LA Water System Goes Digital
Established more than 100 years ago, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is the nation's largest municipal utility. Today it delivers reliable, safe water and electricity supplies to more than 4 million residents and businesses in greater Los Angeles. The department serves 716,000 water customers, and along with the electric power division, generates sufficient revenue to finance its own operations. But by the 1980s, the system's age and size were taking a toll on water service staff, and those of the other municipal agencies-- including fire, police, and gas service-- who had to deal with huge paper maps to pinpoint locations of critical infrastructure. Manager of the Water GIS group, Kien Hoang, and his team needed a better solution, one that could be adapted to and interoperable with the Oracle Spatial enterprise GIS storage platform used across water and power groups. The answer was an Autodesk suite of software solutions that is bringing LA's vital water infrastructure into the digital age. Learn how the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the United States' largest municipal utility, uses Autodesk software solutions to complete work faster, reduce data errors, share up-to-date GIS data with employees, and accept and deliver city data in its native format.