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Tennessee’ Seventh-Largest City Switches to MWH Soft Advanced Geospatial Technology


InfoSewer Pro Suite to Support Jackson Energy Authority Enterprise GIS Infrastructure Modeling and Management

Broomfield, Colorado USA, June 2008 — MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, today announced that Jackson Energy Authority (JEA), Tennessee, has elected to replace its existing sewer modeling solution with InfoSewer Pro Suite geocentric software. The program, chosen following a competitive review, will provide key support for the utility’s GIS-based hydraulic modeling initiative. The selection substantiates MWH Soft’s undisputed leadership position in geospatial hydraulic infrastructure modeling and management.

Jackson Energy Authority provides water, wastewater, natural gas, electric, propane and telecommunication services in the Jackson/Madison County community. Its sewer collection system comprises over 500 miles of mains and 80 pump stations. A leader in the use of technology in the utility industry, JEA plans to use MWH Soft’s InfoSewer Pro Suite to screen and evaluate cost-effective wastewater infrastructure management strategies aimed at effectively accommodating continued community growth, maintaining regulatory requirements, and improving operations. The selection validates the experience of customers worldwide who are finding MWH Soft geospatial technology to be the most comprehensive and easy-to-use GIS-based modeling and management system in the mid-price range, offering broader functionality and a better solution than competitive systems.

“Value and versatility are a winning combination in true geocentric modeling, and InfoSewer has it,” said Rowland Fisher, P.E., Wastewater System Engineer for JEA. “So many advantages made it the logical choice for our comprehensive enterprise GIS modeling solution. Ease of use, flexibility, affordability, seamless GIS integration, functionality and performance, a solid track record of successful implementation, and an outstanding customer satisfaction rate are just a few.”

Built atop ArcGIS (ESRI, Redlands, CA) with native geodatabase support, InfoSewer offers a single comprehensive, GIS-centric solution for analyzing and managing the most complex sewer collections systems. Developed and supported by industry experts, the program is used by municipal engineers, consultants, and planners worldwide to create detailed, accurate models of sanitary and storm sewer collection systems. These models enable users to assess the effect of new developments, zoning changes, and other additional loads on system flows. They also help pinpoint current and future problem areas; determine how best to restore capacity lost to infiltration and inflow with the least rehabilitation; predict unwanted overflow events and backups; develop sound, cost-effective improvement alternatives; meet environmental regulations; and enhance community relations.

The program offers fast, comprehensive hydraulic and dynamic water quality computational capabilities, including steady-state analysis using various peaking factors, automated system design, and sophisticated dynamic modeling that considers flow attenuation, time of concentration, and source tracing. Additional capabilities include pollutant, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), sediment transport/deposition, hydrogen sulfide and corrosion modeling.

“JEA clearly understands how to leverage sewer modeling and GIS information to its competitive advantage,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D, President and COO of MWH Soft. “The Authority’s decision to enlist MWH Soft in solving a crucial enterprise-wide challenge further validates our approach to helping utility companies worldwide use geospatial and modeling data to optimize system performance, enhance management effectiveness, and better serve customers. We’re proud to know that our InfoSewer solution will help JEA build a foundation for success in the decades to come.”


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