The City of Inkster needed to prioritize capital investments for its aging water system infrastructure. To assess that system, the City enlisted Benesch to implement a leak survey and comprehensive water services program. This included the development and implementation of an Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMR), an update to the leak detection and water audit, a GIS database for their water system, and development of a hydraulic model of the water system.
The leak survey pinpointed leaks and assessed the size and water loss attributed to the leaks that were repaired across 106 miles of water mains in the City. As part of the survey, Benesch also identified map corrections on the City’s section maps and completed weekly reports.
Through the uses of the new GIS database, a hydraulic water model was developed that established the water system geometry, thus providing the City with data needed for its capital investment prioritization.