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Washington’s Sixth-Largest City Switches to InfoSWMM for Geocentric Wastewater Modeling


MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, today announced that the City of Everett, Washington, 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 City’s wastewater collection system. The selection further substantiates MWH Soft’s leadership position in geospatial hydraulic infrastructure management in North America.

Everett chose InfoSWMM software over competing offerings because it delivers powerful geocentric modeling functionality, excellent performance, and ease of use in an affordable package. Across the continent, the accelerated adoption rate of MWH Soft geospatial technology continues to reflect a powerful trend among wastewater utilities and progressive engineering firms toward MWH Soft products. The shift 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 brief learning curve. Other attractions include InfoSWMM’s intuitive and engineer-friendly user interface, advanced optimization capabilities, comprehensive solution set, and superior technical support.

The City of Everett is the county seat of Snohomish County, Washington. Located about 25 miles north of Seattle, this Pacific Rim city situated on Port Gardner Bay features some of the best salmon and steelhead fishing in the world. It is also the manufacturing site of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Everett’s wastewater system provides sewage collection and treatment for over 136,000 people via a network of over 345 miles of sewer collection pipe and twenty-nine pumping stations. The City already uses MWH Soft software to model its drinking water distribution systems.

“We chose InfoSWMM for its breadth of capabilities, seamless GIS integration, ease of use, and superb technical support,” said Souheil Nasr, PE, Principal Engineer for Everett’s Department of Public Works. “In addition, the move will allow us to standardize our GIS geodatabases to be compatible with both our water and sewer modeling software. InfoSWMM is not only fully compatible with USEPA SWMM5, but runs within our standard ArcGIS platform — a winning combination. By utilizing EPA SWMM equations, InfoSWMM more closely reflects hydrologic characteristics for the City of Everett. InfoSWMM’s automated calibration tool makes it easier and more efficient to calibrate our model to what we see in the field. And since the software is used by many of our engineering consultants, it’s easy to review, share and analyze designs and improvement alternatives with these consultants.”

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.

“The City of Everett is a marvel of quality engineering and efficient operation,” said Trent Schade, PE, Senior Client Service Manager and National Urban Drainage Technology Leader for MWH Soft. “MWH Soft pursues the same goals, always working to give customers more, easier-to-use capabilities than they expect. Our mission is to equip them with the tools for any challenge.”

“Utility leaders like Everett 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 their competitors in in-depth evaluations — proving that what we say about our technology is consistent with how it performs. Because our products are so powerful in solving many of the analysis, design and business challenges facing water and wastewater utilities, they sell themselves. Backed by our unparalleled customer support, they also deliver dramatic value. Everett has developed a reputation for modeling excellence, smart engineering, and vanguard GIS technology. We are proud that it has expanded MWH Soft’s role as its solution partner, and we look forward to participating in the City’s continued 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, GIS and Internet enabled products created by MWH Soft empower thousands of engineers across the globe to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, maintain and operate highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems. For more information, call MWH Soft at (626) 568-6868, or visit


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