Water Distribution System Modeling and Consulting Services

Project Summary:

Project Type:
Drinking Water Modeling, Planning and Preliminary Design

City of St. Cloud


St. Cloud Public Utilities retained the services of Apex Engineering Group in the fall of 2010 to assist with operations, preliminary design and future planning for their water distribution and storage facilities. GIS updates for system components such as piping, valves, hydrants, pumps, tanks and other appurtenances are transferred into the City’s model on a routine basis to keep the model current.   The Apex team provides capital improvement planning and distribution system analysis as needed using the City’s state-of-the-art model.

Project Details:

Apex has developed an in-depth understanding of St. Cloud’s water distribution system. Over the years, Apex staff has worked closely with St. Cloud personnel on numerous water modeling projects including:

  • Analysis for future development
  • Water demand and pressure zone boundary modifications
  • Water distribution and transmission main assessments
  • Preliminary design for pipe lines, pumping stations and storage facilities
  • Regionalization of St. Cloud’s water distribution system
  • Water age and water quality analysis

Planning, operation and management of the St. Cloud, MN water distribution system is a challenging job for City personnel due to the complex network of distribution system piping, pump stations, storage reservoirs and elevated tanks.  The system covers a large geographical area with multiple pressure zones and provides drinking water to residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout the City and surrounding areas.  Utilization of the St. Cloud model is a key component for managing this water system.

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