping of the treated water based on system demand as determined by pressure measurements in the distribution system. Continue reading “Centre Wellington Showcasing Water Innovation (SWI) Program”
The initial Hydrant Pressure Transmitter was installed in the Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Distribution System.
During the project the transmitter was moved to a new location in the vicinity of a commercial greenhouse as a part of a study trying to evaluate the impact of adding new commercial greenhouse units. During the study period, each day between 12:00 and 13:30 hours, a significant pressure drop at the monitoring site was noted. See the “before” trend. An investigation of the existing greenhouse water consumption practice was completed. The owner noted that water was typically only drawn between the hours of 09:00 and 16:00. Continue reading “Chatham-Kent PUC Hydrant Data Rod Case History”