ADEDOKUN, A.M and ADEWARA, M.B MAPPING WATER DISTRIBUTION IN FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ILARO. In: 2nd International Conference of Environmental Studies Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, 17th – 19th January 2017, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

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The location of pipe borne water lines is germain to the distribution of portable pipe borne water. This is attributable to the increasing population, the demand for portable water and the activities of the people that affects the pipe line network. This paper aim at providing and managing a sustainable water distribution system for the Federal polytechnic Ilaro. A digital map of the institution showing all spatial details within the campus was obtained from the archives of Geoinformatics department of the Institution. The map was updated with location data of wells and boreholes using handheld GPS. The attribute data about these water utilities were collected from the works department of the school and through social surveys and stored in ArcGIS database. Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM 90m resolution) data was used in Surfer 10 and ArcScene to delineate the topographic configuration of the school. A number of analysis such as Shortest Route Analysis, best location of overhead water tanks, query and location of existing deep wells and bore holes etc. was carried out to suggest suitable ways of ensuring efficient water delivery in the institution. The shortest route for the water distribution was determined using ESRI’s ArcMap Network analysis. The longitudinal profile along the shortest route was carried out using Level equipment in order to design a free-flow water system from the source. This profile was plotted with Autodesk’s AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 software. The paper proposes three favorable locations within the school for overhead tanks, two deep wells and the shortest route for the distribution of water to the overhead tanks viz: Gbokoto staff quarters, West and East Campus. It was ascertained from the outcome of the analysis that SRTM data and surface modelling software with the analytical tools of GIS are competent and effective cut edge tools for the water distribution.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Geography
Depositing User: Mr Daniel Kumoye
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2020 16:28
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 16:28

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