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Regional Municipality of Durham Adopts MWH Soft Advanced Geocentric Water and Wastewater Modeling Technology


InfoWater and InfoSewer Suites Selected to Optimize Productivity, Capital Planning, and Coordinated Decision Making

Broomfield, Colorado USA, July 12, 2006 - MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, today announced that the Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario, Canada has elected to deploy MWH Soft’s highly acclaimed InfoWater Suite and InfoSewer Suite Pro. The Region plans to make the programs the foundation for a comprehensive ArcGIS-centric (ESRI, Redlands, CA) solution for modeling, managing, operating, and protecting its drinking water and sanitary sewer systems. The selection adds yet another respected name to the growing list of organizations that rely on MWH Soft, the expanding leader in geospatial hydraulic infrastructure management in North America.

Characterized by vibrant urban and rural communities and thriving commercial and industrial sectors, Durham is located in the economic center of Ontario, just east of the City of Toronto. It is part of the Golden Horseshoe, an economic powerhouse stretching around the western end of Lake Ontario. One of the fastest-growing communities in Canada, the Regional Municipality of Durham encompasses an area of 2,535 square km and is home to more than 576,000 people. The Region of Durham Works Department provides drinking water to 145,000 customers through a complex system comprising of 6 surface water treatment plants, 21 groundwater wells, 2,223 km of water mains, 20 pumping stations and 22 water storage facilities. It also provides collection services to 140,000 customers through a network of 1,940 km of sewer mains, 49 pumping stations and operates 11 water pollution control plants. The Department plans to harness the power of InfoWater and InfoSewer Suites to optimize productivity, capital planning, and coordinated decision making.

“We’ve been using the powerful MWH Soft H2ONET CAD-based technology for the past three years,” said Christine Dejan, Project Engineer with the Regional Municipality of Durham. “We are delighted that MWH Soft continues to leverage its proven expertise by porting its world-class modeling and optimization capabilities to the rich ArcGIS platform, and confident that the seamless ArcGIS integration, robust and comprehensive functionality and ease of InfoWater and InfoSewer will help us achieve even greater time and cost savings and meet our corporate strategic goals. This makes us both competitive and extremely valuable to our customers.”

Built atop ArcGIS with native geodatabase support, InfoWater and InfoSewer offer a single comprehensive, geocentric solution for analyzing and managing the most complex water distribution and sewer collections systems. A seamlessly integrated geospatial framework applies GIS intelligence to engineering-accurate information, coupled with the most advanced numerical computation, hydraulic transient analysis, genetic algorithm optimization and object-component geospatial technologies in the marketplace. The resulting centralized, multi-function system delivers world-record performance, scalability, reliability, functionality and flexibility within the powerful ArcGIS environment, completely eliminating the need for inefficient, unreliable data synchronization, synching schemes, or middlelink interfaces required by other software. These factors and more translate to increased productivity, reduced costs, greater efficiency, and improved designs - giving water and wastewater utilities a clear competitive advantage.

“A growing number of progressive utilities and engineering consulting firms throughout Canada are choosing to partner with MWH Soft because of their products’ unparalleled reputation, their customer satisfaction rate, and the overall strength of the company,” said Christopher W. Baxter, Ph.D, President of HYDRANNT Consulting in Port Coquitlam, B.C., Canada. “MWH Soft geocentric technologies are the only comprehensive solutions on the market that combine powerful ArcGIS functionalities with superior modeling and optimization capabilities - tools utility professionals need to get their jobs done faster and more efficiently than ever before. The accelerated adoption rates of these products are a clear indication of the unique value and unsurpassed competitive advantage they offer users.”

“Our primary objective with both InfoWater and InfoSewer was to stay very customer-focused and give users exactly what they’ve asked us for - outstanding performance, ease of use, seamless interoperability, powerful features, rich functionality, great support,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D, President and COO of MWH Soft. “The Regional Municipality of Durham is known for its outstanding customer service. We’re confident that the technological advancements of InfoWater and InfoSewer will support its ongoing drive for innovation and help build a solid foundation for its success in the decades to come.”

About MWH Soft
MWH Soft is a leading global provider of technical and infrastructure software and professional solutions designed to meet the technological needs of utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest North American cities and ENR top design firms. The multifaceted, state-of-the-art CAD and GIS enabled products created by MWH Soft empower thousands of engineers across the globe to competitively manage, design, and operate highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems. For more information, call MWH Soft at (626) 568-6868, or visit


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