City of La Palma Selects IDModeling?s Sedarū to Drive its Smart Water Enterprise

Last week, IDModeling, Inc., announced it has been selected by the City of La Palma, Calif., to deploy its flagship smart water network software, Sedarū. The industry?s real-time solution to connect organizational data, systems and people across the water enterprise, Sedarū leverages IDModeling?s proven hydraulic, asset and operational management analytics so utilities can anticipate water operations, understand impacts and solve problems for energy, quality, water resource and asset management initiatives.

The City of La Palma?s Water Division is responsible for providing high quality drinking water to its residents and businesses. The primary source of the city?s water supply comes directly from the local groundwater basin managed by the Orange County Water District, with supplemental supply purchased from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California through the Municipal Water District of Orange County.

?We see great potential in IDModeling?s Sedarū to connect our people and our data for better decision making,” said James Tsumura, La Palma?s Water Supervisor. ?Today, everything is done based on experience, and on paper, making it difficult to look at history. What Sedarū does really fits into bringing the agency into the modern day.?

Sedarū will connect the staff of the La Palma Water Division to a broad range of systems, including Esri-based geographic information systems (GIS), asset management, hydraulic modeling and Neptune Technology Group?s advanced meter infrastructure (AMI). Sedarū synthesizes this real-time information, and places findable, shareable, and actionable role-based analytics into the hands of employees, from the office to the field. As example, water meter usage, error codes, backflow and leak events will be delivered to Water Division staff for immediate detection and proactive resolution.

?Crews will be able to access usage data and share it; all while they?re onsite working with our customers. We?re expecting that to be a big timesaver,? added Tsumura.

Sedarū will also serve the La Palma Water Division as a predictive, operational tool allowing them to access and run their hydraulic model. Previously only used by their engineering consultant, Sedarū unlocks the city?s water system model as an easy-to-use, predictive tool that utility staff can immediately benefit from. This will allow the Water Division to anticipate the impact of water system maintenance and operations for both planned and unplanned events.

?Many times the information we get doesn?t reflect what we see in the field. With the help of our hydraulic model we will be able to prove there is nothing wrong with a specific asset, and that it?s doing what it?s supposed to be doing,? said Tsumura.

??We?re excited to support the City of La Palma by empowering its Water Division with a cost-effective, practical, and fully-connected operating platform that elevates the data and experience already at the utility into a unifying, connected app for all to benefit from,? said IDModeling?s CEO Paul Hauffen. ?Sedarū leverages data from all of the Water Division?s systems ? as well as the practical experience of its entire staff ? to deliver both immediate operational value and long-term system management benefits.?

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