Aurora selects Innovyze asset management software

Innovyze has announced that the City of Aurora, Colorado’s third-largest city, has selected its InfoMaster software for use in prioritizing the operations and maintenance activities of its drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage systems.

The City of Aurora serves more than 360,000 customers within a 145-sq-mile area. Its distribution system comprises 1,622 miles of pipes, ranging in size from 6 in. to 72 in.; its sanitary sewer system comprises 1,050 miles of pipes, ranging from 6 in. to 48 in.; and its storm drain system consists of 384 miles of pipes, ranging from 6 in. to 120 in.

InfoMaster helps us better understand the condition and performance of our drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage systems,” said Sarah Young, Aurora Water Planning Services Manager. “It also enables us to solve our most critical infrastructure problems, reduce renewal and maintenance costs, and improve reliability and customer service.”

Certified by NASSCO PACP, MACP and LACP, InfoMaster is the leading ArcGIS-centric software choice for utilities faced with rehabilitating, strengthening and optimizing their water and wastewater infrastructures. It can accurately estimate both the likelihood and consequence of failure for each individual pipe in the network, as well as their aging processes, lifetimes and structural and functional failure potential and distribution over time. This critical information greatly assist utilities in assessing their pipes’ propensity to fail, identifying critical ones (more prone to failure), prioritizing their inspection and determining rehabilitation requirements. InfoMaster facilitates a proactive approach to identifying and managing these high-risk assets to help preserve structural integrity and keep the network operating well into the future. It also eliminates reactive maintenance: waiting for pipe failures to occur before repairing. This proactive “fix before break” approach can help utilities extend the useful life of their assets and improve their performance at maximum savings.

The software also serves as a base platform for advanced asset management extensions including InfoMaster LCCA (Life Cycle Cost Analysis). InfoMaster LCCA lets utilities conduct a wide-ranging risk-based economic life cycle cost analysis to determine the optimal replacement date for each pipe in the network. This enables users to ensure the smartest distribution of dollars spent on replacement and repair of their assets. It also helps them create reliable, cost-effective, risk-based capital improvement plans that enhance operational efficiency and quality of service and keep assets performing at peak condition while making the most of limited budgets.Innovyze

“Strong asset performance modeling and capital planning capabilities are critical components of a smart enterprise asset management strategy,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, Chief Executive Officer of Innovyze.

InfoMaster delivers detailed, accurate analyses and comprehensive custom reports that help utility managers make better, more informed decisions on when to repair, replace, or rehabilitate their critical water and sewer network assets; improve pipe inspection; reduce renewal and maintenance costs; and optimize efficiency as well as hydraulic and water quality performance. It also supports them in developing reliable long-term funding strategies for such projects. These advantages help utilities ensure the ongoing sustainability and resiliency of their infrastructures and their ability to deliver the required level of service at the lowest cost. As a key component of this complex synthesis, Innovyze is proud to continue to be a part of Aurora’s success.”

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