Boulder, CO, Selects SCADAWatch for Real Time Operational Performance Monitoring and Reporting

Innovyze announced that the City of Boulder, Colorado, has chosen the company’s revolutionary SCADAWatch software solution to support mission-critical network modeling applications, supplement system performance monitoring in real time, gain insight and drive operational improvements. The implementation also boosts the City’s real-time business intelligence, enabling it to run the SCADAWatch out-of-the-box zonal mass balance to determine non-revenue water and monitor everything from uptime to analytics. SCADAWatch allows users to access timely information by consolidating data from different platforms, providing a faster, cleaner window into real-time data. This expands the pool of employees who can easily access valuable observed data on any desktop.

Located at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills 25 miles from Denver, Boulder is home to approximately 100,000 people, including the main campus students and faculty of the University of Colorado, the state’s largest university. Its water system includes four raw water supplies, two treatment facilities, three separate pressure zones, 500 miles (800 km) of pipeline, three pumping stations with 13 pumps (excluding emergency facilities), and six remote storage facilities.

SCADAWatch allows Boulder to better leverage and consolidate their hydraulic modeling, GIS and SCADA into one powerful business software application — allowing information flows that are faster, analytically optimized and actionable. Users can instantly create, view and interactively analyze presentation-quality reports on a real-time, information-rich business dashboard fully customized to their needs, getting an at-a-glance perspective on system performance. For example, operators can instantly determine non-revenue water and minimum night-time flows; summarize daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and annual water consumption; determine maximum, minimum and average zonal pressures; and view other business performance indicators — all with the click of a mouse. The software also automatically generates detailed, high-fidelity performance reports and assists staff members with determining the best course of action based on specific performance objectives. Using accurate network performance and operational information from real-time data, Boulder can now key its management, engineering and water quality employees in, helping them bolster real time observation of its water distribution system’s vital signs and non-critical operational data such as water quality parameters.

“SCADAWatch consolidates all our key performance indicator measures and hydraulic and water quality data on a dashboard, giving us even faster real-time visualization of our water asset performance,” said Suzanne Givler, Boulder’s Water Quality Projects Coordinator. “We can now quickly access, analyze and drill down through a wealth of information for more effective data-driven decision-making and business process optimization in dynamic situations.”

“By choosing SCADAWatch, the state-of-the-art in our industry, the City of Boulder has demonstrated its commitment to using cutting edge technology to best serve its customers,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “It gives the City a deep, comprehensive view into the health and operations of their water infrastructure, specifically water quality variables, and enables them to improve operation of pumps and tanks to optimize operations with respect to tank fluctuations. It is the ultimate decision support tool for achieving optimal results. Innovyze is very proud to continue to partner in Boulder’s success.”