Regional Water Authority Selects New Water Resources Software

The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) has selected Haestad Methods' GIS-based water resources modeling solution, transient analysis software, and ClientCare services.

The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) has selected Haestad Methods' GIS-based water resources modeling solution, transient analysis software, and ClientCare services. The system will be used to help maintain more than 1,500 miles of water mains serviced by the utility in the greater New Haven area.

This agreement entitles RWA to multiple licenses of Haestad Methods' WaterGEMS Geographic Engineering Modeling System, Hammer transient analysis software, and ClientCare maintenance and technical support program. WaterGEMS will provide the water utility with a complete GIS solution for modeling, managing, and protecting its drinking water infrastructure. Hammer will be used to protect RWA's 28 pumping stations and water mains from water hammer damage as well as the thousands of water distribution pipes in connected pressure zones.

As a ClientCare subscriber, RWA will receive 24-hour technical assistance, maintenance, and support tools. Plus, the program offers full-version upgrades and updates of Haestad Methods' software solutions, access to the online KnowledgeBase of Frequently Asked Questions, as well as special pricing for new products and training.

As part of the ClientCare program, Haestad Methods technical experts will help RWA develop, utilize, and manage the utility's water resources models. Initially this service will encompass three separate phases for extracting, transforming, and loading the utility's data into the water distribution models. Once the data is loaded, RWA will be able to leverage the power of WaterGEMS' most notable features including:

• Skelebrator for automated skeletonization of hydraulic models
• LoadBuilder for automatic demand allocation
• TRex for automated terrain elevation extraction
• WaterObjects, an object-oriented application Software Development Kit (SDK), for building, accessing, and modifying model databases to suit application-specific needs
• GeoGrapher for advanced graphing capabilities
• Darwin Calibrator for obtaining accurate calibration for water distribution network simulation
&bul; Darwin Designer for unprecedented design optimization
• WaterSAFE for managing and safeguarding water distribution systems

The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority is a non-profit public corporation and political subdivision of the State of Connecticut. The utility provides an average of 55 million gallons of water a day to a population of approximately 400,000 people in 12 south central Connecticut municipalities, including Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Hamden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, West Haven and Woodbridge.

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