City of Lawrence, Kansas, Adopts InfoSWMM

Innovyze has announced that the City of Lawrence, Kansas, has chosen InfoSWMM, the firm’s industry-leading solution for geocentric smart wastewater network modeling. The software will enhance the development of the City’s comprehensive ArcGIS-centric (Esri, Redlands, CA) approach to managing its wastewater collection system.

Lawrence is the sixth-largest city in Kansas, with a population of 92,000. Located in the northeastern part of the state, it is a college town, home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. Its collection system and treatment facilities include a network of over 400 miles of gravity sewers, 33 pumping stations and force mains, three peak flow storage basins, over 10,000 manholes, and a wastewater treatment plant. Gravity sewer sizes range from 6-inch to 48-inch diameters.

“We chose InfoSWMM for its comprehensive wastewater collection system modeling capabilities and ease of use,” said Philip Ciesielski, P.E., Assistant Director of Utilities. “The program also seamlessly integrates with our standard ArcGIS platform and fully meshes with our InfoWater water system modeling solution. It’s also backed by excellent technical support.”

A complete ArcGIS-centric urban drainage modeling solution, the full-featured InfoSWMM analysis and design program delivers the highest rate of return in the industry. All operations of a typical sewer system — from analysis and design to management functions such as water quality assessment, pollution prediction, sediment transport and deposition, urban flooding, real-time control, and record keeping — are addressed in a single, fully integrated geoengineering environment. The program’s powerful hydraulic and water quality computational engine is based on an enhanced version of the latest USEPA SWMM 5, which is certified by FEMA. These features and more deliver an enhanced modeling experience and greater realism of displayed results — advantages that translate to increased productivity, reduced costs, higher accuracy, better efficiency, and improved designs.

InfoSWMM also serves as a robust base platform for advanced modeling; operational, short-term, long range and capital planning; urban stormwater treatment and analysis; and analytics-driven asset management extensions. Some of these critical applications include InfoSWMM 2D (two-dimensional surface flood modeling), SWMMLive (real-time urban drainage modeling), CapPlan (risk-based capital planning and asset performance modeling), InfoSWMM Sustain (optimal selection, placement and sizing of green infrastructure), InfoSWMM SFEM (dynamic sewer flow estimation model), InfoMaster and InfoMaster Mobile (risk-based asset integrity management and condition assessment), InfoMaster LCCA (optimal life cycle cost scheduling of pipe replacement and rehabilitation), and RDII Analyst (rainfall-dependent inflow and infiltration planning and analysis).

“GIS-centric smart network modeling software solutions are transforming the business performance of utilities worldwide, helping them proactively operate, manage and sustain their sewer collection systems,” noted Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Innovation Officer of Innovyze. “InfoSWMM gives users the complete and powerful toolset they need to make fast, reliable planning, design, management and operational decisions while maximizing profitability. The City of Lawrence is especially well-equipped to make full use of these advantages, and our company is proud to contribute to its success.”