The closest pipe method also works synergistically with billing meter data. For each of the meters, the closest pipe is first located. Advanced search algorithms are used to aid in this process. The meter demands are then assigned to either the closest upstream or downstream nodes for each of the selected pipes.

The demands that are routed to the nearest junction may be assigned in full or may be split in a weighted fashion between the two nodes connecting the pipe. For each of the nodes, all contributing meters are summed to represent the total demand imposed on that node.

In final, InfoWater Demand Allocator also provides the flexibility to manually create and modify any of the above nodal allocation data, including meter locations, land use polygons, demand area polygons, or composite polygon boundaries. You can directly activate the layer you choose to edit/modify and use the customized editing tools available within the InfoWater Demand Allocator toolbar to make the desired changes.