• Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran

    GIS-based Hydraulic Modeling of Rahimatpur Municipal Council Water Supply System

    Rahimatpur, Maharashtra, India

Project Summary


With a goal to transform Rahimatpur’s existing water distribution network to provide adequate water to the city’s rural villages 24x7 while reducing non-revenue water, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (MJP) needed a GIS-based hydraulic model with district-metered area sectorization to design the proposed water system and present it to the local Municipal Council. Given the Municipal Council’s inexperience in water management combined with three parallel workflows modeling, designing, and analyzing the water network, MJP required a collaborative, integrated approach to complete the INR 5 million project.


MJP used WaterGEMS as its GIS-based solution for mapping and water modeling. Bentley’s hydraulic modeling and simulation software simplified the proposal to the Municipal Council for the best way to supply water to the region. The interoperability of WaterGEMS with ArcGIS and AutoCAD facilitated collaboration and information mobility enabling the team to seamlessly integrate workflows and simultaneously work on the network model to successfully deliver the project.


With a collaborative approach using WaterGEMS, ArcGIS, and AutoCAD, MJP reduced design errors and overall project delivery time by avoiding duplicative work among the team. The interoperability of Bentley software enabled MJP to analyze different pumping scenarios with varying tank sizes to optimize energy consumption and reduce operating costs. Working in an accurate, common modeling environment to calibrate and analyze the water network helped provide adequate water to every household in the Rahimatpur area.


The integration of WaterGEMS, ArcGIS, and AutoCAD facilitated collaboration, information mobility, and interoperability of data among the GIS, CAD, and hydraulic model. The field staff updated the GIS model while the drafting team worked in AutoCAD to prepare a GIS-based design, which was analyzed and modeled in WaterGEMS for optimum hydraulic output. The flexible software provided a comprehensive design and modeling approach for the three workflows to seamlessly work together simultaneously.

  • MJP used WaterGEMS as its GIS-based solution to transform Rahimatpur’s existing water supply system, designing a sustainable 24x7 water supply network to provide adequate water to existing residents while reducing non-revenue water.
  • The interoperability of Bentley WaterGEMS enabled MJP to integrate with ArcGIS and AutoCAD models, enhancing collaboration and information mobility to optimize hydraulic output.
  • Working in a common modeling environment using Bentley software reduced design errors, accelerating project delivery.
  • The ability to simulate various pumping scenarios and optimize tank capacity improved energy consumption and reduced operational costs on this INR 5 million project.
  • “WaterGEMS helped us in various aspects while modeling, analyzing, and designing the water network.”

    Sunil Basugade Sectional Engineer Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran