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Consulting engineering firm acquires Waterloo-based C3 Water Inc.

Acquisition to provide engineering services to benefit drinking water

November 6, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Toronto – CIMA+, one of Canada’s largest privately-owned consulting engineering firms, has acquired C3 Water Inc., an engineering firm located in the Region of Waterloo that provides services to the municipal water and wastewater industry.

C3 Water plans, designs and implements the renewal and optimization of water treatment supply, treatment and distribution systems. The addition of C3 Water to the CIMA+ team has expanded its portfolio with additional expertise in water modelling platforms, which includes the development of digital twins for water systems.

“With the addition of the talented team of professionals at C3 Water, CIMA+ will expand their water hydraulic modeling and drinking water engineering service offering,” Brian Sudic, vice-president infrastructure, Ontario, CIMA+, said. “Drinking water is an important resource for our communities that requires careful planning to ensure its sustainability. As a combined team, we will provide more comprehensive water engineering services to our clients, covering every aspect of water infrastructure, from source to tap.”


Tom Montgomery, regional executive vice-president, Ontario, CIMA+, said, “In line with Ontario’s focus to improve infrastructure across the province, the addition of C3 Water will be advantageous for CIMA+’s clients. The addition of C3 Water greatly complements the infrastructure team at CIMA+ and provides our clients with access to a larger, comprehensive pool of resources and wide array of expertise and services, thanks to a combined team of over 500 employees in Ontario.”

Samuel Ziemann, president, C3 Water Inc., said C3 Water’s advanced hydraulic modelling capabilities, including digital twin technology, will enhance CIMA+’s service offerings to its clients.

“By joining forces, C3 Water and CIMA+ leverage their strengths to create a greater presence in the space, posturing us for continued success and benefiting our clients,” he said.

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