Sewers & Sewer Line Maintenance White Papers & Case Studies

  1. A Handy Tool For Wet Well Maintenance: Cutting Through The FOG
    1/4/2016

    Blame our fast food diets or restaurants’ negligence for what’s going down the drain. Whatever the cause, fats, oil, and grease (FOG) accumulation has become a pervasive problem for wastewater treat­ment plant collection systems.

  2. Preserving The Bay Area
    11/7/2017

    With any aging system, inspection, cleaning, rehabilitation, and repair is essential to maintaining the systems integrity.  The City of Oakland, CA, the largest city in the East Bay region, certainly has its share of utilities to maintain.  The City of Oakland’s sanitary sewer system encompasses over 930 miles of sanitary sewer pipes and includes 31,000 structures and seven pump/lift stations.

  3. AMERICAN Provides ‘Major League’ Solutions For Atlanta Braves’ New Stadium
    7/27/2017

    The toughness of AMERICAN ductile iron pipe was put to the test on a recent project that changed a significant portion of the landscape in Cobb County, Georgia: SunTrust Park, the new home of Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves.

  4. Enhancing Water System Reliability And Capacity For Boston Residents
    4/28/2017

    Enhancing process reliability and increasing capacity are common issues facing water municipalities. On the one hand, community demographics are constantly evolving and water municipalities need to accommodate the impact to capacity requirements. At the same time, older systems that support pumping operations are not getting any younger and as control systems age, for example, it can become more time consuming to maintain equipment and more difficult to find replacement parts after systems have been in place for many years.

  5. Variable Frequency Drive In Wastewater Treatment Stations
    1/25/2017

    Just 20 years ago, many professionals did not consider using variable frequency drives (VFDs) in wastewater applications. Frequency converters were relatively expensive, and experience using them with the special conditions and requirements in wastewater was limited.

  6. Collection System Aeration And The Microbial Benefits
    4/14/2016

    In late 2015 Reliant Water Technologies introduced the Wet Well Wizard, an aeration tool for the wet wells in collection systems.  During 14 months of field testing the patent pending Wizard System, the primary objectives were to eliminate FOG (fat, oil and grease) caps and to reduce H2S, eliminating it if possible. 

  7. AMERICAN’s Versatility Shines In Rocky Terrain
    4/9/2015

    Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is the fastest growing city in Tennessee, and one of the fastest growing cities in the United States with its population more than doubling since 2000.

  8. N-Pumps Resolve Clogging Issues And Control Maintenance Costs
    3/24/2015

    A public works director in southern Kalamazoo, MI, recommended the county investigate new generation Flygt brand pumps for five troublesome singlephase stations along their system.

  9. New Technology Is 'Groundbreaking Advancement' In Corrosion Control
    3/19/2014

    V-Bio Polyethylene Encasement is the latest scientific advancement in corrosion control for ductile iron pipe.  Its revolutionary formulation allows for complete confidence on the part of the owner, engineer and municipality that no matter how aggressive the soils, the rugged iron pipe installed will last for generations.  This new technology builds on more than 50 years of research and development by the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association.  By Jordan Byrd, AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe

  10. Pipe Repair On A Budget
    3/7/2014

    A new pipe-repair solution promises to save time and money, while also being sustainable, long-lasting, fully scalable, and safe for workers.