Henderson, NC Selects Innovyze Advanced Geospatial Smart Water Network Modeling Technology
Broomfield, Colo., Sept. 15, 2015 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart water infrastructure, today announced that the City of Henderson, North Carolina, has chosen the company’s industry-leading and award-winning 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, maintenance and operational issues with maximum effectiveness 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 fresh water storage capacity of 1,500,000 gallons, 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.”
Unlike competing products, InfoWater’s innovative network modeling technology addresses every facet of utility infrastructure management and protection — delivering the highest rate of return in the industry. Built atop ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA), InfoWater seamlessly integrates sophisticated 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); andDemandAnalyst (real-time water demand and diurnal pattern estimations).
“Progressive utilities all over the world continue to recognize the benefits of Innovyze advanced geospatial smart water network modeling technology,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “The remarkable success of InfoWater is due to its combination of powerful advantages: proven capabilities, a rich features set, state-of-the-art optimization, seamless GIS data exchange capabilities, a short learning curve and an unparalleled track record of successful implementation. All these factors set it apart from the competition by enabling users to complete better projects faster than ever before, with a whole new level of interactivity. This gives them an unbeatable competitive advantage and helps them to thrive. We are proud that the City of Henderson, NC, has made us a partner of choice in its continued pursuit of engineering excellence and environmental stewardship.”
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.