Sep 17, 2015

North Carolina City Selects Smart Water Network Modeling Technology

The software was deployed to improve capital and business planning

Innovyze InfoWater Henderson North Carolina

Innovyze announced that the city of Henderson, N.C., has chosen the company’s InfoWater to support its enterprise-wide geospatial water distribution network modeling and management needs. The purchase will enable the city to effectively address critical planning, design, maintenance and operational issues and optimize its capital improvement program in support of its strategic plan.

Located 40 minutes north of the capital of Raleigh near the Virginia border and Kerr Lake, Henderson maintains some 200 miles of water line that supplies water service and fire protection to nearly 10,000 customers. The city has a freshwater storage capacity of 1.5 million gal stored in elevated tanks.

“InfoWater is a critical component of our water utility strategic plan,” said Clark Thomas, director of engineering for the city of Henderson Public Services Department. “The software’s comprehensive network modeling and management capabilities and seamless integration with our GIS platform will help us maximize our water system efficiency, resiliency and performance and ensure continued best service to our customers.”

InfoWater’s network modeling technology addresses every facet of utility infrastructure management and protection, delivering a high rate of return. Built atop ArcGIS, InfoWater seamlessly integrates predictive analytics, systems dynamics and optimization functionality directly within the powerful ArcGIS setting. From fire flow and dynamic water quality simulations, valve criticality and energy cost analysis to pressure zone management and advanced Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm optimization, the suite comes equipped with everything water utility owner-operators need to best plan, design, operate, secure and sustain their distribution systems.

The software also serves as a base platform for advanced smart network modeling, operation, capital planning and asset management extensions. Among these critical applications are IWLive (real-time modeling); InfoWater UDF (unidirectional flushing); CapPlan (risk-based capital planning); InfoMaster and InfoMaster Mobile (asset integrity management and condition assessment); InfoWater MSX (multi-species modeling); InfoWater BTX (event/particle backtracking); InfoSurge (surge/transient analysis); Sustainability (carbon footprint calculation); BalanceNet (real-time energy management and operations optimization); PressureWatch (real-time network hydraulic integrity monitoring); QualWatch (real-time network water quality integrity monitoring); SCADAWatch (real-time business intelligence and performance monitoring); DemandWatch (water demand forecasting); and DemandAnalyst (real-time water demand and diurnal pattern estimations).