Smart water network modeling technology supports LA County capital improvement plan

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BROOMFIELD, CO, Feb. 21, 2012 -- The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LACDPW), California, will adopt InfoWater, InfoWater MSX and CapPlan smart water modeling and management solution software from Innovyze to support its comprehensive capital improvement program and optimize business performance. The purchase equips LACDPW with a comprehensive range of high-performance ArcGIS-centric (Esri, Redlands, CA) water infrastructure analysis and management capabilities, enabling it to address critical design, operational, water quality, and capital investment planning issues with maximum effectiveness while improving customer service.

The LACDPW comprises five waterworks districts providing retail water service to Kagel Canyon, Malibu, Val Verde, Acton, and the Antelope Valley. The districts also operate and maintain the Marina Del Rey water system on behalf of the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors and manage the water quality programs for the City of Lomita and Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho water systems.

LACDPW will use Innovyze programs to develop and calibrate accurate, comprehensive dynamic models of all its districts. These models will aid the enterprise in optimizing its capital improvement plans to provide maximum benefit for the lowest cost.

"We were looking for a comprehensive, easy-to-use GIS-centric solution for both hydraulic and water quality network analysis and asset performance modeling that would help us optimize our complex water systems," said Ray Razo, P.E., Associate Civil Engineer, Waterworks Division at LACDPW. "The Innovyze ArcGIS-centric smart water network management applications suite gives us a set of very powerful tools to tackle short- and long-term planning, operational and management challenges while maintaining the highest level of service for our customers."

Developed and supported by industry experts and featuring direct support to geodatabases, the Innovyze geospatial water software family delivers innovative network and asset performance modeling technology that addresses every facet of utility infrastructure management, operation, and protection -- delivering the highest rate of return in the industry. The software makes it easy for engineers and GIS professionals to analyze and simulate various conditions; accurately assess multi-source, multi-quality systems; pinpoint system deficiencies; and determine the most cost-effective physical and operational improvements for achieving optimum performance and regulatory compliance while enhancing community relations.

"A geospatial revolution is sweeping our industry," said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, F.ASCE, President and COO of Innovyze. "That revolution is changing the technological dynamics of the global waterworks industry from basic interoperable to true GIS-centric solutions -- and spurring a search for new ways to achieve a competitive advantage and meet critical business goals. Visionary utilities and engineering firms around the world are looking to Innovyze for leadership in helping them successfully implement GIS-centric smart water network modeling technology paradigms. It's gratifying to know that these leading organizations continue to place their confidence in Innovyze products and people. Our goal is and always will be to provide true geoengineering solutions that produce the ultimate modeling experience. Seeing technology-leading utilities like LACDPW implement our products is the ultimate confirmation of their value. We are proud to have the opportunity to contribute to their success."

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