Florida county selects InfoWater for enterprise GIS modeling

March 17, 2009
MWH Soft announced that Pasco County, Florida, has selected MWH Soft InfoWater software for its enterprise GIS hydraulic modeling. In its search for efficient GIS integration, advanced querying, and comprehensive geospatial network analysis, optimization, and presentation, the County opted for InfoWater, the industry-leading ArcGIS-centric (ESRI, Redlands, California) water distribution modeling and management technology...

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BROOMFIELD, CO, Mar. 11, 2009 -- MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, announced that Pasco County, Florida, has selected MWH Soft InfoWater software for its enterprise GIS hydraulic modeling. In its search for efficient GIS integration, advanced querying, and comprehensive geospatial network analysis, optimization, and presentation, the County opted for InfoWater, the industry-leading ArcGIS-centric (ESRI, Redlands, California) water distribution modeling and management technology. The selection underscores MWH Soft's market-leading momentum in advanced geospatial infrastructure modeling and design solutions in North America.

Located on the Gulf of Mexico in the Tampa Bay area, Pasco County is the 38th fastest growing county in the country, serving approximately 463,000 people within a 745 square mile area. Its water system includes four connection points with Tampa Bay Water (local wholesaler), 60 wells, and 1,500 miles of distribution pipes. The County plans to use InfoWater to develop a detailed hydraulic model of its drinking water infrastructure, which it will use to optimize its operational effectiveness and capital improvement projects.

Developed and supported by industry experts, the innovative network modeling technology of MWH Soft GIS-centric InfoWater software addresses every facet of water utility infrastructure management, optimization and protection -- delivering the highest rate of return in the industry. Built atop ArcGIS and drawing on the most advanced numerical computation and object-component geospatial technologies, it effortlessly reads GIS datasets; corrects network topology problems and data flaws; extracts pertinent modeling information; and automatically and accurately constructs, skeletonizes, loads, calibrates and generates optimized solutions with astounding speed.

The result is performance modeling that sets new levels of scalability, reliability, functionality and flexibility within the powerful ArcGIS environment. Using these advanced tools, utilities can easily simulate and evaluate various conditions, pinpoint system deficiencies, and determine the most cost-effective improvements to achieve optimum performance and regulatory compliance, and meet vital security challenges.

"We selected InfoWater because it has the power, functionality, and full-range capabilities we need to effectively integrate all our modeling and design activities directly with our GIS to increase productivity and create seamless workflows," said Glenn Greer, P.E., Director of Utilities Engineering at Pasco County. "We were also highly impressed by the software's ease of use, flexibility and value, add-ins, as well as the customer support and track record of MWH Soft. Modeling our system in ArcGIS using MWH Soft InfoWater software will help us develop optimized solutions at maximum savings, and deliver greater value to our customers."

"Pasco County's decision underscores the value our advanced engineering GIS modeling and design solutions deliver to top water and wastewater utilities worldwide," said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D, President and COO of MWH Soft. "MWH Soft's market-leading GIS-centric solutions enable these businesses to improve productivity, realize many efficiencies in a short time and plan optimized capital improvement projects that achieve world-class performance and breakthrough cost savings. The benefits of better designs and higher quality standards are passed on to their customers "

MWH Soft is a leading global provider of technical and infrastructure software and professional solutions designed to meet the technological needs of utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide.

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