Pressure Management in Water Distribution Networks

A Water Distribution Network (WDN) is an essential infrastructure, meant to supply indigenous, fresh water within boundaries of a city or designated area. A distribution system that supplies drinking water from the points of supply, to the points of consumption, consists of pipelines, valves, tanks, pumps etc. and supplies water to consumers, under certain hydraulic conditions that are often difficult to control mainly due to constant growth of urban population. The purpose of the WDN is to provide water to the consumers, not only of adequate quantity and optimal pressure but also of the quality in compliance with local regulations. Howeve