B&N developed the original hydraulic models for the entire water distribution and wastewater collection system in the growing city of Kyle, Texas. The project goals included modeling existing system conditions and projecting future system needs based on anticipated development over the next 20 years. After a period of rapid growth, B&N updated the hydraulic models with current data and used multipliers of demands to model multiple scenarios based on potential continued growth.
B&N collected field and engineering data to develop the original and updated hydraulic models of both the water and wastewater systems. Both projects also included performing engineering analysis; developing alternatives and recommendations for system operation and improvements; presentation of a model interface for City staff to use in order to confidently respond to questions from the land development community; and providing a tool to help prioritize line replacements and develop Capital Improvement Plans for 5-, 10-, 15-, and 20-year periods.
Completed in 2016 and 2019, additional key elements of the projects included:
- Performance of a water and wastewater system inventory and existing record drawing review
- Field data collection of GPS coordinates of existing infrastructure and GIS mapping for both systems
- Remote telemetered/web-based flow and rainfall monitoring to collect dry and wet weather data
- Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) analysis and sub-basin prioritization by I/I contribution
- Water system testing and demand analysis
- Pump and lift station evaluation and testing
- Wastewater collection system smoke testing and GPS of identified defects
- Performance of model building, calibration and analysis
- Development of population and flow projections for new development
- Determining system capacity needs, both current and future
- Modeling software training for city staff