Aqua America, Inc., a publicly traded water and wastewater company headquartered in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, provides water and wastewater services to approximately three million residents in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, New York, Indiana, Florida, Virginia, Maine, Missouri, and South Carolina. The company has recently selected ArcGIS Server as the basis of its enterprise-wide geographic information system (GIS). Employees at Aqua America will use the system to access water and wastewater infrastructure data through a Web-based interface in the office or through an ArcGIS Mobile smart client in the field. ArcGIS Server gives Aqua America’s nontechnical users easy, Web-based access to spatial data management, visualization, and analysis abilities.
Aqua America greatly benefits from the change because it improves planning, scheduling, and budgeting processes for its water main renewal program. Also improved are data management and map production as well as hydraulic modeling and planning for engineers.
Melissa Lawrence, Rutgers Student Intern, VERTICES, LLC