City of Trois-Rivières Selects Bentley Water Resources Software To Integrate Data From Diverse Networks

WaterGEMS' and SewerGEMS' Interoperability Eliminates Software Incompatibility Problems While Maintaining Data Integrity

Exton, Pa. - April 12, 2006 - Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that the City of Trois-Rivieres, Canada, has selected Bentley's water resources modeling software to support the operation and management of the city's newly consolidated infrastructure.

Due to recent mergers among six municipalities in Quebec, the water, sewer, and storm drainage networks of the City of Trois-Rivieres encompass nearly 2,000 kilometers of piping. To successfully operate and manage these independently designed networks as a single massive network, the city needed to:

Seamlessly integrate the data from three separate network models and diverse databases
Develop accurate hydraulic models of the networks in order to meet the new water management requirements imposed by Quebec's Environment Quality Act.

"To effectively develop the hydraulic models the Environmental Quality Act requires, the city needed a water resources modeling solution capable of interoperating with MicroStation, ArcGIS, and AutoCAD," said Jérôme Lavoie, head of technical services, City of Trois-Rivieres. "After an extensive evaluation, we determined that Bentley's WaterGEMS and SewerGEMS are the only solutions available that can integrate with all the city's software applications without losing the integrity of the data."

The city also chose WaterGEMS and SewerGEMS because of their ability to efficiently evaluate potential rehabilitation and expansion scenarios. The extensive scenario management capabilities of these products will help the city prioritize its infrastructure spending, improve levels of service, and prevent overflows in the city's sanitary and combined sewers.

City of Trois-Rivieres

Founded in 1634, the City of Trois-Rivieres rapidly grew with the establishment of iron and carpentry industries. Today, the city has a population of 126,000 and is a diverse industrial center that offers its citizens extensive education, research, administration, professional, and health care services. For more information about the City of Trois-Rivieres, visit

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Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of the world's infrastructure. The company's comprehensive portfolio for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With 2005 revenues of $336 million, Bentley is the leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Design 500 and major owner-operators.

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