Arizona Tourist Destination Selects InfoSWMM for Advanced Wastewater Network Modeling and Management

Decision Arms Bullhead City with Comprehensive GIS-Centric Solution for Managing its Sewer Infrastructure System

Broomfield, Colorado USA, January 22, 2013Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced that Bullhead City, Arizona, has selected the powerful smart drainage modeling solution InfoSWMM to implement system improvements based on the City’s Wastewater Master Plan. The purchase equips Bullhead City Public Works with comprehensive geospatial modeling technology that will allow it to better evaluate and optimize collection system operations and capacity.

Bullhead City, a community of 40,000 located 90 miles of south of Las Vegas in west-central Arizona, is a fast-growing regional tourism destination. It currently operates two major wastewater treatment plants, 15 sewer lift stations, and 190 miles of collection system. The Wastewater Master Plan was established to better address wastewater collection for the growing city. The City also intends to address effluent reuse system issues; plan for future collection, treatment and disposal; and identify, investigate and develop options for maximizing resources.

“Using this sophisticated technology to analyze and optimize our system will be a key factor in achieving our ultimate objectives,” said Bob Leuck, Assistant Public Works Director of Bullhead City. “InfoSWMM’s dependability, functionality and outstanding usability will empower us to better operate and sustain a safe and reliable wastewater system for our customers.”

InfoSWMM is a fully dynamic geospatial wastewater and stormwater modeling and management application that can be used to model the entire land phase of the hydrologic cycle as related to urban stormwater and wastewater collection systems. The model can perform single event or long-term (continuous) rainfall runoff simulations that account for climate, soil, land use, and topographic conditions of the watershed.

In addition to simulating runoff quantity, InfoSWMM can also predict runoff quality, including buildup and wash-off of pollutants from primarily urban watersheds. Once runoff quantity and quality are simulated and wastewater loads at receiving junctions are determined, the routing portion of InfoSWMM uses either steady routing, kinematic wave routing or dynamic wave routing to virtually transport this flow through a conveyance system of pipes, channels, storage/treatment devices, pumps, and hydraulic regulators such as weirs and orifices. The model also features a highly advanced Real-Time Control (RTC) scheme for the operational management of hydraulic structures.

“Bullhead City’s capital plan called for a cost-effective yet powerful tool to address its wastewater infrastructure needs,” said J. Erick Heath, P.E., Innovyze Vice President and Director of Americas Operations. “We are proud that progressive cities like this one continue to recognize our software as the best way to address their water and wastewater infrastructure concerns. We look forward to working with the City as it turns its capital plans into realities.”
About Innovyze
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and professional solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/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. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit


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