US Eighth Greenest City Adopts InfoSWMM

Innovyze Vanguard Smart Network Modeling Will Enhance Sewer Infrastructure Management for Orlando, Florida

Innovyze has announced that the City of Orlando, Florida, has chosen InfoSWMM, the firm’s industry-leading solution for geocentric smart wastewater network modeling. The software will serve as an enhancement to help further the development of the comprehensive ArcGIS-centric (Esri, Redlands, CA) approach used to manage the City’s sanitary sewer system.

Nicknamed “The City Beautiful,” Orlando is located in Central Florida. With a population of over 238,000, it is the fifth largest city in Florida and the state’s largest inland city. Its Wastewater Division operates and maintains over 800 miles of sanitary sewers and over 200 lift stations.

“We chose InfoSWMM for its comprehensive sanitary sewer collection system modeling and robust simulation capabilities,” said Vince Genco, P.E., Civil Engineer III for the City. “The program seamlessly integrates with our standard Esri-based GIS platform and is backed by excellent technical support. That represents a winning combination for us.”

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 (GIS-centric risk-based analytics-driven asset management), and RDII Analyst (rainfall-dependent inflow and infiltration planning and analysis).

“GIS-centric smart network modeling software solutions can transform 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 Orlando is especially well-equipped to make full use of these advantages, and our company is proud to contribute to its success.”