WSSC Selects Envista Coordination for Infrastructure Work
Envista Corporation, a provider of Web-based software for infrastructure project coordination, announced the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has now deployed Envista's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application. WSSC serves 1.8 million customers in a 1,000 square mile area.
Software subscribers leverage the real-time exchange of planning information to synchronize construction and maintenance projects for roadway and pipeline replacement projects. WSSC will manage thousands of miles of infrastructure using a visual, map-based solution that flags project conflicts for immediate decision-making. WSSC maintains a network of nearly 5,400 miles of sewer pipeline, and 5,500 miles of fresh water pipeline. Nearly 25 percent (about 1,380 miles) of the pipeline network is more than 50 years old and is being upgraded by the utility.
“Coordinating our infrastructure renewal projects with the ongoing work of counties, municipalities, and other utilities has been very challenging,” states Marcia Tucker, group leader, Infrastructure Systems Group at WSSC. “Too often we arrive at a worksite where another government agency has just finished paving. We either have to repave a brand new road, which is costly and inconveniences residents, or we have to delay the project. We expect Envista to eliminate that problem by allowing us to coordinate our projects with others’ well in advance. Everyone will be more efficient and will share in the cost-saving.”