Award-Winning City Utilities of Springfield, MO Selects Innovyze Advanced Geospatial Smart Water Network Modeling Technology
Broomfield, Colo., Nov. 10, 2015 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that City Utilities of Springfield (CU), Missouri, 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 CU to address critical planning, design, maintenance, operational and water quality issues with maximum effectiveness and optimize its capital improvement program in support of its strategic plan.
City Utilities of Springfield is a progressive, community-owned utility providing over 106,000 customers in southwest Missouri with electricity, natural gas, water, telecommunications and transit services. Its service territory covers approximately 320 square miles (830 square km), which includes all of the city of Springfield, portions of Greene County, and a part of northern Christian County. Its water distribution system comprises 1,253 miles of pipes and 7,952 fire hydrants, with 80% of its water supply coming from surface water and the rest from groundwater. For 16 years in a row, CU’s water treatment plants have received the Directors Award from the Partnership of Safe Water, a program of the American Water Works Association, for achieving excellence in water quality far beyond what is required by federal regulations. Less than 1% of the treatment plants in the U.S. have received this recognition.
“We needed to find a comprehensive ArcGIS-centric water network modeling and optimization solution that would please everyone and accommodate the advanced technology our teams are accustomed to using,” said Casey Haynes, Manager – Natural Gas & Water Engineering for CU. “InfoWater offers a great combination of performance, functionality, ease of use, flexibility, and low cost of ownership — also a tremendous benefit from an IT management perspective. Equipped with InfoWater, we can now achieve significant time and cost efficiencies and improved solutions in areas such as engineering, design, planning, GIS and project collaboration. The software will help us optimize our water distribution system’s hydraulic and water quality 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 and forecasting); InfoWater UDF (unidirectional flushing); CapPlan (risk-based capital planning); InfoMaster andInfoMaster Mobile (asset integrity management and condition assessment); InfoWater MSX (multi-species water quality 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).
“Speed, ease of use, reliability, flexibility, value and power are the words that best describe our geospatial smart water modeling solutions,” 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. “When a progressive utility like CU chooses Innovyze as its solution partner in its continued pursuit of engineering excellence and environmental stewardship, it underlines the superiority of our products. We’re very proud to know that our software applications are in place at many of the world’s best-run utility companies of every size, helping them meet their corporate and strategic goals and achieve world-class performance at breakthrough cost savings.”
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.