City of Toledo Adopts Innovyze Smart Water Network Modeling Solution
InfoWater Selected to Support Comprehensive Geospatial Water System Management
Broomfield, Colorado USA, October 30, 2012 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced that the City of Toledo, Ohio, has chosen the company’s industry-leading InfoWater software as its advanced water distribution modeling and maintenance solution. With this purchase, Toledo gains a full range of high-performance ArcGIS-centric (Esri, Redlands, CA) smart water network asset modeling and management capabilities that will keep its water system functioning at peak performance levels and with maximum service reliability and value.
The fourth-largest municipality in the state of Ohio, the City of Toledo is responsible for providing safe drinking water to more than 454,000 customers in the greater metropolitan area via a water system that comprises 1,100 miles of pipeline and 10,000 fire hydrants. Toledo will use InfoWater as the basis for developing a comprehensive GIS-based solution for modeling and managing its drinking water infrastructure and optimizing its capital improvement projects.
“InfoWater software has the ideal combination of power, functionality, GIS integration, and capabilities we need to support our enterprise-wide GIS network modeling and management activities,” said Scott Sibley, Administrator – Utility Engineering for the City of Toledo. “These advantages, along with InfoWater’s excellent training and technical support, will help insure our ability to accurately model our system for years to come.”
Built atop ArcGIS, InfoWater seamlessly integrates sophisticated analytics, systems dynamics, and optimization functionality directly within the ArcGIS setting. The InfoWater product suite comes equipped with everything water utility owner–operators need to best 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. In addition, the software serves as a base platform for advanced smart network modeling, operational, capital planning, and asset management extensions. These critical applications include 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 (multispecies, temperature, and particle transport/deposition modeling), InfoWater BTX (event/particle backtracking), InfoSurge (surge/transient analysis), and Sustainability (carbon footprint calculation).