• What if Hurricane Harvey had hit San Antonio?

    Over eight days in August 2017, category 4 Hurricane Harvey dropped more than 50 inches of rainfall over Houston, Texas, making it the most significant rainfall event in US history since the USGS began keeping records in the 1880s. Just 200 miles away, water professionals and politicians in San Antonio asked themselves: “What if the…


  • Helping ISG make a smooth migration from XPSWMM to InfoWorks ICM

    ISG is a nationally recognized, 100% employee-owned, multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm with a diverse portfolio of water-related work throughout the Midwest US that extends from watershed planning to urban redesign and everything in between. This year, they celebrate their 50th year in business. After being diligent users of XPSWMM for many years,…


  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission uses InfoWorks ICM to model a combined system

    The San Francisco Public Utility Commission (SFPUC) owns and operates close to 1,000 miles of sewer mains, 3 treatment facilities, 200 million gallons of storage, 26 pump stations and 36 combined sewer discharge outfalls. Interestingly, it is the only coastal city in California with a combined sewer system that collects and treats both wastewater and…


  • Central San reduces need for capacity planning by 30% with InfoWorks ICM

    The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District – called “Central San” by the locals – is one of the larger water systems in the San Francisco Bay region. Located about 30 miles east of San Francisco, the district is responsible for the collection and treatment of wastewater for half a million residents and 3,000+ businesses, cleaning…


  • Hunter Water: using InfoWorks WS Pro to help undertake an important yearly risk analysis

    Hunter Water Corporation (HWC) is the second largest water and sewerage utility corporation in New South Wales. This state-owned corporation has been operating since 1892 and serves a population of almost 600,000 people spread across 6,671 square kilometres in the areas of Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Dungog, and small parts of Singleton.…


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    FSR vs FEH: Which rainfall theory should I use?

    Which rainfall theory should I use when designing and simulating drainage networks for the UK – FSR or FEH? At the support desk for InfoDrainage, we frequently hear this question. For drainage designs to be valid, they have to meet the no-surcharge, no-flood criteria. Pipes have to be sized adequately and effective storage solutions need to be…


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    AI for water: 10 ways AI is changing the water industry

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its mark on the water industry, powering intelligent operations using machine learning to optimize resource use and operational budgets for organizations.


  • A day in the life with predictive control

    In water treatment, a lot of our daily decisions depend on variables that are constantly changing. What the weather is like, whether a pump is out of service and –  perhaps most importantly –  the characteristics of influent waters. Adverse events usually require us to operate our systems in unusual ways. Naturally, our risk-averse instincts may…


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    Everything you need to know about the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for the water sector

    After much debate, delay, compromise, and – finally – voting, the US Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed. This $1.2 trillion act comes not a moment too soon. For years, organizations like ASCE have graded the US infrastructure as a ‘D’ (currently a notch up at C-) and have estimated more than $4.5…


  • InfoDrainage 2021.6 update

    InfoDrainage 2021.6 is the sixth installment of new and improved features being brought to the water industry this year, and our development team has just implemented updates that include a few requested features. Premium Tier license First, we’ve launched our Premium Tier license, which offers the ability to demonstrate overland flow paths for exceedance events…