MWH Soft released InfoWater UDF, a solution for unidirectional flushing of drinking water distribution systems. InfoWater UDF delivers helps in managing the systematic flushing of water distribution systems to remove stagnant water along with mineral and sediment deposits that accumulate over time – restoring hydraulic capacity and improving water quality.
The hydraulic carrying capacity of pipes deteriorates with age, proportionate to the corrosive nature of the water and surrounding soils. Precipitation, microbiological activity and corrosion may all form deposits on the pipe walls. These accumulations increase hydraulic roughness and reduce the cross-sectional area and hydraulic carrying capacity of the mains. A loss in carrying capacity can lead to low pressures and the inability to deliver fire flows, especially during high demand periods. Slow-moving water can also result in a loss of chlorine residuals at stagnant spots, creating a public health risk. Problems associated with water quality degradation are particularly acute in dead-end lines and low-demand portions of water distribution systems.