Savannah selects InfoWorks for city-wide model

The city of Savannah's Water & Sewer Bureau has chosen InfoWorks from Wallingford Software to meet its modeling needs. Both the sanitary sewer and water supply versions of InfoWorks are being used. The software has been installed and preliminary sets of data have been imported. Parts of the system are already running, though the software has not yet been fully implemented. The Bureau selected InfoWorks based on an evaluation of the water and sewer modeling software available in the market...

SAVANNAH, GA, Dec. 17, 2007 -- The city of Savannah's Water & Sewer Bureau has chosen InfoWorks from Wallingford Software to meet its modeling needs. Both the sanitary sewer and water supply versions of InfoWorks are being used.

"We selected InfoWorks from Wallingford Software based on an evaluation of the water and sewer modeling software available in the market. This was the best one to fit our needs," said Water & Sewer Engineering Director Abe Ghazi. A particular requirement was to choose a dynamic system, he added. "We are going to be using InfoWorks to model both the water and sewer systems for the city of Savannah."

The software has been installed and preliminary sets of data have been imported. "We are adding to it and completing the model," said Ghazi. Parts of the system are already running, though the software has not yet been fully implemented. "We haven't had any problems with it -- it is running well."

Savannah's Water & Sewer Bureau is a municipal, government-based, organization serving residents, businesses, and visitors. The Bureau's work is vital to meeting the needs of a growing community and overcoming the challenges of ageing infrastructure.

The Bureau is made up of an environmental affairs section, as well as four departments, including Water & Sewer Planning & Engineering (WSPE), which is headed by Ghazi. The department will be using InfoWorks to help in a variety of roles, including managing capital improvement projects, maintaining an inventory of water and wastewater systems and keeping as-built plans up to date. Technical support is provided to the other departments within the Bureau. The WSPE is also the local enforcement agency for the review and approval of all water and sewer construction plans and specifications to ensure full compliance with federal, state and local rules, regulations and ordinances.

Wallingford Software, based in the United Kingdom, develops leading water resource management software for the worldwide water industry.

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