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Groundwater supply concept

February 19, 2022 No Comments

CUSTOMER

Nordwasser GmbH

CALENDAR

08/2019 – 02/2020

CONTACT

Lars Tennhardt
project Manager

CUSTOMER OBJECTIVES

  • To assess the conceptual feasibility of transferring the drinking water supply from surface water to groundwater

OUR SERVICES/PROJECT SCOPE

  • Identification of potential groundwater sources
  • Development of feasible scenarios including possible pipeline routes, waterworks, storage and pressure boosting sites
  • Conduct a cost comparison of different scenarios according to LAWA principles (Germany’s national/state working group on water)
  • Determine the evolution of production costs over a 20-year period
  • Evaluate the identified scenarios based on economic, technical and environmental criteria
  • Identify the best-fit solution & draw up a feasible implementation plan

RESULTS

  • Detailed groundwater supply concept containing the following findings and information:
    • transferring from surface to groundwater is possible
    • portrayal of the main hydrogeological, technical and economic factors to be considered with regard to implementation
    • pipeline construction is the greatest cost driver
    • recommended course of action

SPECIFICS

  • Implementation would lead to the customer having its own long-distance water supply (distance to groundwater source > 50 km)