Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
We evaluated the impact to pressures and flows within the study area, along with the reduced storage capacity of the entire distribution system. Evaluation of pressures and flows was accomplished by using EPANET 2 hydraulic water modeling software in conjunction with conducting hydrant flow tests.
Oak Park Water Tank Decommissioning
Environmental Design Group was commissioned by the City of Cuyahoga Falls to identify the impact of permanently removing the Oak Park Tank from the low-pressure zone of the City of Cuyahoga Falls water distribution system (study area).
The City of Cuyahoga Falls water distribution system provides service to 49,500 people and has an average daily flow requirement of 5.3 million gallons per day (MGD). The amount of available storage within the entire system is 9.55 million gallons (MG), or 1.8 times the average daily flow. The distribution system is partitioned off, by way of closed valves, into two high-pressure zones and one low-pressure zone. Pressure within the low-pressure zone is supplied by the West Portage Trail Standpipe and the Oak Park Elevated Tank. Water for the low-pressure zone is supplied by the Water Treatment Plant and Ross Park Underground Tank.