The challenges of reservoir design
There are multiple factors, requirements and constraints that need to be considered when designing current and future water storage volume. Reservoir design needs to balance supply, demand and hydraulics as well as the need to ensure there is no detriment to the quality of the water being stored. There is a need for a standard approach to service reservoir design that encompasses all the various facets of demand, hydraulics, resilience, water quality, maintenance and regulation.
A standard methodology designed by industry specialists will assist companies in the decision-making process for designing potable water storage assets that ensures all drivers are considered and assessed. This design methodology provides the justification required to investment managers, regulators and for decisions made in the initial design process. It also allows a direct comparison of designs and associated costs for each asset.