Hawaii’s Largest Utility Adopts InfoWater Smart Water Network Technology
O‘ahu’s Board Water Supply Looks to Achieve Optimum Performance with Innovyze Industry-Leading Software
Broomfield, Colorado USA, January 15, 2013 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced that the Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) has selected InfoWater to optimize O‘ahu’s municipal water resources and distribution system.
The BWS is the largest municipal water utility in the state of Hawai‘i and provides safe and dependable water service to over a million residents of O‘ahu. The utility manages an intricate system of 94 active potable water sources, 170 reservoirs, and nearly 2,100 miles of pipeline to deliver approximately 150 million gallons of water a day to nearly every community on the island. “We needed a cost-effective solution that could address all areas of our utility’s operations and infrastructure,” said Ellen Hirayama, P.E., BWS Deputy Manager and Chief Engineer. “InfoWater not only enables us to better manage our vast hydraulic network, but also helps us ensure that we maintain the highest level of water quality and service to our many customers.” The innovative InfoWater network modeling technology addresses every aspect of water distribution system management, optimization and protection — delivering the highest rate of return in the industry. 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. InfoWater makes this information available to support real-time operations decisions and business processes throughout the enterprise, allowing various departments to work together in deciding on the best actions and decisions. 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. “Innovyze world-class software empowers water utilities to efficiently and cost-effectively manage and maintain their unique water systems,” said J. Erick Heath, P.E., Innovyze Vice President and Americas Business Director. “We are so pleased that InfoWater is the software solution for the BWS and are committed to assisting them in meeting the needs of the people of O‘ahu.”