California’s Oldest Municipal Water District Looks to Innovyze Solutions to Support Its Comprehensive Fire Flow Improvement Program
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, August 27, 2013 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD), California’s older municipal water district, has chosen Innovyze’s InfoWater Executive Suite, the industry-leading solution for geocentric smart network modeling. The suite will serve as the foundation for improving the fire-fighting capability of the District’s water system.
MMWD provides quality drinking water to a service area of some 147 square miles and 185,000 residents and businesses in central and southern Marin County. The District’s potable water distribution system includes approximately 941 miles of water mains, 90 pump stations, 124 treated water storage tanks with a total storage capacity of 82 MG, and three treatment plants with a combined capacity of 59 MGD. MMWD will build a comprehensive hydraulic model of its water system with InfoWater to evaluate the need for further fire flow improvements and identify their type, location and impact.
“The InfoWater software suite is a key component of our fire flow master plan update,” said Kevin McDonnell, P.E., Senior Engineer at MMWD. “By giving us a clear, detailed view of how our water system is currently working and how it could best be improved, the suite will play a significant part in helping us optimize its performance and meet the latest fire flow standards.”
Built atop ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA), InfoWater seamlessly integrates sophisticated predictive analytics, systems dynamics and optimization functionality directly within the powerful 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); Sustainability (carbon footprint calculation); BalanceNet (real-time energy management and operations optimization); PressureWatch (real-time network monitoring and anomaly detection); QualWatch (real-time event detection and contamination warning); and DemandWatch (water demand forecasting).
“MMWD is known nationally for superior GIS, engineering and innovation, so it’s no surprise to learn this progressive utility has opted to add the formidable advantages of our geocentric smart water network modeling and management suite to its tool set,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “MMWD has maintained its industry-leading position by continually pioneering and setting tighter industry standards. Its adoption of InfoWater software represents an investment in many more decades of engineering excellence. We’re very proud that our solutions are in place at many of the world’s largest and best-run water utility companies, helping them meet their corporate and strategic goals and achieve world-class performance at breakthrough cost savings.”
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, 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 www.innovyze.com.