This paper presents a real time water supply system hydraulic and quality modeling framework that is applied in a case study. The simulated quality parameters include age, traced water source, temperature, pH, hardness and free chlorine. A full-scale and well-calibrated hydraulic model of the whole water supply system is built using an extended version of EPANET, allowing storing and restoring the state of plug flow in links. Once an hour, the simulator is updated with the previous hour's hydraulic and quality state from the utility's supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system and a simulation is performed. The results are stored both in GeoJSON format for geographic information systems (GIS) and in a relational database for later use. Some results are presented to the general public in a geographically aggregated form over a web user interface and as open data using Representational State Transfer (REST) web service interface.
- Quality modelling
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