This item has been moved to mature support. Capabilities replaced with Water Distribution Data Management for ArcGIS Enterprise.


Configure Utility Network for Water

Water Distribution Utility Network Foundation can be used to manage water systems to start a utility network implementation. It provides a data model to make a utility network behave like a water system and a framework to accelerate deployment.

This solution provides the foundational water distribution utility network schema as well as a streamlined implementation of utility network services to power data management, analysis, and map viewing apps and integrations.

Learn about working with Utility network services.


The Water Distribution Utility Network Foundation template is a starting place to implement a utility network for a water distribution system. The included information model represents water pipes and equipment as a utility network. The provided information model is not intended to include every possible variation of pipes and equipment. Most organizations will extend the provided information model to represent how their water systems are constructed, and to integrate with other information systems.

The Water Distribution Utility Network Foundation template will change as new capabilities are added to the utility network and best practices evolve. It is important to understand that you are not required to upgrade your implementation to stay in sync with changes to the Water Distribution Utility Network Foundation. Remember the Water Distribution Utility Network Foundation is a starting point and your implementation will branch away from it.

When considering whether to migrate your implementation to a newer version of the Water Distribution Utility Foundation, it is important to understand that migration may entail a significant amount of work and expense. As a matter of best practice, you should identify the benefits of migrating to a new version of the Water Distribution Utility Network Foundation and evaluate the benefits against the work and expense. Only if there is a significant positive benefit should you consider upgrading.


Below are the release dates and version information for the water distribution data model and its ArcGIS platform compatibility.

Date Version Description
March 2020 3.4
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.5 and ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.
February 2020 3.3
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.5 and Utility Network Release 3.
October 2019 3.2
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.4, Utility Network Release 3, and ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7.1.
June 2019 3.0
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.4 and Utility Network Release 3.
January 2019 2.0.1
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.3 and Utility Network Release 2.
June 2018 2.0
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.2 and Utility Network Release 2.
January 2018 1.0
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.1 and Utility Network Release 1.

Configuration workflow

You can configure a utility network for water distribution and begin using the network to support common workflows at your organization in four steps.

  1. Create and configure a utility network using the Utility Network Package Tools and Esri's asset package for water distribution. Once the base model has been applied to a utility network, evaluate the gaps and extend your implementation. Sample data is provided.
  2. Post process and publish your utility network layer to Portal for ArcGIS. With the services based architecture that powers the utility network, the published utility network layer will be the service that your organization uses to manage, analyze, and work with the new utility network.
  3. Deploy focused solutions designed to address common workflows at your organization. Using the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool, these maps and apps will automatically be configured to use your published utility network layer.
  4. Get maps and apps in the hands of your users. Share the maps and apps deployed with the appropriate members of your organization. Your organization can then use these maps and apps to streamline common workflows at your utility.

Get started with the Water Distribution Utility Network Foundation