Jones Edmunds was selected by Charlotte County Utilities (CCU) to update, expand, and calibrate the water distribution model. Charlotte County needed to expand its drinking water distribution service in a logical and orderly manner. To meet this objective, CCU wanted to use the updated and calibrated model to plan future improvements. The update/calibration effort improved the predictive capabilities of the model, increased confidence in the model results, and increased the model’s usefulness as a planning and design tool.
Jones Edmunds calibrated the updated water distribution system model using field data of pressures and flows in the water distribution system and developed and oversaw a field test plan that was executed by CCU staff. Field data were made available to Jones Edmunds before the model calibration, and we hydraulically analyzed and evaluated existing and future system conditions and water age. We identified existing system deficiencies and made recommendations for system improvements.