Metropolitan Sewer District of Cincinnati Drives Revolution in Asset Management

via Innovyze

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced that the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio, (MSD) has selected the company’s industry-leading InfoMaster Sewer to complete its enterprise smart asset management solution, built around ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA) and Cityworks (Azteca Systems Inc., Sandy, UT). The move will provide the District with a comprehensive, intuitive GIS-centric solution for data collection and management, risk- and condition-based maintenance planning, predictive analytics, and decision analysis.

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati is the publicly-operated wastewater utility serving 43 out of 49 Hamilton County, Ohio political subdivisions, as well as parts of the three adjacent counties of Butler, Clermont, and Warren. It has a ratepayer base of approximately 230,000 residential and commercial users and operates seven major wastewater treatment plants and more than 120 pump stations. MSD provides sewerage collection and treatment services to an area covering approximately more than 290 square miles, containing over 200,000 separate sewer connections which tie into approximately 3,000 miles of sanitary and combined sewers. To optimize its capital improvement program and maintain the highest level of customer service, MSD initiated a comprehensive enterprise asset management solution aimed at getting the most for its investment. The multifaceted geocentric solution uses ArcGIS to collect and manage asset information, Cityworks to schedule and track work orders, and InfoMaster Sewer to plan and phase system improvements and develop funding strategy.

“We wanted to combine the best GIS-centric asset management technologies to create an enterprise solution that would allow us to operate more efficiently, provide quality utility services and reduce long-term costs,” states Michael Pittinger, P.E., Wastewater Collection Superintendent for MSD. “InfoMaster Sewer, ArcGIS and Cityworks build on and strengthen each other’s capabilities and functionalities. The final result is a powerful, intelligent, easy-to-use decision support system that is tightly integrated with our existing GIS asset data, allowing us to effectively manage all aspects of our wastewater infrastructure and optimize rehabilitation and renewal spending.”

Built atop ArcGIS, InfoMaster Sewer gives utilities critical insight into all enterprise assets, their conditions and work processes, facilitating significantly better planning and control. It lets them use powerful business analytics and smart network modeling capabilities in new ways to drive higher productivity and quality while managing costs and increasing operational flexibility. Armed with these capabilities, utilities can create well-engineered condition- and risk-based capital improvement plans, optimize their infrastructures and keep them operating well into the future. InfoMaster Sewer includes components to run on desktop, web, tablet, and smartphone environments. The software is NASSCO PACP, MACP and LACP V6.0 certified.

“A strong asset performance modeling and capital planning tool is a critical component of a complete smart enterprise asset management solution,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “The powerful combination of ArcGIS, Cityworks and InfoMaster Sewer helps utility managers make better decisions on when to repair, replace, or rehabilitate their critical assets and supports them in developing reliable long-term funding strategies for these projects. This helps utilities ensure the long-term sustainability of their infrastructures and ongoing ability to deliver the required level of service at the lowest lifecycle cost. Innovyze is proud to participate in MSD’s success as a key component of this synthesis.”

About Innovyze
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasian, East Asian 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 www.innovyze.com.

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