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Padre Dam Municipal Water District Adopts InfoSWMM


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Broomfield, Colorado USA, March 8, 2006 - MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, today announced that Padre Dam Municipal Water District (PDMWD), California, has chosen MWH Soft’s InfoSWMM Suite software to replace its existing modeling solution. The suite will serve as the foundation for developing a comprehensive ArcGIS-centric (ESRI, Redlands, CA) solution for managing the District’s wastewater collection system. The selection further substantiates MWH Soft’s leadership position in geospatial hydraulic infrastructure management in North America.

PDMWD’s decision to standardize on InfoSWMM advanced geocentric technology followed an in-depth technical evaluation of a number of commercially available sewer systems modeling packages by key GIS and engineering staff. InfoSWMM suite was selected because it delivers powerful geocentric modeling functionality, excellent performance, and ease of use in an affordable package. The accelerated adoption rate of MWH Soft geospatial technology across the continent reflects a powerful trend among water and wastewater utilities and progressive engineering firms toward MWH Soft products. The move is being driven by a range of compelling factors, including broad functionality, unparalleled GIS integration, full compatibility with the industry standard USEPA SWMM5 and FEMA certified software, interoperability, reliability and brevity of learning curve. Other attractions include InfoSWMM’s intuitive and friendly user interface, advanced optimization capabilities, comprehensive solution set, and superior technical support.

PDMWD is a multi-purpose public utility providing water, wastewater, recycled water and recreation services to more than 130,000 residents in the San Diego suburbs of Santee, El Cajon, Lakeside, Flinn Springs, Harbison Canyon, Blossom Valley, Alpine, Dehesa and Crest. The District operates and maintains over 320 miles of potable water mains, 32 miles of recycled water mains, 160 miles of sewer mains, 26 potable water reservoirs, a recycled water reservoir, 16 water pumping stations, a primary wastewater pumping station for the water recycling facility, and three wastewater lift stations within its approximately 85 square mile service boundary. The district currently uses MWH Soft InfoWater software to model both its potable and recycled water systems.

“We chose InfoSWMM Suite for its powerful hydraulic computational engine, comprehensive modeling, GIS functionality, superior data and scenario management capabilities, ease of use, and superb technical support. In addition, this will allow PDMWD to standardize its GIS geodatabases to be compatible with both MWH Soft’s InfoWater and InfoSWMM software,” said Al Lau, PE, Engineering Manager for PDMWD. “InfoSWMM is also fully compatible with USEPA SWMM5 and runs within our standard ESRI based GIS platform - a winning combination.”

Built atop ArcGIS with native geodatabase support, InfoSWMM is a full-featured urban drainage and sewer network analysis and design program that delivers the highest rate of return in the industry - making it the right choice for organizations that need a complete, powerful sanitary, storm and combined sewer modeling solution. InfoSWMM addresses all the operations of a typical sewer system - from analysis and design to management functions - in a single, fully integrated geoengineering environment. It allows engineers to examine backwater effects and reverse flow, trunk sewers, open channels, complex piping connections, and a comprehensive library of ancillary structures with sophisticated real-time controls. The software delivers 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 wastewater utilities a clear competitive advantage.

“Utility leaders like PDMWD are quick to appreciate the versatility, high performance, and incredibly powerful geospatial modeling, analysis and optimization capabilities of InfoSWMM,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D, President and COO of MWH Soft. “Time and again, MWH Soft comprehensive modeling solutions outperform all their competitors in in-depth customer evaluations - proving that what we say about our technology is consistent with how it performs. Because our products are powerful and valuable solutions that solve many of the analysis, design and business challenges facing the water and wastewater utilities, they sell themselves. Backed by our unparalleled customer support, they also deliver dramatic value. We are proud that PDMWD has expanded MWH Soft’s role as its solution partner, and we look forward to participating in the District’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


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