Every five years the city examines the miles of water mains, hydrants and connections that bring clean, safe drinking water to customers every day. This study allowed the city to set priorities for maintaining and improving this distribution system to minimize any interruption in service.
City staff worked with a team from CDM Michigan Inc. to improve the distribution system computer model with field tests provided for the Master Plan. Based on this testing and modeling, the team recommended improvements to the distribution system. The project ultimately developed a list of capital projects that are needed to sustain the system now and in the future.
Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) system data was used to improve the model accuracy. Detailed water use patterns were developed using these AMR data. This approach helped make the computer model and ultimately the Master Plan more specific and responsive to the demands for water across all residents and businesses in the city.
To learn more about the Master Plan, please follow the links below:
If you would like more information on this project, please contact Molly Robinson, Water Treatment Plant Manager, at (734) 794-6426 ext 43958 or Jennifer Lawson, Water Quality Manager, at (734) 794-6430 ext 43735.
Updated February 18, 2011
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