City of Santa Monica Selects Innovyze Smart Water Network Modeling and Management Solutions
Industry-Leading InfoWater and CapPlan to Support Optimization and Rehabilitation
Broomfield, Colorado USA, October 9, 2012 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced that the City of Santa Monica, California, has selected the company’s industry-leading InfoWater and CapPlan to better manage and strengthen its capital improvement plan. The purchase equips the City’s Water Division with high-performance modeling and asset integrity management and condition assessment tools for assessing and optimizing its water infrastructure.
In order to meet water demand of approximately 13.4 million gallons per day, the City of Santa Monica Water Division supplies water to approximately 90,000 customers through 17,000 service connections, 4,500 valves, and 236 miles of pipes, and operates and maintains 11 water wells, and multiple storage reservoirs and treatment facilities.
“CapPlan Water gives us the tools we need to prioritize and optimize rehabilitation for our water network,” said Ivo Nkwenji, Lead Systems Analyst for the Division. “In conjunction with InfoWater, this software equips us with a complete solution that will allow us to improve productivity and performance, strengthen our system and deliver significant benefits to our customers.”
The innovative InfoWater smart network modeling technology addresses every facet of utility infrastructure management, optimization and protection. Built atop ArcGIS, (Esri, Redlands, CA), and drawing on the most advanced numerical computation and object-component geospatial technologies, it effortlessly reads GIS datasets and other vital utility systems; corrects network topology problems and data flaws; extracts pertinent modeling information; and automatically 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, ensure regulatory compliance, and meet new security challenges.
CapPlan raises the bar for advanced business analytics solutions for water supply and distribution systems. Running on Innovyze’s industry-leading GIS-centric InfoWater package, CapPlan changes the way water utilities plan the relative phasing of system improvements by allowing them to assess and score both the probability and consequence of failure for each asset and identify the worst-performing ones. Assets that affect system operation will normally rate (score) high on the consequence scale, while assets in poor condition will have a high probability (score) of failure.
“We’re very proud to add the City of Santa Monica to the extensive list of California utilities that have adopted our software solutions,” said J. Erick Heath, P.E., Innovyze Vice President and Director of Americas Operations. “The City’s decision to implement CapPlan and InfoWater is a strong testament to the software’s unsurpassed power to assist utilities in determining the most cost-effective operational and physical improvements, while still meeting budgetary goals and strategic plans. We’re delighted to have been given the opportunity to contribute to their success.”