Improving the water supply network for the City of Szeged

A flexible system in planning and reconstructing a sustainable water network

The city of Szeged, located in the south-east of Hungary, has around 160,000 inhabitants and spreads over 280 km². The city has a densely populated downtown surrounded by newer neighbourhoods. Apart from the obvious disparity in how the buildings look from the outside, the difference of the main city zones also lies in the age and material of the pipes within its water network. A large network of older pipes are in dire need of replacement to avoid leakage problems. We were tasked with designing a network reconstruction plan to help Szeged Water Utility improve its water supply system within the city.