Constantine Engineering

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Mobile Co. Water, Sewer & Fire Protection Authority Water System GIS and Hydraulic Model

Services provided to MCWSFPA included:

  • GPS field surveying
  • Document scanning
  • ESRI ArcMap GIS development
  • Distribution system modeling
  • Map book production
  • Staff training
  • Methodology reference document preparation

Civil Systems, Inc. (acquired by Constantine Engineering in 2010) surveyed above-ground water features and developed a Geographic Information System (GIS) and hydraulic model for the Mobile County (AL) Water, Sewer and Fire Protection Authority (MCWSFPA), a 13,000+ customer utility in southwestern Alabama

Constantine's staff completed the following tasks for MCWSFPA:

-GPS surveyed over 19,000 above-ground water features, including:

-6 elevated storage tanks

-14,809 water meters

-1,792 fire hydrants

-2,684 valves

-Using ESRI ArcMap, developed a GIS geodatabase from the field survey data and existing system documents (as -builts, old system maps, valve cards, etc.)

Prepared and calibrated a dynamic hydraulic model of the complete, 316-mile distribution system

-Scanned system documents (e.g, as builts) and linked to GIS features

-Published map books for field crew use.

-Trained MCWSFPA staff to use, maintain and update the GIS and modeling systems.

-Published a methodology document for MCWSFPA staff to reference when using, maintaining and updating the GIS system.

The MCWSFPA staff now uses the GIS and modeling tools to facilitate operations, management, maintenance and planning for the utility.

This project was funded in part by a USEPA STAG grant.

Mobile County Water, Sewer&
Fire Protection Authority
Mobile, AL
(251) 653-7346