City of Bradenton Water Distribution System Model
Jones Edmunds created a steady-state hydraulic model of the City’s potable water distribution system which linked water demand billing records to nodes to develop accurate system demands. The system consists of ground storage tanks, high-service pumps, elevated storage tanks, and potable water transmission/distribution system piping. Once the model was completed, a field test collected water system data including system pressures, flows, and pump station performance to calibrate the model to +/- 4 psi. Uses for the model include sizing pipes needed for expansion, determining available fire flows to areas of the City, and performing a water quality analysis of the system.