Water Optimization Specialists

Saving municipalities millions by using intelligent algorithms to drive the most value from water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure investments

WCS Engineering is the recognized leader in applying Optimatics’ technology to optimize water system capital improvement plans. Let our experts guide you through the advanced application of AI decision support software for water infrastructure planning.

Billion Dollars of Infrastructure Optimized

Billion Dollars Savings Identified


Objectives achieved in first 40-50% capital expenditure


Average objectives achieved in first 60-70% Capital Expenditure

Billion Dollars Infrastructure Optimized

Billion Dollars Savings Identified

City of Bend, Oregon

“WCS provided expertise in the use of optimization and was able to help save our community over $40 million of capital investment.

What We Do

Planning and Modeling

From model build and calibration to trial-and-error alternatives analysis and master planning, our team has extensive experience in a range of traditional planning and modeling strategies.

CIP Optimization

Our highly refined procedure helps municipalities analyze thousands of capital and operational improvement alternatives to clearly determine solutions that meet stakeholder objectives at least cost.

CIP Prioritization

Combining engineering judgment with results of the optimization software to prioritize investment, we identify the sequence of implementation to achieve the greatest improvement in system performance within the available budget and timeline.  

Firm Overview


United States, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil

Operating Since



Optimatics, CHI, DHI, InfoWorks, Bentley, ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, PowerBI, Tableau, Python, R, JavaScript.

WCS Engineering is the industry leader applying optimization technology to develop best-case solutions for water, wastewater, and stormwater capital improvement plans. Our innovative problem-solvers are dedicated to working closely with clients in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil to identify the best possible improvement plans to fit their budget and schedule.

WCS founder Joel Wilson pioneered the development and application of the wastewater version of Optimizer™, the advanced genetic algorithm optimization technology from Optimatics. Today, our team of experts is applying best-practice use of the technology to guide municipalities, urban developers, and engineers to identify maximum return on investment solutions for their system needs. We have completed some of the most complex projects using Optimatics’ software. But we don’t just run the software – we ensure that every client has a clear understanding of how to interpret and implement the results.

Genetic Algorithm (GA) Optimization is an advanced modeling technology that applies AI and cloud computing to analyze thousands of capital improvement alternatives. With this many possibilities, clients need an advanced decision support platform and a team experienced in the use of that platform.

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