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Florida's Largest City/County Expands Relationship with MWH Soft 9.1.04

September 1, 2004
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Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department has selected MWH Soft's H2OMAP Water and H2OMAP Sewer advanced infrastructure analysis and optimization solutions for its enterprise-wide geospatial hydraulic modeling effort.

MWH Soft Inc., a global provider of water resources applications software, announced that the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD), one of the largest water and sewer utilities in the United States, has selected MWH Soft's H2OMAP Water and H2OMAP Sewer advanced infrastructure analysis and optimization solutions for its enterprise-wide geospatial hydraulic modeling effort. The software will support WASD in managing, protecting, and maximizing performance of its $4 billion water and sewer utility system.

Nationally recognized for excellence, WASD is ranked as the sixth largest public utility in the United States, serving most of Miami-Dade's 2.3 million residents on a retail or wholesale basis. Its principal responsibilities are water transmission, treatment, and distribution and sewer collection, treatment and disposal. The Department operates three regional water treatment plants and five smaller plants, with a total rated treatment capacity of 454 million gallons per day (MGD). The water supply for these plants comes from the Biscayne Aquifer through 88 water supply wells, located in 14 separate well fields. The water distribution system consists of 6,836 miles of pipes. The Department also operates three regional wastewater treatment plants with a total rated capacity of 352 MGD. The wastewater collection system consists of 971 sewer pump stations and 3,600 miles of pipes. WASD plans to leverage the powers of H2OMAP Water and Sewer software to support its professional staff in maximizing productivity, improving operational efficiency, increasing competitiveness, reducing risk, and providing the best possible services to its customers.

With direct support to geodatabases, H2OMAP Water and Sewer offer a single, comprehensive GIS-centric solution for managing the most complex water distribution and sewer collections systems. These innovative, easy to use geospatial solutions apply GIS intelligence to engineering-accurate information, coupled with the most advanced numerical computation, genetic algorithm optimization and object-component geospatial technologies in the marketplace. The resulting tools enable users to effortlessly read CAD and GIS datasets; correct network topology problems and data flaws; extract pertinent modeling information; and automatically construct credible network models with astounding speed. Once models have been established, users can easily run and simulate various conditions, pinpoint system deficiencies, and determine the most cost-effective physical and operational improvements to achieve optimum performance and regulatory compliance while improving community relations.

Source: MWH Soft, Aug. 27, 2004

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