Utilizing Smart Water Networks to Manage Pressure and Flow to Reduce Water Loss and Extend Useful Life of Pipes

This research project will utilize smart water network solutions to help water utilities better manage pressures and flows in their water distribution networks to extend the life of the piping network and reduce water loss. The research team will develop at least four case studies from utilities using smart water network technologies. The final project deliverable will be a guidance manual of best practices for implementing smart water network technology and systems to address the stated challenges. The guidance manual will include best practices and a stepwise approach to planning, design, technical specification and selection, commissioning, O&M, and provide budget planning level costs.