Los Angeles, USA, 01 May 2007: Bentley Systems announced that Aqua Pennsylvania a subsidiary of Aqua America has selected Bentley’s Haestad Methods solutions to model the infrastructure that provides water and wastewater service to approximately 1.4 million residents across Pennsylvania.
Aqua Pennsylvania’s selection of Bentley’s WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS, and WaterCAD products was based on a thorough review by the utility’s modeling engineers, CAD designers, and GIS professionals. Interoperability with AutoCAD and ESRI’s ArcGIS was considered as a key factor in choosing the new modeling platform.
WaterGEMS and SewerGEMS are the only water and wastewater modeling solutions to offer utilities the flexibility of using any of four interoperable platforms within a single product. These modeling platforms include MicroStation, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and a completely updated stand-alone interface providing unprecedented ease of use, speed, and flexibility within a single modeling product.
“Aqua Pennsylvania is undertaking a major effort to integrate GIS and hydraulic modeling of its water distribution networks in Pennsylvania, and to support hydraulic modeling efforts in other Aqua America companies,” said Bill Ross, Aqua America’s vice president, engineering. “As part of that effort, Bentley’s Haestad Methods hydraulic modeling software will play an important role in managing our current and future networks.” For more information about Bentley’s Haestad Methods solutions, visit www.bentley.com/Haestad.
Aqua Pennsylvania is a subsidiary of Aqua America and provides water and wastewater service to approximately 1.4 million residents across the state. Aqua America is a U.S.-based publicly traded water and wastewater utility holding company, serving approximately 2.8 million residents in 13 states. For more information, visit www.aquaamerica.com.