Maintaining Pressure at Peak Demand

The City of Billings had problems with a pressure zone near Skyview High School. This zone was experiencing extreme demand fluctuations pushing the existing closed-loop Fox Pump Station beyond its capacity limits. The station also had no storage and was unable to meet peak-hour demands.

Additionally, the smallest pump’s impeller was deteriorating more quickly than expected due to cavitation.

The city needed to solve the pressure fluctuation issue and implement a system to maintain adequate pressure during peak demands. They hired Morrison-Maierle to study, model, and evaluate this pumping capacity issue.