Approximately 94,500 people in 74 villages near the Indian city of Dhar lack consistent, clean water, and that affected population is expected to grow to 167,000 by 2035. ATLC Infraconsultants was tasked with providing the area with sustainable drinking water but had to overcome challenges presented by uneven, hilly terrain. To optimize the system, they wanted to undertake a full topological survey of the area and confirm the availability of water to all residents, but previous software could not combine views of the topography and potential route alignment.
After looking for an alternative, they discovered that OpenFlows WaterGEMS and STAAD could provide the combined view of the topography and the water system design. Visualization and analysis helped them to determine how to change some pumping networks into gravity networks, saving ongoing operations and maintenance costs. Not only did they optimize the design to provide consistent, clean service, but they delivered the project 25 days ahead of schedule.