Water network modeling solution to help NE water utility optimize system performance

The Nebraska Metropolitan Utilities District has adopted Innovyze's InfoWaterSuite software as its standard water network solution.

BROOMFIELD, CO, April 9, 2013 -- Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the Metropolitan Utilities District, Nebraska's largest water utility, has adopted the company's industry-leading InfoWaterSuite software as its standard water network modeling, design, and management solution.

The Metropolitan Utilities District has a long history of delivering clean drinking water to the citizens of metropolitan Omaha. The city's first water treatment plant was built near the Missouri River by a private company in 1889, and the Legislature created the Metropolitan Water District in 1913. When the City acquired the gas system, the company was renamed the Metropolitan Utilities District. The District provides safe drinking water to 202,820 customers in Omaha, Bellevue, Bennington, Carter Lake, LaVista, Ralston, Waterloo and the Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District. It also maintains 27,471 water hydrants throughout the service area.

"The seamless integration of InfoWater Suite was one of the main reasons for our selection," said Scott Keep, Senior VP of Operations. "The suite is also a great value in terms functionality, reliability and design. We now have the tools we need to better maintain excellent water quality and help ensure that we deliver the highest level of customer service to our customer owners."

Built atop ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, Calif.), InfoWater seamlessly integrates sophisticated analytics, systems dynamics and optimization functionality directly within the ArcGIS setting. The suite comes equipped with everything water utility owner-operators need to best plan, design, operate, secure and sustain their distribution systems, from fire flow and water quality simulations, valve criticality and energy cost analysis to pressure zone management and advanced Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm optimization. The software also serves as a base platform for advanced smart network modeling, operational, capital planning, and asset management extensions. Among these critical applications are IWLive (real-time operations and security); InfoWater UDF (unidirectional flushing); CapPlan (risk-based capital planning); InfoMaster and InfoMaster Mobile (asset integrity management and condition assessment); InfoWater MSX (multi-species, temperature, and particle transport/deposition modeling); InfoWater BTX (event/particle backtracking); InfoSurge (surge/transient analysis); and Sustainability (carbon footprint calculation).

"The Metropolitan Utilities District has an established reputation for safe drinking water and delivering excellent customer service," said J. Erick Heath, P.E., Innovyze Vice President-Business Director, Americas. "We are delighted to partner with such an innovative organization and know that our industry-leading products will give the District the vanguard tools it needs to serve its customers for many more years to come."

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