Criteria for Optimized Distribution Systems

WaterRF #4109

The main objective of this project was to develop a continuous improvement program based on optimization principals for water distribution systems. The project developed a self-assessment approach that defines critical components of optimized distribution systems and defines metrics to measure the degree of optimization. Approximately 50 utilities participated in the project to help identify and beta-test optimization metrics. The self-assessment program was built using Partnership for Safe Water principals and will be implemented nation-wide by the Partnership for Safe Water.