Tuesday 1:30 PM
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Room: Ruby

Challenges and Lessons Learned From Establishing a New High Pressure Zone Within an Existing Water System

Pressure is a basic criterion defining adequate service for water system customers. However, as systems grow, development often expands to areas where maintaining acceptable pressure becomes difficult because of either distance from supply or topography. As the City of Rockford grew and the water system expanded away from the Rock River, customers at higher elevations began to complain of low service pressures. As part of Rockford's $75 Million Water System Improvement Project, the City decided to address this problem by creating two new pressure zones within its system. This plan posed several challenges, including imbalances between supply and demand, water quality concerns, and new infrastructure needs. This presentation will discuss the challenges and lessons learned from the early stages of planning through the implementation of the City's new East High Pressure Zone.

Moderator:  Remi Aruna


Paul MoyanoMWH Americas, Inc.

Paul Moyano is a Lead Engineer and Project Manager at MWH.  He has sixteen years of experience with water, wastewater, and stormwater system engineering meeting the needs of clients both domestically and internationally.  He has served as project manager, lead engineer, and engineer for a variety of projects.  Work has included investigative studies, master planning, capital improvement plan development, permitting, costing, new system and rehabilitation design, specification preparation, construction inspection, and resident engineering.  His water system experience includes source identification, raw water collection and conveyance, treatment processes, storage, and distribution planning, analysis, and design.  Wastewater and stormwater experience has involved collection/transmission systems and pumping stations.  Planning responsibilities have included the development, calibration, and implementation of computer models on various platforms for water distribution system hydraulic analysis, demand analysis, improvement and replacement planning, operation optimization, and wastewater/stormwater collection and transmission system analysis.