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October 24th, 2007
New Mexico’s Second-Largest City Switches to MWH Soft Advanced Geospatial Technology

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MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, today announced that the City of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has chosen MWH Soft’s InfoWater Suite and InfoSewer Suite software to replace its existing modeling solution. The suites will be the foundation for developing a comprehensive ArcGIS-centric (ESRI, Redlands, CA) solution for managing the City’s drinking water infrastructure and sanitary sewer collection system. The selection further substantiates MWH Soft’s leadership position in geospatial hydraulic infrastructure management in the North American market.

After a comprehensive evaluation of several vendor solutions, Las Cruces selected InfoWater and InfoSewer all-in-one water and sewer modeling solution. The software suites were chosen because they deliver powerful geocentric modeling functionality and ease of use in an affordable package. The accelerated adoption rate of MWH Soft geospatial technology across the continent reflects a powerful trend among water and wastewater utilities and progressive engineering firms toward MWH Soft products. The shift is being driven by a range of compelling factors, including unparalleled GIS integration capabilities; interoperability; reliability; brevity of learning curve; powerful, engineer-friendly user interface; comprehensive solutions set; and superior technical support.

The City of Las Cruces, located in the verdant Mesilla Valley in southern New Mexico (about 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas), is the second largest city in the state of New Mexico in terms of population and is bordered by the Organ Mountains on the east and the legendary Rio Grande river on the west. The City has 26,842 water and 24,940 sewer accounts serving approximately 85,000 customers within its 55 square mile boundary. It owns and operates 30 wells that provide about 7 billion gallons of drinking water each year, and collects and treats about 2.5 billion gallons of wastewater each year. The water distribution system comprises approximately 390 miles of transmission and distribution lines, 12 reservoirs and eight pump stations. The collection system consists of approximately 380 miles of collection lines and includes nine lift stations, five permanent odor control stations, and two wastewater treatment facilities.  

Built atop ArcGIS with native geodatabase support, InfoWater and InfoSewer offer a single comprehensive, GIS-centric solution for analyzing and managing the most complex water distribution and sewer collections systems. A seamlessly integrated geospatial framework applies GIS intelligence to engineering-accurate information, coupled with the most advanced numerical computation, genetic algorithm optimization and object-component geospatial technologies in the marketplace. The resulting centralized, multi-function system enables world-record performance, scalability, reliability, functionality and flexibility within the powerful ArcGIS environment, completely eliminating the need for inefficient, unreliable data synchronization, synching schemes, or middlelink interfaces required by other software. These factors and more translate to increased productivity, reduced costs, greater efficiency, and improved designs — giving water and wastewater utilities a clear competitive advantage.

“MWH Soft is committed to helping our industry shift to the advanced GIS-centric hydraulic infrastructure modeling and management paradigm,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D, President and COO of MWH Soft. “We are proud that a growing number of water and wastewater utilities and engineering organizations worldwide are relying on our superior geospatial technology to deploy rigorous, high performance GIS-centric modeling and optimization systems. Clearly, no other solution offers such a powerful combination of functionality, GIS integration, speed, stability, and ease of use in support of better decision making and more economical operations. We are pleased to add a utility with the prestigious brand recognition and reputation of Las Cruces to the growing list of progressive organizations moving to our state-of-the-art geocentric modeling applications. Together, they are helping to make these applications the standard for the US water and wastewater industries — as our solutions help them to thrive.”

“By far, MWH Soft offers the most comprehensive selection of ArcGIS-centric hydraulic modeling and management solutions in the water and wastewater industries,” said J. Erick Heath, P.E., Vice President of Sales and Client Relations at MWH Soft. “We design each of these critical tools to help our customers do their jobs better, faster, easier and at lower cost. We’re proud to know that InfoWater and InfoSewer will be helping Las Cruces build a foundation for success in the decades to come.”

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