Wastewater Master Plan - Richmond

Wastewater Master Plan - Richmond

Location: Richmond, Mo.

Client: City of Richmond, Mo.

Burns & McDonnell performed a wastewater master plan for the City of Richmond, Mo. Because of the age of the wastewater utility, little information was readily usable for the planning effort. Burns & McDonnell used this opportunity to establish a data management model to support the project activities and provide the client with facility data for ongoing management efforts.

The data model provided a tool for storage and use of all project data for both the existing condition and future condition modeling efforts. The data model took form as a geodatabase in Microsoft Access. A field inventory of the manholes was performed using global positioning satellites (GPS), Total Station and pen-based computers to initially populate the geodatabase. Data conversion of hard-copy design drawings supplemented the inventory data and was used to build the zoning and land use information. Existing data was incorporated from MSDIS for streets and topography. Address matching or geocoding was performed to accurately place wastewater dischargers by their address, to determine existing condition flows. ArcGIS was joined with the data model to provide a highly effective link with the engineering model. The data model also allowed for efficient development of future interceptors and flows by utilizing land use information and topographical data. All this information was combined into a format that fed into the engineering model HydroWorks to determine system capacity.

Data management for the project resulted in a more efficient and accurate analysis by producing a more precise model existing conditions and a more realistic future conditions model. The data conservation embodied in this project approach also generated the data source that Richmond needed to manage its wastewater utility into the future.

  • Database management
  • Data conversion and development
  • Modeling support
  • Inventory