CH2M HILL Selected to Support Development of Mohawk Valley Water Authority Enterprise GIS
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CH2M HILL Selected to Support Development of Mohawk Valley Water Authority Enterprise GIS

Denver, October 12, 2006 - CH2M HILL’s Enterprise Spatial Solutions (ESS) business today announced it has been awarded a $400k contract by the Mohawk Valley Water Authority (MVWA) in Utica, NY to provide spatial application development, data capture and modeling services. These services will support the development of an enterprise geographic information system (GIS) and business model of the MVWA water distribution system.

CH2M HILL’s efforts on this project will support MVWA by: The MVWA owns and operates a water supply, treatment, transmission and distribution system that provides an average of 20 million gallons of drinking water to more than 125,000 residents in the Greater Utica New York area. The service area includes an estimated 700 miles of pipe, 26 storage tanks, five reservoirs and 24 pumping stations. Because of the IDSE completion timeframe, the MVWA is accelerating GIS and hydraulic modeling efforts to ensure requirements are met.

“CH2M HILL’s experience successfully managing technology projects, combined with the firm’s success in developing enterprise spatial systems and hydraulic models successfully addresses MVWA’s needs for this project,” said Sue Lior, vice president, CH2M HILL Enterprise Spatial Solutions. “We look forward to partnering with MVWA to successfully deliver this project, and to working with them to ensure compliance.”

CH2M HILL has conducted similar work in the past for the City of Philadelphia Water Department, the City of Dayton and the Evesham Municipal Utilities Authority in New Jersey. The firm will use iWater, Inc. as a sub-consultant in this effort.

CH2M HILL ESS leverages 30 years of business consulting, geographic information system (GIS), computer-aided design (CAD), global positioning systems (GPS) and relational database management system (RDBMS) experience to help organizations create an enterprise view of its spatial data, assets and facilities. The CH2M HILL ESS team of GIS and IT specialists design, customize and fully integrate the visualization power of spatial technology with all location-related corporate information systems including supply chain management, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), logistics, and asset management.

The firm’s Enterprise Spatial Solutions business is just a part of an integrated suite of CH2M HILL capabilities. Leveraging additional expertise contained in the firm, CH2M HILL has the ability to not only solve a client’s spatial needs but also leverage collaboration technologies within an enterprise (Enterprise Collaboration Solutions), define an enterprise information strategy (Enterprise Information Strategies), manage and/or host IT infrastructure (Managed Services) or deliver advanced wireless solutions. All of these lines of business are part of CH2M HILL‘s Communications and Information Solutions business group. For more, visit


CH2M HILL Enterprise Spatial Solutions, a global leader in spatial technology integration and business consulting, fuses the power of spatial information with a company’s existing information systems and data to create powerful business solutions. The result is faster, better business decision-making; more efficient asset and supply chain management; efficient security and emergency response; and streamlining of many other critical business functions. For more, visit

Headquartered in Denver, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global firm providing engineering, construction, operations, and related technical services to public and private clients. With more than $3 billion in revenue, CH2M HILL is an industry leading program management, construction management for fee, and design firm, as ranked by Engineering-News Record (2005). The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of transportation, water, energy, environment, communications, construction, and industrial facilities. CH2M HILL has more than 14,500 employees in 200 offices worldwide.

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