Radial Water Distribution System : Advantages & Disadvantages

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In a radial water distribution system; the whole city is divided into parts and each part contains a centrally located distribution reservoir (elevated).

The distribution pipes are laid radially ending towards the periphery and are connected to the central elevated distribution reservoir.

Radial Water Distribution System



  i. Advantages of Radial Water Distribution System  

a. Easy to determine pipe size.

b. This system provides quick service.

c. Due to high discharge and minimum head loss; this system is used in high-rise buildings.

d. Few consumers are only affected during repairing and maintenance work.



  ii. Disadvantages of Radial Water Distribution System  

a. Design of this system is very complicated.

b. More length of pipe is required as the connection is more in this system.


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