Florida’s Second-Largest County Switches to MWH Soft Advanced Geospatial Technology
MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, today announced that Broward County Water and Wastewater Services (BWWS), Florida, has chosen MWH Soft’s InfoWater Suite and InfoSWMM Suite software to replace its existing modeling solution. The suites will serve as the foundation for developing a comprehensive ArcGIS-centric (ESRI, Redlands, CA) solution for managing the County’s drinking water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems. The selection further substantiates MWH Soft’s leadership in geospatial hydraulic infrastructure management in the North American market.
Serving Florida’s second-largest county, BWWS provides retail water and sewer services for over 50,000 customers, regional wastewater services for over 600,000 citizens, and storm water and canal management services supporting aquifer recharge and flood management throughout Broward County. It operates and maintains 600 miles of distribution mains, 340 miles of gravity sewer, 190 lift stations, and 70 miles of force main sewer. The number of new customers increases by 1 percent per year. The County has received a number of prestigious industry honors, including one of the nation’s top utility management awards, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies Platinum Award for Sustained Competitiveness Achievement. BWWS will use InfoWater and InfoSWMM to review and plan for water and wastewater service to existing and new growth areas, and identify the most cost-effective infrastructure servicing strategies.
Built atop ArcGIS with native geodatabase support, InfoWater and InfoSWMM offer a single comprehensive, ArcGIS-centric solution for analyzing and managing the most complex water distribution and sewer collections systems. A seamlessly integrated geospatial framework applies GIS intelligence to engineering-accurate information, coupled with the most advanced numerical computation, genetic algorithm optimization and object-component geospatial technologies in the marketplace. The result is a centralized, multi-function system that enables world-record performance, scalability, reliability, functionality and flexibility within the powerful ArcGIS environment, completely eliminating the need for inefficient, unreliable data synchronization, synching schemes, or middlelink interfaces required by other software. These factors and more translate to increased productivity, reduced costs, greater efficiency, and improved designs — giving water and wastewater utilities a clear competitive advantage.
“InfoWater and InfoSWMM integrate seamlessly with our GIS and offer comprehensive modeling and optimization capabilities that give us confidence in the reliability of our designs and system improvement and operational strategies,” said Steven W. Uhrick, PE, BWWS Planning and Development Manager. “Having the assurance that our Capital Improvement Program will deliver on our promises at maximum savings will allow us to continue optimizing designs, better serving and forging closer ties with our customers, and strengthening our reputation in an extremely competitive industry.”
“BWWS views technology as a strategic asset — one that can help the County achieve its business and technical goals faster while maintaining tight control over costs,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D, President and COO of MWH Soft. “InfoWater and InfoSWMM offer by far the best all-around geocentric modeling and management capabilities, maximizing the value of an enterprise’s geospatial and modeling data to facilitate faster and more informed decision making and enhanced operations. We’re proud that a utility with such advanced GIS and engineering organizations — and such an accomplished track record — has invested in MWH Soft software. We’re very excited to participate in the utility’s enduring success.”
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