California’s Yorba Linda Water District Selects SCADAWatch Software

July 18, 2016
Innovyze software will calibrate, maintain district’s water distribution network model

Innovyze announced that Yorba Linda Water District (YLWD) in California has chosen SCADAWatch software to calibrate and maintain its water distribution network model with up-to-date SCADA data. The software helps the district leverage its current investment in ArcGIS technology from Esri (of Redlands, Calif.) and Innovyze InfoWater for effective operational and capital improvement decision-making.

YLWD is an independent special district that provides water and sewer services to most of the city of Yorba Linda and to portions of te cities of Placentia, Anaheim, Brea and unincorporated Orange County. Its service area is bounded by the service areas of the Golden State Water Co., the City of Anaheim Water Department and the City of Brea Water Department. The district’s water supply is a blend of groundwater from its own wells and water imported from Northern California and the Colorado River by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). YLWD was recognized last year as a “District of Distinction” by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF). This recognition is among California’s most prestigious government honors, awarded to districts that display achievements in the areas of governance, transparency, finances and board conduct.

“SCADAWatch equips us with real-time operational data that helps us maintain highly calibrated hydraulic and water quality models, driving more confident decisions for optimal performance of our water distribution system,” said Anthony Manzano, P.E., senior project manager for the district. “Models calibrated with real-time data will give us access to the critical information we need to successfully manage and operate our water system and meet the demands of our customers.”

SCADAWatch equips utilities with the first scalable framework for proactively viewing, sharing and analyzing water operational information, including non-revenue water, key performance indicator (KPI) measures, and hydraulic and water quality data in motion on a real-time business dashboard. It automatically generates comprehensive, high fidelity performance reports to help utilities develop the optimal course of action based on specific performance objectives. Overall performance of all critical assets can be displayed in real time and on a periodic basis (i.e. hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or year-to-year overview).

SCADAWatch also enables water utilities to calibrate their water distribution network models with pinpoint precision. It provides the necessary data to generate accurate diurnal curves and pump curves as well as to update all network model boundary conditions (e.g., status and settings of pumps and valves, initial water levels in tanks, etc.). Armed with such critical real-time modeling capabilities, water utilities can:

  • Quickly and reliably assess system integrity;
  • Understand the impact of any action; 
  • Gain insight and drive operational improvements; 
  • Respond quickly to upsets, failures and other non-routine situations; and
  • Drive water quality and water quantity preservation for sustainable water supply planning.

“Yorba Linda Water District is well known for its innovative water modeling and unwavering commitment to providing first-class customer service and water use efficiency,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, president, chief operating officer and chief innovation officer of Innovyze. “We’re delighted to play a part in the success of these vital efforts by helping the district meet its corporate and strategic goals, and achieve world-class performance at breakthrough savings.”

Source: Innovyze

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