Avon Park Selects Innovyze Advanced GIS-Centric Smart Water Network Modeling Technology


Source: Innovyze

InfoWater Deployed to Improve Capital and Business Planning

Broomfield, Colorado, USA -- Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the City of Avon Park, Florida, has chosen the company’s industry-leading InfoWater to support its large-scale, enterprise-wide geospatial water distribution network modeling and management needs.

Winner of the best-tasting water award in the State of Florida, Avon Park has two interconnected water treatment plants serving 9,000 accounts. The City will use InfoWater to build and calibrate an all-pipe model directly from its GIS to help address critical planning, design, operational and water quality issues with maximum effectiveness while optimizing its capital improvement and operational expenditure programs.

“After creating detailed system maps with GIS, we began looking to develop a comprehensive hydraulic network model of our water distribution system,” said Julian Deleon, P.E., City Manager for Avon Park. “After exploring a range of modeling options, we discovered InfoWater best met our needs for seamless integration with our GIS. Its powerful geoengineering interface, intuitiveness and ease of use greatly facilitate model development, calibration and maintenance. Our future plan includes interfacing the model with our SCADA to help us make smart real-time decisions that optimize energy savings.”

Unlike competing products, InfoWater’s innovative network modeling technology addresses every facet of utility infrastructure management and protection — delivering the highest rate of return in the industry. Built atop ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA), InfoWater seamlessly integrates sophisticated predictive analytics, systems dynamics and optimization functionality directly within the powerful ArcGIS setting. From fire flow and dynamic water quality simulations, valve criticality and energy cost analysis to pressure zone management and advanced Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm optimization, the suite comes equipped with everything water utility owner-operators need to best plan, design, operate, secure and sustain their distribution systems.

The software also serves as a base platform for advanced smart network modeling, operation, capital planning, and asset management extensions. Among these critical applications are IWLive (real-time operations and security); InfoWater UDF (unidirectional flushing); CapPlan (risk-based capital planning); InfoMaster and InfoMaster Mobile (asset integrity management and condition assessment); InfoWater MSX (multi-species modeling); InfoWater BTX (event/particle backtracking); InfoSurge (surge/transient analysis); Sustainability (carbon footprint calculation); BalanceNet (real-time energy management and operations optimization); PressureWatch (real-time network hydraulic integrity monitoring); QualWatch (real-time network water quality integrity monitoring); SCADAWatch (real-time business intelligence and performance monitoring); DemandWatch (water demand forecasting); and DemandAnalyst (real-time water demand and diurnal pattern estimations).

“Progressive utilities all over the world continue to recognize the benefits of Innovyze advanced geospatial smart water network modeling technology,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “InfoWater’s remarkable success is due to its combination of powerful advantages: proven capabilities, rich features set, state-of-the-art optimization, seamless GIS data exchange capabilities, short learning curve and track record of successful implementation. All these factors set it apart from the competition by enabling users to complete better projects faster than ever before, with a whole new level of interactivity. This gives them an unbeatable competitive advantage and helps them to thrive. We are proud that Avon Park has made us a partner of choice in its continued pursuit of engineering excellence and environmental stewardship.”

About Innovyze

Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit

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