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Las Vegas Valley Water District

Embarking on a transformation: The Southern Nevada Water Authority's journey to tame their vast and complex engineering records

24%

Duplicates eliminated

450hrs

Saved each month

464k

Engineering drawings

Overview

Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) is responsible for the management of the Hoover Dam, and water treatment and delivery for more than 2.1 million residents.

Following a 10-year project to upgrade its facilities, SNWA identified a range of inconsistencies in its engineering data and drawings, making them difficult to find.

The water provider sought to reduce the amount of time everyone spent searching for up-to-date drawings, while enabling real-time collaboration amongst its teams. Read more about their journey with RedEye.

Key Takeaways

Prior to implementing RedEye only 10% of users could easily find the latest drawing changes:

  • 33% of users said it took over 10 minutes.

  • 55% didn’t always trust that the available version was correct 

Using RedEye has significantly improved organizational and in-field productivity

“Time spent searching for drawings went down to two minutes. Our information is now quickly accessible."

Greg Kodweis, Director of Infrastructure Management,
Las Vegas Valley Water District

SNWA pipes website

Challenges

Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) is responsible for water treatment and delivery for more than 2.1 million residents, as well as the management of Hoover Dam. Over a 10-year period, SNWA rehabilitated pumps, replaced the entire electrical system, and completed landscaping and chemical feed piping.

This resulted in a large volume of data in multiple file formats and locations. The inconsistencies led to workforce and document management inefficiencies. Their teams were unable to collaborate in real-time and much of their valuable time was wasted searching for the most accurate drawings. With a large percentage of their workforce retiring soon, it was critical to find a solution that would be quick and efficient to implement.

Solution

RedEye reviewed the data structure and SNWA’s pain points associated with their document management processes.

SNWA’s drawings were streamlined and migrated into RedEye’s advanced cloud-based solution, with minimal impact to the organization. Every drawing received a QR code to give field staff the choice of using a paper copy or electronic version, that are now instantly accessible to the entire organization via mobile devices and computers.

Implementation was successfully completed in phases, prioritizing change management and communication across different departments, teams, and offices.

“We went from 464,000 drawings down to 351,000 by removing direct duplicates - a 24% reduction.”

Greg Kodweis, Director of Infrastructure Management,
Las Vegas Valley Water District

SNWA 2 website

Outcomes

All departments within the organization embraced RedEye, and employees were trained to use the system in only a few months.

Over 500 users across the organization have instant access to drawings and artifacts, with over 14,000 searches performed each month. SNWA’s document management system is now streamlined. The workforce seamlessly updates and records changes within 48 hours, including 550 mark-ups each month.

RedEye’s public API allows SNWA to share electronic drawings with other enterprise platforms. The legal hold functionality saves SNWA a significant amount of time on legal requests, while also enabling SNWA to continue to maintain the latest updates and drawings.

Critical legacy knowledge is now captured and no longer lost as employees retire. Accounting for time savings alone, payback has been less than 12 months.

The ROI for time savings alone was less than 12 months with an estimated 450 man-hours saved per month.

SNWA 3 website (1)

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  • Coronado Curragh
  • El Paso Electric
  • Genesis-Portrait-Logo-Full-Colour
  • Gladstone Area Board GAWB
  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Las Vegas Valley Water District
  • Melbourne Water
  • Metro North Hospital and Health Service
  • New Plymouth District Council Landscape Logo Full Colour
  • OK Tedi Mining
  • Powernet full colour
  • Qld Childrens Hospital
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  • SA Power Networks
  • Senex
  • Snowy Hydro
  • Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • SSR Mining
  • Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service
  • TECO
  • Transpower
  • Transurban logo
  • UrbanUtilities
  • Veolia
  • WestSide
  • Whitehaven
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