Major Northern California District Chooses InfoWorks ICM For Advanced Smart Water Network Modeling
Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Looks to Innovyze Solution to Manage Complex Wastewater Network
Innovyze, a leading global innovator of intelligent business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, recently announced that the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (CCCSD) in California has selected InfoWorks ICM to meet its complex dynamic sewer modeling requirements. With this purchase, the District gains access to the most advanced and comprehensive collection system modeling and management applications in the industry.
Central Contra Costa Sanitary District serves nearly a half million residents and businesses in 13 cities and towns covering 146 square miles (378 km2). It owns and operates a sewer collection system consisting of approximately 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of sanitary sewer mains, 45,000 manholes, more than 50 diversion structures and 19 lift stations—conveying on average 45 million gallons (170,000 m3) per day.
“CCCSD is committed to continually improving our system and finding the most economical ways to improve its performance,” noted Justin Waples, Assistant Engineer, Collection System Planner. “The geography of our district and rapid population growth over the last 60 years has resulted in a system with complex hydraulics most software packages cannot handle. InfoWorks ICM also gives us the enterprise features needed to manage a large model. The tight integration of our Esri GIS for updates and data flagging allows us to confidently model with data from a variety of sources.”
A hallmark of InfoWorks ICM is its dynamic integration of one-dimensional hydrodynamic simulation of flows in rivers, open channels, and pipe networks with two-dimensional hydrodynamic simulation of surface flooding in the urban environment and river floodplain. This industry-leading software provides a powerful solution for simultaneously modeling belowground and aboveground elements of catchments to accurately represent all flow paths and improve understanding of the processes occurring in the holistic environment. The software also takes into account interactions of natural and man-made environments and effectively simulates the water quality impact of polluting runoff and effluent from urban areas. Such advanced capabilities greatly enhance wastewater utilities’ ability to predict overflows; support cost-effective drainage design and management; develop online urban flooding forecasts; conceive and evaluate sound and reliable urban catchment strategies such as storm sewer separation, active real-time control, and provision of adequate additional storage; and improve the operation of any drainage system.
As a sophisticated tool for importing, tracking, and auditing large amounts of highly complex data, InfoWorks ICM allows the development of cost-effective, innovative solutions to engineering challenges as well as a complete understanding of the processes involved. Multiple simulations can be scheduled across a pool of workstations with results returned to a single location, making for highly effective use of computing resources.
“We are proud to add CCCSD as the latest leading sewer utility to switch to InfoWorks ICM,” said J. Erick Heath, P.E., Innovyze Vice President and Director of Americas Operations. “This vanguard product has proven to be the top choice of collection system engineers charged with planning, designing, operating, and sustaining safe and reliable drainage systems and protecting the public health and our waterways.”
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 industries, 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, visit www.innovyze.com.