Water system design
If you are planning a larger water supply project, such as a village, Glockemann has partnered with a specialized water supply Engineering Consultant who offers comprehensive and detailed design solutions for the whole water supply system. This is often necessary and integral to a successful water supply project.
A step by step guide to the design and documentation process is:
- Establishing the appropriate design standards relevant to the project.
- Calculation of water demand based on design population and design demand.
- GPS Coordinates and accurate elevation of the water source.
- Estimated stream flow at water source (L/s).
- Sampling and testing of the water source to determine if water treatment is required.
- Calculation of water storage and water treatment requirements.
- GPS coordinates and accurate elevations of water storage tanks.
- An accurate GPS track between the water source and the water storage tanks to determine high and low points, and distance between source and tanks.
- Determining the type and number of water supply points (taps, house connections, irrigation points etc).
- GPS coordinates and accurate elevations of water supply points – i.e. taps etc.
- An accurate GPS track between the water storage tanks and the water supply points to determine high and low points, and distance between tanks and the water supply points.
- Design of the whole water supply system including number of pumps, bore of pumps, class and size of water mains, storage tanks, water treatment, class and size of delivery pipes, taps, etc.
- Document the whole water supply system. Typically, ten A3 drawings are needed to properly document a village or rural water supply system.
- Prepare a Materials list or Bill of Quantities (including size and type of pipes, fittings, air valves, scour valves, non-return valves, ball valves, pressure reducing valves, water storage tanks, water quality infrastructure, taps, etc.).