Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Lisican showcases a handful of features to read in the April 2017 issue of Water & Wastes Digest.
Modeling network supports authority in optimizing business performance
Innovyze, a provider of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, announced that the Lehigh County Authority (LCA) in Pennsylvania has selected InfoWorks CS for managing its wastewater facilities.
Located in southeastern Pennsylvania with the city of Allentown as its county seat, Lehigh County is positioned in the corridor between Philadelphia and New York City, with quick and easy access to both major metropolitan areas. LCA provides wastewater collection service for 10 municipalities through a regional system of interceptors, as well as sewage collection and treatment services for individual communities where public wastewater systems are needed.
The software allows engineers and planners to produce fast, accurate and robust hydraulic modeling of any complex urban collection system network. Its capabilities encompass full modeling of backwater effects and reverse flow, open channels, trunk sewers, complex pipe connections and ancillary structures.
Offering fast and stable simulations, the software facilitates the swift modeling of total networks or any sub-network. Users may simulate models of up to 100,000 nodes with confidence that the results will be as accurate as those for far smaller models.
An essential tool for identifying and justifying cost-effective infrastructure improvements, the software also provides a practical method for operational control of the wastewater network. Other applications include urban flooding and pollution prediction and the modeling of water quality and sediment transport throughout the network.