Innovyze announces worldwide support for EPANET, SWMM software
Innovyze has announced worldwide support for the Environmental Protection Agency's flagship EPANET and SWMM public-domain software.
BROOMFIELD, CO, April 2, 2015 -- Innovyze, a global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced worldwide support for the Environmental Protection Agency's flagship EPANET and SWMM public-domain software. By offering its technical expertise to the EPANET and SWMM communities, Innovyze is ensuring ongoing maintenance of these free software models of sustainable stormwater, wastewater and water supply systems.
Sustainable water infrastructure models are used throughout the world for the planning, analysis, design, and research of stormwater, wastewater and drinking water distribution management. EPANET can help water utilities maintain and improve the quality of water delivered to consumers through their drinking water distribution systems; and SWMM can model the generation and transport of runoff and sanitary flows as well as estimate the production of pollutant loads associated with this runoff in storm, sanitary or combined sewers.
EPANET can also be used to plan and improve a system's hydraulic performance. The model can assist with pipe, pump and valve placement; sizing; energy minimization; fire flow analysis; vulnerability studies; and operator training. Together, these models give municipalities the tools to help them develop cost-effective grey and green infrastructure options that reduce the release of untreated wastewater and improve the availability of safe drinking water.
As for SWMM, with the recent inclusion of hydrologic performance of specific types of green infrastructure low impact development (LID) controls, the model can be used to consider both grey infrastructure approaches (e.g., pipes, tunnels, high-rate treatment) and potentially more cost-effective green infrastructure approaches (e.g., rain gardens, permeable pavement, rain barrels) for managing stormwater.
Innovyze is a 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, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. For more information, visit www.innovyze.com.