Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that North East Water (NEW), Victoria, Australia, has selected InfoWorks WS and InfoWorks ICM SE to assist in developing its new Urban Water Strategy.
North East Water provides water and wastewater services to an estimated population of 106,739 people in 41 localities in North East Victoria across an area of 20,000 square kilometers. It operates 21 water treatment plants (excluding dosing stations) with a number of disinfection booster facilities, as well as 20 wastewater treatment facilities throughout the region. It manages and maintains 1,738 kilometers of potable water reticulation which supplies 49,114 customer and 1,175 kilometers of sewer reticulation servicing 44,780 connections.
“NEW sought to update and modernize its water reticulation and sewerage reticulation modelling capabilities to align with industry best practice,” noted Peter Slocomb, Engineering Coordinator - Growth Planning for North East Water. “The transition to InfoWorks ICM SE aligns with the Corporation’s Inflow and Infiltration Study project, which involves, amongst other things, a review of the performance of the Wodonga, Wangaratta, Benalla and Yarrawonga sewerage systems. These systems will be assessed against Section 35(1) of the Victorian State Government’s State Environment Protection Policy (Waters of Victoria), which seeks to achieve containment of sewage flows up to the one in five year storm event. The building and calibration of the sewerage reticulation models needed to assess compliance gives the Corporation an opportunity to use these models for scenario development to assess various containment strategies. It also gives the Corporation the tools to explore least-cost options for growth planning into the future.
The transition to InfoWorks WS gives NEW the opportunity to modernize its water reticulation models for all its towns using modern information technologies such as GIS, billing data and digital terrain models (i.e. LiDAR). Utilization of GIS data will make it possible for NEW to continuously update its water reticulation models when network extensions occur and these are recorded in the GIS. The software will allow for growth planning and system optimization, taking full advantage of available system controls and electricity tariff structures.” Mr. Slocomb added that Innovyze’s strong market penetration in the Victorian water sector also gives NEW opportunities to participate in local user group meetings and training.
InfoWater WS combines sophisticated network modeling, predictive analytics, systems dynamics, business planning and optimization functionality, enabling utilities to make informed planning, design and management decisions with confidence. The software comes equipped with everything water utility owner-operators need to best plan, design, operate, secure and sustain their water transmission and distribution systems, giving them an accurate view of their performance, from fire flow and dynamic water quality simulations, valve criticality and energy cost analysis to leakage and DMA management.
InfoWorks ICM SE is a fully dynamic sewer network modeling solution whose fast, accurate and unconditionally stable implicit numerical solution scheme provides a high degree of confidence in simulation results. The software can be used to model any complex sanitary, storm and combined sewer system, offering complete hydrology, hydraulic and water quality simulation along with sophisticated real-time control (RTC) modeling capabilities.
“The Innovyze family of smart network modeling and management solutions continues to be the standard for the world’s largest and most prominent water and wastewater utilities,” 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. “The selection by NEW further confirms that utilities that invest in Innovyze technology gain a technological advantage that leads to measurable improvements in productivity, system performance, and customer satisfaction at maximum cost savings. Our superior high-performance software will help NEW engineers create and manage sustainable and resilient wet infrastructure, even under the most challenging conditions.”
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasian, East Asian and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. Backed by unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate, and sustain highly efficient and resilient infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.
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