Combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) are natural hazards for wastewater collection systems. Without a comprehensive solution to monitor troublesome conditions, overflows can be triggered with little warning and lead to expensive and embarrassing situations. Fortunately, versatile analytical systems that capitalize on existing wastewater collection infrastructure hold promise for avoiding such negative impacts.
Collecting, formatting, and analyzing data from a variety of sensor and data storage sources relieves management from much of the time and effort required to exercise insight and creativity. Here are several approaches to predicting and preventing CSOs and other drainage system issues.