City of Salamanca water utility implements WaterGEMS™ and SewerCAD® technology

Dec. 19, 2002
Haestad Methods has begun a water resources modeling project with Mexico-based City of Salamanca Public Utilities, in cooperation with the State Water Commission of Guanajuato.

WATERBURY, Conn., Dec. 19, 2002 -- Haestad Methods has announced the implementation of a strategic water resources modeling project with Mexico-based City of Salamanca Public Utilities, in cooperation with the State Water Commission of Guanajuato.

In addition to Haestad Methods' WaterGEMS™ (Geographic Engineering Modeling System) and SewerCAD® software licenses, the contract also includes superior services for building, calibrating, and simulating models.

With Haestad Methods' state-of-the-art technology, training, and the ClientCare® maintenance program, the City of Salamanca will be able to significantly improve its water resources infrastructure to promote water recycling and decrease water losses. This project began in early November with customized on-site training in water distribution and sewer systems modeling and design at the city's water utility headquarters.

According to the City of Salamanca: "Information systems integration is our main goal for this ambitious project. After reviewing other products on the market, we found that WaterGEMS offers the best hydraulic modeling solution for GIS, SCADA, and our commercial system integration," said Raul Rodriguez, General Manager for the City of Salamanca Water Utility. "WaterGEMS' innovative modeling services for data extraction, model building, calibration, and current scenario simulations make it easy for our engineers to develop the most accurate and cost-effective networks."

Interest by Latin American utilities continues to increase, following several recent continuing education courses in the region including Manizales, Colombia; Monterrey, Puebla, and Cancun, Mexico; and Santiago, Chile. Haestad Methods is currently working on preparing details for future programs in this region as demand continues to intensify.

"WaterGEMS' new and powerful tools, such as Skelebrator™, LoadBuilder™, and TRex™, allow us to work with our clients to solve their hydraulic modeling needs in a personalized way," said Andres Gutierrez, Latin America Strategic Account Manager for Haestad Methods. "We are pleased to be supporting the City of Salamanca in attaining its high standards for water and wastewater management and look forward to continuing to serve this highly motivated region."

City of Salamanca Public Utilities:

The City of Salamanca Public Utilities treats and supplies water and sewer capacity to more than 200,000 people in Salamanca, Mexico. The City of Salamanca Public Utilities takes pride in using the latest technology to provide safe potable water and sewage coverage to its clients.

State Water Commission of Guanajuato:

The State Water Commission of Guanajuato (CEAG) is the most advanced water management institution in Mexico. Some of the main objectives of the commission include planning for the water sector in the state and supporting the municipal water utilities. CEAG is actively promoting a new water-culture in the state and is improving water management efficiency. For more information, visit http://www.guanajuato.gob.mx/ceag.

About Haestad Methods:

Founded in 1979, Haestad Methods provides more than 125,000 civil engineers in over 170 countries with hydrologic and hydraulic computer modeling applications, continuing education workshops, and textbooks.

For more information, call Haestad Methods at 1-800-727-6555 (USA and Canada) or 203-755-1666 (worldwide), e-mail [email protected], or visit http://www.haestad.com, http://www.watersecurity.org, or http://www.civilquiz.com.

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