• Wastewater Network Planning and Design

    Protecting public health and sustaining our environment

Wastewater Network Planning and Design Solution

Effective system planning requires that wastewater utilities consider a wide range of uncertainty regarding future conditions, from aging infrastructure to population shifts to climate change. Using hydraulic modeling and wastewater GIS you can balance service priorities against risks and costs to mitigate against adverse environmental, public health, and economic impacts.
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  • Analyze and visualize utilities networks

    • Use GIS tools to create buffers, overlays, joins, thematic maps, dynamic labels, reports, and queries. Perform radial, upstream/downstream, shortest/multiple/redundant path traces for flow, conduit, and cathodic protection networks. Analyze and report on leaks for an area or the entire network.
  • Design sanitary sewers

    • Minimize capital investments by simply entering your design restrictions: velocities, slopes, cover depths, and pipe and manhole matching offsets. SewerCAD/SewerGEMS recommends the most cost-effective pipe sizes and invert elevations, avoiding unnecessary pipe trench excavation, while meeting design restrictions.​​
  • Design wastewater networks

    • Layout sewer, storm, and combined sewer/storm networks. Achieve engineering-grade precision with MicroStation-based smart placement and editing. Use 2D profile tools to check elevation grades. Export layouts to other Bentley products to model and analyze the performance of your network design.
  • Develop master plans

    • ​Use a hydraulic model and GIS help to determine the appropriate size and location for pipes, storage, pump stations, and pumps to sustain capacity and supply into the future. Responsibly plan for future population growth, land use change, climate change impact, and ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Estimate material and work costs

    • Get real-time cost feedback on each design decision through dynamic cost estimates. Create detailed cost breakdowns of labor, materials, and equipment at each work location and for the entire design. Compare costs of design alternatives to find the least-cost design meeting the project requirements.
  • Integrate with work management systems

    • Integrate design work with enterprise-level planning to avoid budget and schedule issues. Configure a two-way connection with the most common enterprise work management systems. Use standard message-based interfaces to implement and maintain the integration with less effort.
  • Manage design workflows and approvals

    • Create, assign, manage, and approve work orders in stand-alone mode or through integration with your work management system. Define dashboards and reports to help managers track project status and progress. Avoid delays with automatic status updates, approval requests, and e-mail integration.
  • Monitor and assess network conditions

    • ​Use a wastewater GIS and hydraulic model to monitor and predict the condition and performance of manholes, pipes, and pumps from inspection, incident, and intervention records. After identifying and prioritizing problems, analyze alternative remedial measures and take pro-active corrective actions.
  • Plan system renewal and expansion

    • ​Use a hydraulic model and engineering GIS to analyze, prioritize, and justify renewal, rehabilitation, and replacement decisions based on a combination of historical defects, repair history, and inspection records. Complete master plans to ensure capacity for growth and to comply with regulations.
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Wastewater Collection System Modeling and Design guides you through the model-building process and the practical application of models to address real-world challenges.
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Solution Playbook

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  • OpenRoads Designer
    Product Summary design application for roadway, surveying, drainage, subsurface utilities, successor of InRoads and GEOPAK
    OpenRoads Designer

    OpenRoads Designer is a comprehensive and fully functioned detailed design application for surveying, drainage, subsurface utilities, and roadway design that supersedes all capabilities previously delivered through InRoads, GEOPAK, MX, and PowerCivil.

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    Used By

    Civil Engineer


  • ProjectWise Design Integration
    Product Summary ProjectWise Design Integration
    ProjectWise Design Integration

    Accelerate information worksharing and content reuse for multi-discipline design coordination and collaboration.

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    Used By

    Project Team

  • Bentley OpenUtilities Designer
    Product Summary OpenUtilities Designer
    OpenUtilities Designer

    Speed your utility design with the precision of MicroStation-based layout tools. Cut costs when you design and manage your network in one application.

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    Used By

    Hydraulic Modeler

    Water Network Engineer

    GIS Professional

    Engineering Manager

  • SewerGEMS
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    OpenFlows SewerGEMS

    OpenFlows SewerGEMS streamlines the modeling process to give engineers more time to design, analyze, and operate sanitary or combined conveyance sewer systems.

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    Used By

    Hydraulic Modeler

  • Project Team

  • Civil Engineer

  • Hydraulic Modeler

  • Water Network Engineer

  • Surveyor

  • GIS Professional

  • Engineering Manager