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IDModeling Professional Services Prioritizes $25M in Transmission Main Improvements for Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company, CA

IDModeling Professional Services Prioritizes $25M in Transmission Main Improvements for Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company, CA

The Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company (Company) selected IDModeling, Inc. (IDM) Professional Services to evaluate transmission main capacity, develop a prioritized improvement plan, and optimize inter-zone operations between storage facilities.

The Benefits: Multi-million dollar planning and operational decisions were evaluated using the Company's updated and validated water distribution system model. Company personnel were confident in basing significant capital expense decisions on hydraulic model results. The model was also used to evaluate complex hydraulics between two sets of storage facilities within the same zone, providing more confidence to improve daily operational expenditures.

With this planning study, we were able to prioritize our short term replacement of aging pipes with coordinated transmission main improvements. IDModeling provided the Company with excellent asset management competencies to support their expertise in water distribution system modeling. The IDModeling team delivered what they promised," said Rick Dalton, Corporate Chief Engineer.

The Approach: This planning and operational study used the Company's current hydraulic model to evaluate the distribution system hydraulics. Various alternatives were investigated with the Company's engineering operations personnel. Long-term improvements were developed for the transmission system, and prioritized near-term improvements were identified based on hydraulic impact, in coordination with pipeline replacements. The Transmission Main Study allows AVRWC to address these sometimes competing needs in a coordinated and cost-effective manner.

It was a pleasure working with the Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company to support decisions that will positively impact their water quality, energy costs, and long term growth", said Paul Hauffen, Principal and Client Service Manager at IDModeling, "Thank you to the Company for their investment in such a successful project."

The Challenge: The Company needed to evaluate the need for new transmission main backbone piping to efficiently convey water across its system for future growth, while improving daily operations. Future planned growth did not have access to groundwater with acceptable water quality, requiring transmission main piping to transport water from an acceptable source of supply to the expected demand. Additionally, system pumping needed to be optimized for improved operating pressures, energy efficiency, and water circulation system-wide.

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About IDModeling, Inc.: IDModeling is a team of water industry veterans delivering solutions to empower the flow of water, information and communication for the global water industry. The Company leverages hydraulic models with asset management software to upgrade, maintain and operate infrastructure assets; reduce energy usage and water loss; and comply with environmental, health and safety regulations. IDModeling develops, sells, and operates Sedarū® (See Data Run) as the software that connects water industry professionals to anticipate water operations, understand impacts, and solve problems for energy, quality, water resource, and asset management initiatives. To learn more about IDModeling and Sedarū, please visit www.idmodeling.com, or www.idmodeling.com/sedaru.

About Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company, CA: The AVRWC is located in the 'High Desert' north of Los Angeles. The Company serves a population of more than 65,000 people within the Town of Apple Valley and San Bernardino County. AVRWC's potable water supply is from wells. Water distribution is provided through nearly 500 miles of pipelines and fourteen active pressure zones.

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The Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company (Company) selected IDModeling, Inc. (IDM) Professional Services to evaluate transmission main capacity, develop a prioritized improvement plan, and optimize inter-zone operations between storage facilities.