UK water utility adopts water distribution modeling, simulation software

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BROOMFIELD, CO, Jan. 25, 2011 -- MWH Soft, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced that, following a robust evaluation of the marketplace, Yorkshire Water Services Ltd (UK) has chosen MWH Soft's InfoWorks WS software as its standard water distribution modeling and simulation solution. The software will serve as the foundation for developing a comprehensive strategy for managing the utility's drinking water distribution system and optimizing its performance. The selection was largely due to the performance and functionality of InfoWorks WS, its impressive track record in the UK industry, and the technical expertise the company is able to provide.

Winner of numerous prestigious honors including the Utility of the Year award for three years running, Yorkshire Water Services (YWS) is one of the ten largest water and sewerage companies in the world. It serves approximately 4.9 million people and 130,000 businesses in Yorkshire, part of North Lincolnshire, part of Derbyshire, in England. It operates and maintains more than 700 water and sewage treatment works, 120 reservoirs, and 40,000 miles of water and sewerage mains, supplying more than 1.25 billion liters of drinking water and collecting and treating about one billion liters of wastewater per day.

"After an in-depth study of appropriate software, we chose the InfoWorks WS because of its functionality, ability to deal with large complex systems and integration with other MWH Soft products, particularly InfoNet," said Peter Myerscough, Modeling Manager (Networks) for Yorkshire Water Services Ltd. "The commitment of the technical and support team to their customers is well known and adds value to the product. I am confident that modeling our distribution system using InfoWorks WS will help YWS develop optimized solutions whilst achieving maximum efficiencies, and thus deliver a first class service to our customers."

Around the world, high quality all-mains InfoWorks WS models enable utilities to make informed planning, design and management decisions with confidence by giving them an accurate view of their drinking water distribution systems' performance. This information -- including water quality, supply, demand and infrastructure problems and investigations of remedial measures -- allows them to provide a sustainable supply of high quality water at an acceptable pressure and flow rate to commercial, industrial and domestic users while minimizing loss through leakage. As part of the MWH Soft advanced workgroup modeling management platform, InfoWorks WS is built to handle very large and complex models and allow robust multi-user collaboration.

"Yorkshire Water is one of the world's most progressive water utilities with an unshakable commitment to engineering excellence," said Andrew Brown, EMEA Regional Manager for MWH Soft. "We're proud that a leading water utility with such an advanced network modeling organization has extended its partnership with MWH Soft and adopted our comprehensive, high-performing InfoWorks WS software to round out its enterprise modeling program. We look forward to participating in Yorkshire Water's continued success as it moves into a new decade of engineering excellence and environmental stewardship."

About MWH Soft
MWH Soft is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and professional solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government industries, 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 MWH Soft 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 MWH Soft at +1 (626) 568-6868, or visit www.mwhsoft.com.

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