Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati Drives Revolution in Smart Asset Management

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Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati Drives Revolution in Smart Asset Management
Multifaceted Approach Will Optimize Maintenance and Repair Operations, Decrease Operational Costs,
Improve Efficiency and Extend Lifespan of Critical Assets
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, November 12, 2013 — 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 SewerArcGIS andCityworks 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 ArcGISInfoMaster 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.

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