Innovyze water technology used at CO utility for hydraulic modeling, operational management

Innovyze announced that the City of Boulder, Colo. has chosen the company’s revolutionary IWLive software solution to perform real time hydraulic modeling and operational analysis.

BROOMFIELD, CO, Nov. 6, 2012 -- Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced that the City of Boulder, Colo., has chosen the company’s revolutionary IWLive software solution to perform real time hydraulic modeling and operational analysis. The implementation equips the City with predictive operational control, analysis and management capabilities, enabling it to address system events both when and before they happen.

Located at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills 25 miles from Denver, Boulder is home to approximately 100,000 people. Its water system includes four raw water supplies, two treatment facilities, three separate pressure zones, 500 miles (800 km) of pipeline, four pumping stations with nine pumps, and six remote storage facilities.

IWLive allows Boulder to combine their hydraulic modeling and SCADA into one powerful software application -- giving them the ability to analyze events as they happen, see the short-term ramifications of their operational decisions, monitor the accuracy of their hydraulic model, and continually enhance customer service. It gives water distribution system operations instant access to powerful modeling technology by linking SCADA, system demands and hydraulic modeling outputs, equipping the control room with tools that are both predictive and reactive. IWLive issues regularly updated warnings to alert the operator to problems that could arise in the coming minutes, hours, or days, showing their predicted severity and time of onset in one easy-to-use interface. It also allows operators to evaluate problem-solving approaches by simulating valve closures or changes in pump operating schedules. Then it quickly produces a second simulation that can be compared with the first to determine the level of improvement, problems that remain, and costs of the change.

The fully optimized IWLive interface enables operators to see a map of all water infrastructures, including background maps. Highlighted color coding shows predicted problem areas; a single click produces a detailed map showing pipes, valves, pumps, reservoirs and other assets. Animation of the map shows the development of the problem, while graphs display simulated pressures and reservoir levels. IWLive can be accessed remotely over a VPN and configured to send critical warning messages via SMS or email.

“By choosing IWLive, the state-of-the-art in our industry, the City of Boulder has demonstrated its commitment to using cutting edge technology to best serve its customers,” said J. Erick Heath, Innovyze Vice President, Director of Americas Operations. “Water utilities worldwide are under ever-increasing pressure to improve the management of their aging assets and optimize operational and capital expenditures. IWLive equips utilities with the ultimate decision support tool for achieving optimal results. Innovyze is very proud to partner in Boulder’s success.”

About Innovyze

Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasian, East Asian and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit


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