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MWH Soft announced that Bristol County Water Authority (BCWA), Warren, RI, has selected MWH Soft InfoWater for its enterprise GIS hydraulic modeling. In its search for efficient high-level GIS integration, advanced querying, and comprehensive geospatial network analysis, optimization, and presentation capabilities, BCWA opted for InfoWater, the state-of-the-art in ArcGIS-centric (ESRI, Redlands, California) water distribution modeling and management technology...

• Bristol County Water Authority selects InfoWater for enterprise GIS modeling

BROOMFIELD, CO, Nov. 19, 2008 -- MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, today announced that Bristol County Water Authority (BCWA), Warren, RI, has selected MWH Soft InfoWater for its enterprise GIS hydraulic modeling. In its search for efficient high-level GIS integration, advanced querying, and comprehensive geospatial network analysis, optimization, and presentation capabilities, BCWA opted for InfoWater, the state-of-the-art in 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 solutions in North America.

Located southeast of the City of Providence, RI, at the northern end of Narragansett Bay, BCWA supplies potable water to the towns of Bristol, Warren and Barrington, serving a total population of 55,000. Its water system features two distinct production and distribution systems with approximately 225 miles of distribution pipes. BCWA 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 to best accommodate the area's steady growth.

"After a detailed evaluation of MWH Soft InfoWater, we found that its advanced GIS-centric technology, rich functionality and ease of use offered us significant productivity and quality gains," said Pasquale DeLise, Executive Director of BCWA. "InfoWater is exactly what our business needs to enhance the way we operate and manage our water distribution system. Modeling our system in ArcGIS using InfoWater will help us develop highly efficient and cost effective capital improvement and operational programs and continue to give our customers outstanding service."

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.

"To develop a reliable, comprehensive and cost-effective geospatial water master plan, engineers and GIS professionals must be equipped with the very best tools -- tools that allow continuous collaboration and data sharing," said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D, President and COO of MWH Soft. "Our goal is to create intuitive, high-performing software with seamless GIS integration, designed to remove obstacles and let our customers quickly and reliably develop optimized improvement solutions that have the power to change an entire industry. BCWA's adoption of our InfoWater software represents an investment in many more decades of engineering excellence. MWH Soft is proud to participate in the Authority'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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