SEWERS & SEWER LINE MAINTENANCE RESOURCES
A Handy Tool For Wet Well Maintenance: Cutting Through The FOG
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.
Real-Time Decision Support System Exceeds Expectations -- Buffalo Cuts CSOs By 450 Million Gallons, Reducing Consent Agreement By $145 Million
At the turn of the century Buffalo was the 8th largest city in the U.S., a gateway for commerce and manufacturing due to its early embrace of hydroelectric power generated from nearby Niagara Falls. To accommodate its projected growth, Buffalo built a (then) state-of-the art combined sewer system. By mid-century, the City added a massive wastewater treatment facility and upgraded its sewer system to accommodate at least 750,000 people. Due to its mid-20th century sewer design, Buffalo still typically experiences nearly 2 billion gallons of combined sewer overflow (CSO) annually, discharging into its receiving waterways.
Meet The Influencer Who Organized A Well-Known Waterworks Company
No one follows her on social media, yet she’s clearly a woman of influence. She has been described as a person of “keen business discernment,” someone respected for her “good judgment, common sense and foresight.” She is Sarah Charlotte Blair, whose idea to organize an iron pipe foundry in the South led to the formation of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1905. John J. Eagan – a proponent of the Golden Rule in industry – was the company’s first president.
Digital Twin Technology Helps Cincinnati Reduce CSO By 247 Million Gallons And Save $38M In Capital Work
The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) serves an Ohio population of more than 850,000 spread out across 290 square miles.
South Bend Reduces Combined Sewer Overflow By 70% And Saves $500M
The Saint Joseph River has long shaped South Bend’s economy, especially during the mid-20th century, when the river was the conduit to heavy industrial development such as Studebaker and the Singer Sewing Company.
Implementing A Proactive Approach To Force Main Asset Management
What happens after a force main installed less than 20 years ago previously fails on a national holiday? In the case of a Missouri utility, a condition assessment project on the critical non-redundant pipeline was launched to get a better understanding of its overall condition and determine if the pipe needed to be replaced.
The Future Of Collection Systems
As real-time monitoring continues to infiltrate the water industry, it’s time to apply such instrumentation to detect the other type of infiltration — along with inflow, snow and ice melt, etc.
How To Get The Right Rental Equipment To Your Worksite
For organizations involved in water, wastewater and stormwater projects, renting equipment can be a pivotal part of any endeavor. If an essential piece of equipment is not available, that can result in idle workers and a project falling off schedule and extending beyond budget.
TAG Teams Talk Tech
Five wastewater technology vendors pitched their emerging technologies to the Prince William County Service Authority (SA) and various other regional public and private utilities on November 20 at the SA’s Durward E. Grubbs Jr. Environmental Center in Woodbridge, VA.
The Great Flood And Future Predictions
Did you know that the earliest recorded flood is that of the Great Flood detailed in Christian Bibles, the Torah, and the Quran? I was, therefore, amused to hear from a channel partner about a flow monitoring job in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey, at the foot of Mount Ararat. Why? Because Mount Ararat is cited as the place where Noah’s Ark came to rest after the Great Flood (Genesis 8:4).