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Metropolitan district of Connecticut to use InfoSWMM

BROOMFIELD, CO, Jun 11, 2009 – MWH Soft, provider of environmental and water resources applications software, announced that the Metropolitan District of Connecticut (MDC), has chosen MWH Soft’s industry-leading InfoSWMM Executive Suite software for its advanced wastewater and storm water modelling. The decision equips MDC with the most technologically advanced ArcGIS-centric (ESRI, Redlands CA) software platform available for modelling, designing and managing its wastewater infrastructure.
Since 1929, MDC has managed the Hartford, Connecticut, region’s water and sewer systems, which were developed in the 1850’s. As the region has expanded, investments in the system have increased sewer capacity and wastewater treatment capabilities that minimize the impact of sewage on area waterways. To further improve the area’s water quality and help protect the health and safety of citizens during storm events, MDC has now embarked on the $1 billion Clean Water Project.
The project includes three basic elements:
• Reduction of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) with the Hartford central sewer system,
• Elimination of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) in the sanitary sewers of five adjacent towns and
• Nitrogen reduction.
The existing sewer systems have more than 38 CSOs and eight active SSOs which release a total of over a billion gallons of wastewater to area waterways. More than 50 times a year, over 30 miles of the Connecticut River are impacted by untreated sewage during storm events.