ARCADIA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IDModeling, Inc., a leading global provider of smart water network software and services, has been selected by California's East Orange County Water District (EOCWD) to deploy its flagship software, Sedaru. The industry's real-time solution to connect various systems across today's utilities, Sedaru leverages IDModeling's successful hydraulic modeling infrastructure so that water industry professionals can anticipate water operations, understand impacts and solve problems for energy, quality, water resource, and asset management initiatives.
Formed in 1961 to provide imported county water and augment limited ground water, EOCWD supplies wholesale water to approximately 100,000 customers through several smaller agencies, including Tustin, Orange, Golden State Water Company and the Irvine Ranch Water District. In addition, the District serves another 1,200 residential accounts in a "retail zone."
"Since our motto is 'frugal government', we've chosen Sedaru software to maximize our technology and help mitigate the cost of water," said Lisa Ohlund, District general manager. "We only have five full-time employees, so our techs in the field also serve as customer service representatives. We needed to get them customer data while they were in the field, as well as GIS information."
Utilizing Sedaru, District personnel are able to call up current customer data and historical maintenance information in the field on a tablet. "Sedaru eliminates paperwork. Operators can get on an iPad to access information to complete tasks. All the information that operators need is at their fingertips. It saves time," said Jerry Mendzer, Superintendent of Maintenance and Operations.
Perhaps most exciting to EOCWD is the software's ability to leverage IDModeling's hydraulic modeling data: "With Sedaru, we'll be able to run scenarios before we perform an action – such as which valve to close in an emergency – minimizing the effect upon our customers and the rest of the system," stated Ohlund.
By using Sedaru, all of the District's employees can now apply their institutional knowledge with shared, real-time, analyzed data. Management will be able to monitor key performance indicators and communicate from their tablets or smart phones. Engineers will be able to anticipate events to coordinate prioritized action for operations and CIP. Operations and maintenance will be able to use real-time and predictive alerts, with GIS mapping to address water quality, energy, and emergency events, to and from the field. Also, customer service will be able to communicate with the crews in the field to provide informed answers to customers.
"Sedaru has unlimited potential. It's been a good relationship and we look forward to continuing it," said Mendzer. "With Sedaru, the future looks very bright."
"We're proud to help utilities such as East Orange County Water District maximize the power of their people and data," said IDModeling Founder, President and CEO Paul Hauffen. "IDModeling's water utility veterans understand the challenges of accessing, applying, analyzing and predicting system data – all at once. With the ability to share current, relevant information across utility departments in real-time, today's utilities can now generate faster ROI and contribute to their bottom line."
About IDModeling, Inc.: Infrastructure Data Modeling (IDM) delivers next-generation network management software and services for the smart water industry to build the world's water network. IDM connects the past and models the present to prepare for the future, with fully-connected, real-time, user-friendly products designed to bring immediate value to its customers. IDM operates Sedaru® as a service (SaaS) for utilities to access information, communicate across the organization, and simulate performance of their water systems. To learn more, please call (626) 244-0700, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit: www.sedaru.com.
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CONTACT: Paul Hauffen - (626) 244-0700Source:IDModeling, Inc