Mesa, AZ, selects MWH Soft modeling technology to improve distribution system operation, protection

MWH Soft announced that the City of Mesa Utilities Department, Arizona, has chosen InfoSurge as its standard hydraulic transient modeling solution...

BROOMFIELD, CO, May 20, 2009 -- MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, announced that the City of Mesa Utilities Department, Arizona, has chosen InfoSurge as its standard hydraulic transient modeling solution. In addition, the City expanded its deployment of MWH Soft's InfoWater, the industry's premier ArcGIS-centric (ESRI, Redlands, CA) water distribution modeling and optimization solution. Used in concert, InfoWater and InfoSurge deliver maximum effectiveness in addressing critical system design, security, operational and water quality issues. The selection underscores MWH Soft's market-leading momentum in advanced network modeling and management solutions in North America.

The Department provides water and wastewater services to more than 410,000 people within a 125-square-mile area. Water is delivered to customers through more than 2,000 miles of water main, and wastewater is collected via more than 1,400 miles of sewer lines. Surface water is treated at two water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 258 million gallons per day. Wastewater is treated at two water reclamation plants where it is recharged, reused, or discharged. A third wastewater treatment facility is under construction. The majority of the reclaimed water is used on golf courses, for crop irrigation, and/or recharged into the ground. A minimal amount is discharged to natural waterways. The City will make InfoWater and InfoSurge the basis for developing a complete ArcGIS-based solution for operating, managing, and securing its drinking water infrastructure and optimizing its capital improvement projects.

"We were looking for a comprehensive, easy-to-use hydraulic transient modeling solution -- one that combined the powerful features of ArcGIS with advanced analysis and reporting capabilities and complemented our existing water distribution management solution," said Susan Miller, Assistant Water Division Director for the City of Mesa. "InfoSurge handles and analyzes large network models with incredible ease and speed. Its seamless ArcGIS integration and extensive functionality will enable us to accurately estimate transient conditions in our water distribution system, identify risks, formulate and evaluate sound and cost-effective protective measures, and determine improved operational plans. We also viewed the outstanding technical support and reputation of MWH Soft in the industry as a very attractive plus."

Built atop ArcGIS, InfoWater and InfoSurge seamlessly integrate advanced water distribution network hydraulic, water quality, and transient modeling and optimization functionality for every water distribution management task. This allows users to choose the tools that best fit their needs, from creating and calibrating detailed all-pipe models, analyzing hydraulic and water quality conditions, and anticipating and controlling transient response to designing new facilities, optimizing operations, determining protective measures and security upgrades, and expanding and rehabilitating existing systems. In addition, a unique interoperable geospatial framework enables world-record performance, scalability, reliability, functionality and flexibility within the powerful ArcGIS environment, completely eliminating the need for inefficient, unreliable data synchronization and synching schemes or middle link interfaces required by other software. These and other advantages translate to increased productivity, reduced costs, greater efficiency, and better designs and operational strategies, giving water utilities a clear competitive advantage.

"Top water utilities and engineering consultants are consistently opting for the powerful transient modeling technology we provide," said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D, President and COO of MWH Soft. "Time and again, these comprehensive modeling solutions are outdistancing all competitors in exhaustive, well-informed evaluations. We're pleased these results prove that what we say about our state-of-the-art technology is in line with how it performs. In addition to its powerful and rich functionality, short learning curve and ease of use, InfoSurge provides the fastest, most advanced ArcGIS-centric transient modeling system in the mid-price range, and a far superior solution to its competition. An unprecedented level of technical support dramatically adds to its value. We're proud that a city with such advanced GIS and engineering departments -- and such an accomplished track record -- continues to invest in MWH Soft software, and we're excited to participate in the city's success."

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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