“The opportunity for the use of this approach for other water utilities throughout the world to optimise the interconnection of new water sources into existing water supply networks is enormous.”
Optimatics' software uses the EPANET computational engine during the optimization process to model water distribution systems.
EPANET is a water distribution system modeling tool developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as public domain software. EPANET is capable of performing extended-period simulation of both hydraulic and water quality behavior within pipe networks. Pipe networks can consist of pipes, nodes, pumps, storage tanks, reservoirs and a range of different types of valves.
EPANET is free to use and distribute. Download EPANET 2: