The Cardinia and Tarago water system supplies potable water over 96,300 hectares of pipeline to over 1 million customers across Greater Melbourne. Minimising the impact of water network shutdowns, failures and upgrades is essential to operating at peak efficiency, keeping costs down and maintaining good relations with consumers.
GHD developed a live water operations model to support Melbourne Water’s Network Operations and Strategy objectives to improve overall operational efficiency and minimise disruptions to the water network.
Using Innovyze software IWLive Pro and DemandWatch as the core live operating model tool we:
— Outlined the functional requirements for the model in consultation with stakeholders
— Developed a data review report to provide recommendations that would improve live modelling
— Developed a unique KIPs database to capture and record control data not currently available in SCADA
— Automated demand forecasts and established a SQL server database to save demand predictions
— Provided operators with training material on how to use the live model