Oregon’s Largest Public Utility Switches to MWH Soft Advanced Geospatial Technology
Eugene Water & Electric Board Adopts InfoWater Suite After Benchmark Testing Demonstrates Superior Performance Advantages
Broomfield, Colorado USA, March 1, 2006 - MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, today announced that Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), Oregon’s largest public utility, has switched to MWH Soft InfoWater Suite, thereby gaining exponential performance improvement to support its large-scale enterprise-wide geospatial hydraulic modeling. The move further reinforces MWH Soft’s market-leading position in advanced water infrastructure modeling and optimization solutions.
A recipient of numerous awards, including “Best Water in the Nation” by Organic Style magazine, EWEB serves approximately 200,000 people and businesses within a 238 square mile boundary through a network of nearly 745 miles of distribution mains and 35 miles of transmission pipelines. The system’s 27 covered reservoirs store a combined capacity of 97.5 million gallons. The utility draws its water from the McKenzie River and channels it to its full-treatment plant - the largest in Oregon, with a capacity of 72 million gallons per day. InfoWater Suite will replace EWEB’s existing modeling system with a comprehensive, easy-to-use ArcGIS-centric (ESRI, Redlands, CA) solution for managing its drinking water infrastructure.
“We learned first-hand that the benefits of a technological investment cannot be reaped unless the solution is easy to learn and use, and is backed by quality support,” said Brad Taylor, Water Resource and System Planner for the Eugene Water & Electric Board. “InfoWater Suite’s comprehensive functionality, speed, ease of use, seamless ArcGIS interface, reliability and outstanding technical support are legendary in our industry. We are excited by its broad range of powerful modeling and optimization capabilities - tools that will play a vital role in our decision making process and help us optimize our capital improvement program and system operations to benefit our customers.”
Unlike competing products, the innovative network modeling technology of the MWH Soft geospatial software suite addresses every facet of water utility infrastructure management, optimization and protection - delivering the highest rate of return in the industry. Built atop ArcGIS, InfoWater Suite seamlessly integrates advanced water distribution network hydraulic, water quality and optimization functionality with the latest generation of industry-leading GIS technology.
The suite effortlessly reads GIS datasets; corrects network topology problems and data flaws; extracts pertinent modeling information; and automatically constructs, skeletonizes, loads, calibrates and generates optimized solutions with astounding speed. The result is performance modeling that sets new levels of scalability, reliability, functionality and flexibility within the powerful ArcGIS environment, completely eliminating the need for inefficient, unreliable data synchronization and synching schemes or middle link interfaces required by other software. Using these advanced tools, water utilities can easily simulate and evaluate various operating conditions; pinpoint system deficiencies; and determine the most cost-effective improvements to achieve optimum performance, ensure regulatory compliance, and meet new security challenges.
“Companies all over the world continue to recognize the benefits of geocentric modeling,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D, President and COO of MWH Soft. “As the leader in the mainstream geospatial water resources modeling market, MWH Soft is pleased to be working with industry leaders like EWEB. InfoWater’s ease of use and powerful modeling will help this much-honored utility continue to pursue quality initiatives and reach new heights of engineering and operational excellence. We look forward to participating in EWEB’s success.”
About MWH Soft
MWH Soft is a leading global provider of technical and infrastructure software and professional solutions designed to meet the technological needs of utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest North American cities and ENR top design firms. The multifaceted, state-of-the-art CAD and GIS enabled products created by MWH Soft, empower thousands of engineers across the globe to competitively manage, design, and operate highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems. For more information, call MWH Soft at (626) 568-6868, or visit www.mwhsoft.com.
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