City of Fairfax, Virginia Selects Innovyze for Smart Water Network Modeling Solution

Innovyze’s InfoWater Selected to Support Comprehensive Geospatial Water Infrastructure Management

Broomfield, Colorado USA, January 2, 2013Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced that the City of Fairfax Utilities Department, Virginia, has chosen the company’s industry-leading InfoWater to replace its existing water distribution modeling solution. The purchase equips the City with a full range of high-performance ArcGIS-centric (Esri, Redlands, CA) water infrastructure analysis and management capabilities, enabling it to address critical design, operational, security, and water quality issues with maximum effectiveness and to improve customer service.

The City of Fairfax Utilities Department is responsible for providing safe potable water and reliable wastewater service to 11,500 city and contiguous Fairfax county customer accounts, including George Mason University. The City’s wastewater system consists of 100 miles of wastewater pipelines and its water system comprises 200 miles of pipelines. The City will use InfoWater as the basis for developing a comprehensive GIS-based solution for modeling and master planning to optimize its capital improvement program as well as evaluate water quality protocols.

“The InfoWater software is a robust and comprehensive water network modeling solution that we believe the City can manage utilizing employees that will perform hydraulic modeling as a co-lateral responsibility,” said Rick Thoesen, Director of Utilities for the City of Fairfax. “We wanted an integrated modeling approach that combined the data rich capability of ArcGIS and our smart meters with advanced modeling features that our technicians can easily learn and implement without having the need for an in-house expert — one that allows us to enjoy powerful software that is intuitive and and friendly to our users.”

Built atop ArcGIS, InfoWater seamlessly integrates sophisticated analytics, systems dynamics and optimization functionality directly within the ArcGIS setting. 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 InfoWater product suite comes equipped with everything water utility owner-operators need to best plan, design, operate, secure and sustain their distribution systems. 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).

“Top water utilities are consistently opting for the comprehensive smart water network modeling and management solutions we provide,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President and Chief Operating Officer of Innovyze. “Water utilities worldwide are under ever-increasing pressure to improve the management of their aging assets and optimize operational and capital expenditure. Our advanced technology equips utilities with the ultimate decision support tool for optimal results. Innovyze is very proud to partner in the success of the City of Fairfax. Our goal will always be to provide our customers with solutions that create the ultimate modeling experience.”

About Innovyze
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasian, East Asian 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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