Bethlehem selects SCADAConnect from Bentley's Haestad Methods line

The City of Bethlehem, Pa., is managing its water distribution network with SCADAConnect, from Bentley System Inc.'s Haestad Methods product line. Software to automate hydraulic modeling and SCADA data exchange...

EXTON, PA, Dec. 20, 2004 -- Bentley Systems Inc. announced that the city of Bethlehem, Pa., is now managing its water distribution network with SCADAConnect, from Bentley's Haestad Methods product line.

SCADAConnect automates real-time and historical data exchange between the city's hydraulic model and its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. Municipal engineers and modelers get fast access to the data they need to more effectively monitor their water and wastewater network's daily performance.

"It's useful for helping us acquire live SCADA data and perform modeling exercises for the city's water distribution network," said Carl F. Newswanger, water utility engineer for the city of Bethlehem. "Since deploying SCADAConnect, we have been able to use it, along with our WaterGEMS hydraulic network model, to better manage the city's daily water supply." Also from the Haestad Methods product line, WaterGEMS is an advanced engineering software program for managing water distribution modeling and geospatial applications.

Prior to using SCADAConnect, direct access to the city's SCADA data was limited -- requiring a time-consuming, potentially error-prone manual transfer of data between departments. With the new software system, the data query and transfer process has been reduced to a single mouse click. It works with most major commercial SCADA systems and can be fully customized to meet the requirements of individual users.

The city of Bethlehem supplies water to approximately 110,000 residents in and around Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, providing an average of 17.5 million gallons of water every day to its customers. For more information, visit

Bentley's Haestad Methods ( line of engineering software products for water, wastewater, and stormwater management includes WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, WaterSAFE, HAMMER, Darwin Calibrator, Darwin Designer, SewerCAD, SewerGEMS, StormCAD, StormGEMS, SwmmGEMS, CivilStorm, PondPack, GISConnect, SCADAConnect, FlexUnits, PumpMaster, FlowMaster, CulvertMaster, and HEC-Pack.

About Bentley
Bentley Systems Inc. ( provides software for the lifecycle of the world's infrastructure. The company's comprehensive portfolio for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial vertical markets spans architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With 2003 revenues reaching $260 million, Bentley is the leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Design 500 and major owner-operators.


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