La Houille Blanche
Number 1, Février 1999
|Page(s)||82 - 87|
|Published online||01 August 2009|
Réseaux d'eau potable : coûts actualisés. Application à l'A.E.P. Buenos Aires
Drinking water system cost Discounting. The example of Buenos Aires Drinking Water Supply
Aguas Argentinas, Lyonnaise des Eaux
2 Safege Argentine, Safege-Montgomery Watson
3 BRL Ingénierie
It takes pumping stations, supply and distribution mains and regulation facilities to deliver drinking water from the treatment plant to the consumer. Often, the dimensions of these water works are defined by non-specified rules related to velocity or pressure in the pipes. This type of rule con considerably raise the cost of DWS projects.
Current value conversion and optimization studies on the large conveyance lines in the Buenos Aires Drinking Water Supply System show that it is possible to make savings on investments and on energy. They also show that further technical improvement can increase the reliability of the conveyance facilities.
© Société Hydrotechnique de France, 1999
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