Clark Public Utilities, WA Selects Innovyze Advanced GIS-Centric Smart Water Network Modeling Technology

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Clark Public Utilities, Washington, has chosen the company’s industry-leading InfoWater Executive Suite to support its large-scale, enterprise-wide geospatial water distribution network modeling and management needs.

Ranked highest in customer satisfaction among mid-sized electric utilities in the West by JD Power for eight years in a row, Clark Public Utilities is a customer-owned utility providing electric and water services in Clark County, Washington. The utility provides electric service to more than 192,000 customers and water service to more than 31,000 homes and businesses. Its water system comprises 788 miles of pipes, 35 wells, and 51 booster stations covering a service area of 220 square miles.

“We were very impressed with the InfoWater Executive Suite portfolio of powerful modeling solutions and its seamless ArcGIS integration,” said Russ Knutson, P.E., Civil Engineer for Clark Public Utilities. “We will use InfoWater to build and calibrate an all-pipe geocentric dynamic model of our water distribution system to help us address critical planning, design, operational and water quality issues with maximum effectiveness while optimizing our capital improvement and operational expenditure programs.”

Unlike competing products, InfoWater’s innovative network modeling technology addresses every facet of utility infrastructure management and protection — delivering the highest rate of return in the industry. 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 dynamic water quality simulations, valve criticality and energy cost analysis to pressure zone management and advanced Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm optimization, the 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, operation, capital planning and asset management extensions. Among these critical applications are IWLive (real-time modeling and forecasting); InfoWater UDF (unidirectional flushing); CapPlan (risk-based capital planning); InfoMaster and InfoMaster Mobile (asset integrity management and condition assessment); InfoWater MSX (multi-species water quality modeling); InfoWater BTX (event/particle backtracking); InfoSurge (surge/transient analysis and design); Sustainability (carbon footprint calculation); BalanceNet (real-time energy management and operations optimization); PressureWatch (real-time network hydraulic integrity monitoring); QualWatch (real-time network water quality integrity monitoring); SCADAWatch (real-time business intelligence and performance monitoring); DemandWatch (water demand forecasting); and DemandAnalyst (real-time water demand and diurnal pattern estimations).

“Progressive utilities all over the world continue to recognize the benefits of Innovyze advanced geospatial smart water network modeling technology,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Innovation Officer of Innovyze. “InfoWater’s remarkable success is due to its combination of powerful advantages: proven capabilities, rich features set, state-of-the-art optimization, seamless GIS data exchange capabilities, short learning curve and track record of successful implementation. All these factors set it apart from the competition by enabling users to complete better projects faster than ever before, with a whole new level of interactivity. This gives them an unbeatable competitive advantage and helps them to thrive. We are proud that Clark Public Utilities has made us a partner of choice in its continued pursuit of engineering excellence and environmental stewardship.”