Category Archives: InfoWater

Introduction to InfoWater SA

InfoWater SA not only provides almost all capabilities of InfoWater as a hydraulic modeling tool for drinking water systems, but also offers an outstanding interface for better user-experience. InfoWater SA is a Stand Alone software package, which was not built … Continue reading

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Fireflow Part 1: Basics

Fireflows are an integral part of the Hydraulic modeling process and provide a means to calibrate your model.  Fireflow represents the amount of water available in a network for fire protection purposes apart from the amount of water used in … Continue reading

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Using Float Valves as Altitude Valves in InfoWater, H2ONET, or H2OMAP Water

Float valves are one valve type available to use within the InfoWater, H2ONET or H2OMAP Water software that may not be as widely used as more common valve types such as a Pressure Reducing Valves (PRVs) or a Flow Control Valves … Continue reading

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Introduction to System Curves – Basic Hydraulic Considerations

System curves can be a very powerful tool for an engineer to use when designing a new pump station or evaluating an existing pump station as they allow the engineer to see where the pump will operate along it’s pump … Continue reading

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Creating a “zero byte” MXD file to use with any version of ArcGIS

One of the challenges sometimes faced when sharing any of Innovyze non-workgroup products that run in ArcGIS such as InfoWater, InfoMaster, InfoSewer, and InfoSWMM is when different users are using different versions of ArcGIS.  When you attempt to open a model that was saved … Continue reading

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Addressing ArcGIS (and InfoWater) versioning when sharing InfoWater models

One of the challenges sometimes faced when sharing models is when the ArcGIS version is different as ArcGIS will give an error if you try to open a newer version of an ArcGIS .MXD file in an older version of … Continue reading

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InfoWater 2D – The Comprehensive Solution for Water Main Breaks

When a water main breaks, the utility has to figure out an emergency response plan within a short period of time. Numerous analyses including hydraulic simulation are required to answer the following questions: How to isolate the broken water main? … Continue reading

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What’s New in InfoWater Version 12

  V12 New Feature — Pipe Break/Leak Modeling InfoWater can explicitly model water main breaks or rupture and large leaks. Breaks can be specified for any pipe in the network along with their location, size, and time of occurrence. Pipe Leak … Continue reading

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Throttle Control Valves – A few clarifying notes on their use in InfoWater, H2OMAP, and H2ONET

Throttle control valves are one feature within the software that may or may not get used as much by different modelers as other valve types, but are another tool that in the modeler’s toolbox that can be used. Due to … Continue reading

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How to fix an InfoWater, InfoSewer, or InfoSWMM model that will not initialize

One issue that we periodically see come across the help line at Innovyze support is an issue where the user is unable to initialize the model when they open their model in ArcGIS. When opening the model in either InfoWater, … Continue reading

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