Modeling solution helps Ohio sewer district manage collection system

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BROOMFIELD, CO, Nov. 26, 2013 -- The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD or District), in Cleveland, Ohio, recently incorporated a new modeling system to help manage its large and complex sewer collection system.

Provided by Innovyze, a global provider of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, InfoWorks ICM will provide NEORSD with modeling capabilities and predictive analytics to be better positioned to optimize its capital planning, sewer system management and operations, service levels, and CSO regulatory compliance requirements.

NEORSD treats the largest amount of wastewater and stormwater in the state -- approximately 230 million gallons per day. Further, it owns and operates three wastewater treatment plants and maintains over 300 miles (480 km) of large interceptor sewers, serving an area that includes the city of Cleveland and 61 suburban municipalities.

InfoWorks ICM can dynamically integrate one-dimensional (1D) hydrodynamic simulation of flows in rivers, open channels and pipe networks and two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic simulation of surface flooding in the urban environment and river floodplain. This integration provides a revolutionary solution for simultaneously modeling below-ground and above-ground elements of catchments to accurately represent all flow paths and improve understanding of processes occurring in the holistic environment. It also takes into account interactions of natural and man-made environments and effectively simulates the water quality impact of polluting runoff and effluent from urban areas.

Such advanced capabilities greatly enhance the ability of wastewater organizations to predict flood risks; support cost-effective drainage design and management; develop online urban flooding forecasts; conceive and evaluate sound and reliable urban catchment strategies such as storm sewer separation, active real-time control and provision of adequate additional storage; and improve the operation of any drainage system.

About Innovyze

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 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. For more information, visit


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