Sanitary (Foul) Sewers
Wastewater systems are vital to the continued environmentally safe and sound performance and growth of communities throughout the world. Wastewater engineers promote stewardship in the operation, maintenance and management of various types of sanitary or foul water collection systems.
Why Hydraulic Modeling for Sewers?
Hydraulic models are expected to solve a number of individual concerns. However, there are high visibility project drivers that you (or your client) will expect to meet through modeling:
Growth – how does the model predict changes to flow throughout the system over time? How well can the model adapt and respond to external changes?
Optimization – how efficient are all of the mechanical parts operating in the system? How efficiently does the system perform overall?
Regulation – where [and how large] are potential overflows [and under what condition(s)]? How can the collection system support treatment plant permitting?
Maintenance – where are areas of potential odor and corrosion concerns? Can operational changes affect these areas?
XP Solutions offers a platform that provides water and sewer hydraulic modelers the necessary tools to efficiently perform all aspects of system assessment. These include some of the following features:
- Model real-life and theoretical simulations to predict the impacts of rainfall on existing sanitary sewer systems
- Offer variables for nearly any possible element in a sanitary or combined collection system
- Identify risk and magnitude of dry and wet weather sewer overflows
- Optimize capital spending to eliminate combined and sanitary sewer overflows
- Analyze performance and benefits of system controls
- Allow you to compare scenarios for growth and planning
City of Portland, BES, uses xpswmm to easily see how changes in the collection system will affect its performance by using the many options for reports, graphic themes, and hydraulic profiles available. We use xpswmm in all different scales, from planning to design to construction, to help our engineers build the most effective solutions for the public, especially in a time of aging infrastructure and quickly changing environmental policy.
- Arnel M Mandilag, P.E., Civil Engineer, City of Portland