Vermont’s Largest Regional Public Water Supplier Chooses Innovyze Advanced GIS-Centric Smart Water Network Modeling Technology

Industry-Leading InfoWater Deployed to Support Master Planning Effort

Innovyze has announced that Champlain Water District (CWD), Vermont, has chosen the company’s industry-leading and award-winning InfoWater to support its master planning effort.

CWD supplies drinking water and fire protection to twelve municipal water systems: South Burlington, Shelburne, Williston, Essex Town, Essex Junction, Village of Jericho, Winooski, Milton, Colchester Fire District #1, Colchester Fire District #3, Colchester Town, and the Malletts Bay Water Company. CWD functions as the wholesale supply reservoir from which approximately 70,000 people and associated businesses obtain high quality water for domestic, commercial, industrial, and fire protection needs. Known for its high-quality drinking water, CWD was the first water supplier in North America to receive the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Partnership for Safe Water Program’s Excellence in Water Treatment Award, in 1999. It is presently one of 13 water utilities to have attained this level of water treatment optimization. The District was also the recipient of the AWWA 2015 “Best of the Best” People’s Choice Water Taste Test.

“InfoWater is a critical component of our Twenty-Year Master Plan,” said Richard Pratt, P.E., Assistant General Manager for CWD. “The software’s comprehensive hydraulic and water quality modeling and simulation capabilities and its seamless GIS integration will help us improve our water system efficiency and performance, and ensure that we continue to best serve our customers.”

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 transmission and 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 Technical 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 strong track record of successful implementation. All these factors set it apart from the competition, 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 CWD has made us a partner of choice in its continued pursuit of water quality excellence and environmental stewardship.”