Florida City Selects Smart Water Network Modeling Technology

Oct. 29, 2014
InfoWater will support geospatial water infrastructure management for the city known as the Butterfly Capital of the World

Innovyze announced that the city of Coconut Creek, Fla., 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 address critical planning, design and operational issues with maximum effectiveness; optimize asset management and capital improvement programs; and improve customer service.

The city of Coconut Creek purchases water in bulk at wholesale prices from Broward County and subsequently sells the water to its 55,000 residents at a lower cost than they would pay if the services were purchased directly from the county. In addition, the city invests in constructing, maintaining and rehabilitating its infrastructure to ensure that all water services are delivered in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner.

“InfoWater software is a vital component of our drinking water system master planning program,” said Dennis Westrick, utility engineer for Coconut Creek. “Its rich functionality, comprehensive modeling and simulation capabilities and seamless ArcGIS integration will help us manage our network asset data and collaborate more effectively, evaluate multiple scenarios, and make informed decisions on how to best improve our overall water system efficiency and performance.”

Built atop ArcGIS, InfoWater integrates predictive analytics, systems dynamics and optimization functionality directly within the ArcGIS setting. From fire flow and water quality simulations, valve criticality and energy cost analysis to pressure zone management and advanced Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm optimization, the InfoWater product suite comes equipped with everything water utility owner-operators need to 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 operations and security); InfoWater UDF (unidirectional flushing); CapPlan (risk-based capital planning); InfoMaster and InfoMaster Mobile (asset integrity management and condition assessment); InfoWater MSX (multi-species, temperature, and particle transport/deposition 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); DemandWatch (water demand forecasting); DemandAnalyst (real-time water demand and diurnal pattern estimations); and SCADAWatch (real-time business intelligence and network performance monitoring).

Source: Innovyze

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