KSA Engineers, Inc. was retained by the City of Groesbeck to assist in developing a water distribution system model. For this project, our engineers were also tasked with 1) developing a water system map & computer model of existing system; 2) evaluating capacity of existing system; 3) projecting growth patterns; 4) anticipating future system capacity; 5) outlining a plan of improvements; and 6) identifying possible funding sources for upgrades and future expansions. The existing utility map (circa 1992) was also updated.
Water Distribution Model and Study
- Evaluated Existing System
- Constructed a System Map
- Determined Capacities of Plants
- Modeled Existing Distribution System
- Evaluated Needs from Anticipated Future Growth
- Projected System Growth
- Modeled Future System
- Recommended Program of Improvements
- Recommended Program/Phasing
- Estimated Costs
Meter Replacement Study
- Evaluated current and proposed state and federal regulations that may impact the proposed improvements.
- Based upon a statistical representative sample of 2” and smaller meters and for all 3” and larger meters, conducted a survey of the meters on site to determine manufacturer, model, age, serial number, meter box type and prepare a drawing of how the existing meter is installed.
- For 2” and smaller meters that are less than three years old, obtained available data from the City to determine as much information as available to existing meters.
- Met with City and determined current problems with current billing software and procedures and determined overall goals of meter replacement program.
- Identified and evaluated utility billing software as may be required in conjunction with automatic meter reading systems.
- Identified and evaluated automated meter reading technologies, equipment, and software for cost compatibility, flexibility, reliability, and durability.
- Developed in conjunction with the City an installation plan to facilitate the orderly, prompt installation of the meters with automatic readers.