With the expansion of their water system and signs of continued growth and redevelopment, a complete water distribution model was needed for the City of Forest Lake. A full calibration and analysis of the system would allow for better decision-making on future improvements.
The water distribution model was designed by Bolton & Menk using AutoCAD and GIS mapping of the water system, including calibration and analysis of the system. A detailed report and recommendations were provided for future trunk watermains, storage, and supply, and acknowledged problem areas within the system. The modeling was a great tool that now allows the city to determine how to best solve issues and prioritize future plans.