Broomfield, Colo. — The City of Orlando, Fla., selected InfoSWMM from Innovyze to help further develop the ArcGIS-centric approach used to manage the city’s sanitary sewer system. With a population of more than 238,000, Orlando is the fifth largest city in Florida and the state’s largest inland city. Its Wastewater Division operates and maintains over 800 miles of sanitary sewers and over 200 lift stations.


“We chose InfoSWMM for its comprehensive sanitary sewer collection system modeling and robust simulation capabilities,” said Vince Genco, P.E., Civil Engineer III for the City. “The program seamlessly integrates with our standard Esri-based GIS platform and is backed by excellent technical support. That represents a winning combination for us.”


A complete ArcGIS-centric urban drainage modeling solution, the full-featured InfoSWMM analysis and design program delivers the highest rate of return in the industry, Innovyze said. All operations of a typical sewer system — from analysis and design to management functions such as water quality assessment, pollution prediction, sediment transport and deposition, urban flooding, real-time control, and record keeping — are addressed in a single, fully integrated geoengineering environment. The program’s hydraulic and water quality computational engine is based on an enhanced version of the latest U.S. EPA SWMM 5, which is certified by FEMA.


InfoSWMM also serves as a base platform for advanced modeling; operational, short-term, long range and capital planning; urban stormwater treatment and analysis; and analytics-driven asset management extensions. Some of these critical applications include InfoSWMM 2D (two-dimensional surface flood modeling), SWMMLive (real-time urban drainage modeling), CapPlan (risk-based capital planning and asset performance modeling), InfoSWMM Sustain (optimal selection, placement and sizing of green infrastructure), InfoSWMM SFEM (dynamic sewer flow estimation model), InfoMaster (GIS-centric risk-based analytics-driven asset management), and RDII Analyst (rainfall-dependent inflow and infiltration planning and analysis).


“GIS-centric smart network modeling software solutions can transform the business performance of utilities worldwide, helping them proactively operate, manage and sustain their sewer collection systems,” noted Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Innovation Officer of Innovyze. “InfoSWMM gives users the complete and powerful toolset they need to make fast, reliable planning, design, management and operational decisions while maximizing profitability. The City of Orlando is especially well-equipped to make full use of these advantages, and our company is proud to contribute to its success.”