2019 - Pre-Seminar Workshop #6 - The Last Mile of Regionalization: Exploring the Potential of Small Diameter, Low Pressure Distribution Systems


0.3 CEUs


Traditionally regionalization involves large diameter transmission lines connecting municipalities to a central treatment plant. While effective for servicing municipalities, especially when supported by low interest loans and grants, municipal style distribution systems are not economically feasible for lower density rural areas.
The small diameter, low pressure (aka “trickle fill”) model has emerged as an alternative for small rural water systems in Alberta in the last decade. Despite over 20% of rural municipalities installing some form of small diameter, low pressure system, the operational considerations and economic feasibility of this emerging solution are not well known.
This workshop aims to provide an overview of the small diameter, low pressure system options and explore the potential as well as shortfalls.

Aaron Janzen, DWOS, Alberta Environment and Parks
Samantha Irwin, University of Calgary Grad Student and Researcher
Colin McNab, MPE Engineering Ltd.

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