MWH Soft Inc., a global provider of water resources applications software, announced that the Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) has chosen MWH Soft InfoWater and InfoSewer ArcGIS-based (ESRI, Redlands, CA) technology as the geospatial infrastructure modeling and management solution for its water distribution and sewer collection systems. The selection is the latest confirmation of MWH Soft's market-leading momentum in advanced geospatial hydraulic infrastructure modeling solutions in North America.

Recognized worldwide as a leader in water reclamation and conservation programs, the IRWD serves a population of 316,000 in southern central Orange County, California. Its 133 square mile service area covers the city of Irvine; portions of the cities of Tustin, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Orange, and Lake Forest; and some unincorporated areas of Orange County. The District operates and maintains over 1,000 miles of water mains and 636 miles of sewer mains. IRWD plans to leverage the powers of InfoWater and InfoSewer software for its enterprise-wide GIS-integrated infrastructure modeling and management programs, supporting its comprehensive water and wastewater master planning effort and optimizing capital improvement projects.

Built atop ArcGIS with native geodatabase support, InfoWater and InfoSewer offer a single comprehensive, GIS-centric solution for analyzing and managing the most complex water distribution and sewer collections systems. A seamlessly integrated geospatial framework applies 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 centralized, multi-function system enables 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 water and wastewater utilities a clear competitive advantage.

Source: MWH, Sept. 21, 2004