Balancing Flows for Optimal Performance


Columbus, Ohio

Project Scope

Real Time Monitoring

Real Time Analysis

Real Time Control Optimization

The City of Columbus wanted to fully utilize capacity at both its major treatment plants while minimizing overflows. EmNet created a Real Time Decision Support System using predictive algorithms to accurately balance flows between the two plants. The result will be full plant utilization with minimal overflow. EmNet is now working with the city’s team to dynamically optimize all major flows throughout the system.

Real Time Decision Support balances travel times with plant capacities to achieve full plant utilization while minimizing overflows


  • Reduce overflows

  • Fully utilize plant capacity

  • Save money

The Power of Emnet

Next Steps

  • Modeling dynamic optimization of the entire 2020 collection system

  • Looking for 25% overflow reduction

  • Maximizing energy savings and water quality improvements