Award-Winning Onondaga County Water Authority Switches to MWH Soft Advanced Geospatial Technology for Stage 2 DBPR Compliance
H2OMAP Water Suite Modeling and Optimization Technology Will Be Cornerstone of Comprehensive Water Quality Management Solution
Broomfield, Colorado USA, February 8, 2006 – MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, today announced that Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA), New York, has selected MWH Soft H2OMAP Water Suite software to supersede its existing modeling solution. The Authority will leverage the suite’s powers to meet the demanding schedule for the ongoing development of its full-scale water distribution system GIS and hydraulic model for Stage 2 DBPR compliance. The move is yet another indication of MWH Soft’s market-leading momentum in advanced geospatial infrastructure modeling solutions in North America.
OCWA, one of the largest public water suppliers in the U.S., provides quality drinking water to nearly 340,000 consumers in four Central New York counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, and Oneida. It delivers 44 million gallons each day to 26 towns and 15 villages via 1650 miles of water mains. H2OMAP will replace OCWA’s existing modeling system with a comprehensive, easy-to-use geospatial solution for developing a detailed, comprehensive, and well-calibrated dynamic model of the Authority’s complex drinking water infrastructure. This model will be used to further achieve OCWA’s goal of providing improved water quality while maintaining some of the lowest rates in the nation.
“We elected to deploy H2OMAP Water Suite because of its unsurpassed ease of use, intuitive GIS interface, comprehensive modeling and optimization functionality, and outstanding reputation,” said Tony Palamara, Water System Engineering Technician for OCWA. “The software will help us effectively address the new challenges of the Stage 2 DBPR, optimize our capital improvement program, and enhance water system operations to achieve superior performance.”
Unlike competing products, H2OMAP’s innovative new network modeling technology addresses every facet of utility infrastructure management and protection – delivering the highest rate of return in the industry. Drawing on the world’s most advanced numerical computation and object-component geospatial technologies, it effortlessly reads GIS datasets; corrects network topology problems and data flaws; extracts pertinent modeling information; and automatically constructs, skeletonizes, loads, calibrates and generates credible network models with astounding speed. Once calibrated models have been established, users can easily run and simulate various conditions, pinpoint system deficiencies, and determine the most cost-effective improvements to achieve optimum performance and regulatory compliance.
“Our proven state-of-the-art geospatial modeling technology allows users to get up to speed right away, be effective across the enterprise, and achieve high-quality results and maximum savings in record time,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D, President and COO of MWH Soft. “This gives them a competitive advantage that can’t be beat. When award-winning utilities like OCWA choose MWH Soft as their solution partner, the unprecedented value of our products is decisively confirmed. We’re very proud to know that our software applications are playing a critical role at many of the world’s best-run utility companies of every size, helping them meet their corporate and strategic goals and achieve world-class performance at breakthrough savings.”
About MWH Soft
MWH Soft is a leading global provider of technical and infrastructure software and professional solutions designed to meet the technological needs of utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest North American cities and ENR top design firms. The multifaceted, state-of-the-art CAD and GIS enabled products created by MWH Soft, empower thousands of engineers across the globe to competitively manage, design, and operate highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems. For more information, call MWH Soft at (626) 568-6868, or visit www.mwhsoft.com.