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Get started with the Water Distribution Utility Network: An Overview

To help organizations get started with representing a water distribution system as a utility network, Esri provides free ArcGIS Solutions for Water. Here are the key components for getting started with a Water Distribution Utility Network using the latest version of the solution:

The Water Distribution Utility Network Foundation

  1. Get to know the Water Distribution Utility Network Foundation through this StoryMap.
  2. Get started with the Foundation by accessing the documentation. Follow the setup steps from the Get Started tab.

These steps will guide you through installing the tools required to deploy and configure the solution on your ArcGIS Enterprise portal using the asset package. This asset package defines the schema for common water components and the rules to define network behavior.

Included with the Foundation is a water data model. It configures the utility network to include all the feature classes, asset groups and asset types, rules, and other network properties to get started with a utility network. A data dictionary displays how each feature class was designed, with an overview of the fields and asset groups included.

We suggest you test the solution using the complimentary sample data prior to applying it on a subset of your own data. In this way, you can first gather insight on the solution and how it can be tailored to your specific needs. When you will be ready to use your own data, take a look at our Water Distribution Utility Network Data Loading template and the Data Migration Workbench for help with this process.

Water Distribution Utility Network

The Water Distribution Utility Network Editor

  1. Get to know the Water Distribution Utility Network Editor through this StoryMap.
  2. Get started with the Editor by accessing the documentation. Follow the setup steps from the Get Started tab.

These steps include details on how to deploy the solution on your ArcGIS Enterprise portal and configuring the Water Distribution Editor map for ArcGIS Pro with additional feature templates specific to the creation of assets common to your water utility. Also take a look at editing workflow examples in the Help section.

What is Tracing?

Utility network tracing capabilities allow you to analyze the paths in your network.

Tracing

About the author

As a Solutions Engineer on the Utility Solutions team, I focus on developing industry specific templates for Water, Gas, Electric, and Telco. These templates provide examples of data schemas, maps, apps, and tools for common utility workflows. To learn more visit the ArcGIS Solutions site at https://solutions.arcgis.com/

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