An east-coast drinking water utility designed and evaluated options for a new storage tank

An east-coast drinking water utility used TDG to evaluate options to install a new storage in their network, and identify the optimal location for the tank and booster system based on pressure and emergency storage requirements.


An east-coast drinking water utility wants to install a new storage tank in a relatively flat area of their network. They want to evaluate multiple solutions around tank size, type and number of tanks.


Capital planner

Project engineer

Hydraulic modeler


Designing a new tank or tanks that would meet storage and pressure requirements in the network.

The goal of the tank site is to provide some emergency storage and regulate pressures, all while preventing excessive volumes to maintain water quality.

Optioneering: tall tank vs. ground storage tank with a booster station

Evaluate storage options at locations throughout the distribution system.

Considering balancing appropriate emergency storage volumes versus water age to control water quality.


Run designs with different inputs to control storage volumes and view resulting retention times.

Run a design for a location and view the resulting possible tank and booster design based on pressure requirements for the network and elevation.

Evaluating different options to refine the design and optionally evaluating locations using the same approach.

Results / Key Benefits

Reduced time to run planning scenarios.

Being able to evaluate multiple locations, to see if it fits and select the optimal solution.

If the pressure ranges were to result in a tank that is too tall from a maintenance standpoint based on engineering best practices, TDG would then provide you with a more manageable ground storage tank and automatically design a booster station to maintain the pressures you desire in the network.

Help make an effective decision about how to structure the site

Improving efficiency: If a booster station wasn’t desired at the site and TDG recommends one, you can evaluate other alternatives including other locations.


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