Lakewood Water District, WA, Selects Innovyze Advanced GIS-Centric Smart Water Network Modeling Technology

Innovyze, a global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Lakewood Water District (District), Washington, has chosen the company’s industry-leading and award-winning InfoWater to support its large-scale, enterprise-wide geospatial water distribution network modeling and management needs.

The District serves 65,000 retail customers and 55,000 wholesale customers for a total population of 120,000. Its sole source of water is from underground aquifers, water-bearing strata of permeable rock, sand, or gravel. No surface water, desalinated water, or recycled water is used. The District has a total of 32 (30 active) wells, which together provide a maximum production capacity of approximately 30 million gallons per day (mgd), with a total water right capacity to pump up to over 60 mgd. Its water network comprises 256 miles of water mains and 13 water tanks, with a total storage capacity of 27,300,000 gallons.

“InfoWater’s power and simplicity allow engineers and GIS professionals to work synergistically and reliably share critical modeling information,” said Kevin Wyckoff, GIS Technician for the District. “The software’s seamless ArcGIS integration, rich functionality, and comprehensive modeling capabilities make it a real value for our District. It will help us address critical planning, design, operational and water quality issues with maximum effectiveness while optimizing our capital improvement and sustainability 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) and winner of the ArcGIS for Desktop Based Application Award, 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 transmission and distribution systems.

The software also serves as a base platform for advanced smart network modeling, 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 (risk-based asset integrity management and condition assessment); InfoMaster LCCA (optimal life cycle cost scheduling of pipe replacement and rehabilitation); 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 Lakewood Water District has made us a partner of choice in its continued pursuit of engineering excellence and environmental stewardship.”