Salt Lake City, UT, 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 the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities (SLC Public Utilities), Utah, has selected and deployed the company’s industry-leading and award-winning InfoWater Executive Suite and InfoSurge to support its large-scale, enterprise-wide geospatial water distribution network modeling and management needs. Used in concert, InfoWater and InfoSurge deliver maximum effectiveness in addressing critical design, operational and water quality issues.

SLC Public Utilities provides quality drinking water to approximately 340,000 residents of the City and the east bench of Salt Lake County, including the communities of Cottonwood Heights, Holladay City and Mill Creek Township. It also delivers water to portions of South Salt Lake and Murray. SLC Public Utilities has multiple source waters and redundancy throughout its system, including mountain streams, surface water reservoirs, and a network of groundwater wells and springs. Its water system comprises some 1,400 miles of pipes.

“ArcGIS-centric InfoWater and InfoSurge allow our engineers and GIS professionals to work synergistically and reliably share critical modeling information,” said Nick Kryger, GISP, GIS & IT Administrator for SLC Public Utilities. “In addition, both solutions are very easy to learn and use, and are backed by excellent technical support. They will help us optimize our capital improvement, sustainability and resiliency 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 an unparalleled 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 Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities has made us a partner of choice in its continued pursuit of engineering excellence and environmental stewardship.”