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Wednesday, October 9 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Small-Scale Water System Demonstration: Reducing Water-system Vulnerability, Increasing Flexibility and Creating a More Unified System by collecting, understanding and assimilating data

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Centerville City’s water system will be used as an example. Physical, hydraulic and electronic models and manuals will be shown to illustrate how data-collection can be used to great advantage.
Advantages of data collection include: increased redundancy, major energy-cost savings, improved outage prevention, improved distribution efficiency, improved conservation, improved leak-detection and water-loss detection, improved consumption projections and improved water quality.
Over 20 years ago the federal government asked water operators to conduct a vulnerability assessment of their systems. As public works director for Centerville City, Randy Randall participated in this vulnerability assessment. Ever since that time, he has rigorously evaluated Centerville City’s water system to determine its strengths and weaknesses. The knowledge gained by evaluating any system’s unique strengths and weaknesses can help in determining how weaknesses can be improved. Gaining, assimilating, understanding and evaluating knowledge begins by collecting component data, statistical data (water loss, water production,etc),usage data, financial data, energy data, hydraulic data, storage data, etc.
Another water-system vulnerability assessment will soon be requested by the Federal Government, so now is a good time to begin the data-collection process.

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Randy Randall

Public Works Director, Centerville City Public Works
Randy Randall has worked for Centerville City, Utah as the Public Works Director since 1982. The culinary water system, which serves 18,000 residents, is his responsibility. He has designed many innovative cost saving technologies for Centerville City. He developed off-peak pumping... Read More →

Wednesday October 9, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm MDT