Sewer Overflows

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Apr 7 2021
After a chunk of ice was wedged in a frozen Madawaska, Maine pipe, tens of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater flooded into the St. John…
Apr 2 2021
GF Piping Systems supported recovery efforts in Texas in conjunction with Water Mission, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe water…
Workers rehabilitate manholes as part of Phase 1 of Beaumont, Texas' sanitary sewer overflow initiative. (Photo credit: LAN)
Workers rehabilitate manholes as part of Phase 1 of Beaumont, Texas' sanitary sewer overflow initiative. (Photo credit: LAN)
Mar 22 2021
Every year, the city of Beaumont, which lies on Texas’ coastal plain, is hit by intense thunderstorms with extended periods of rain over large areas…
A pipe bursting hammer in the project staging area prior to bursting a sewer main (Photo Credit: LAN)
A pipe bursting hammer in the project staging area prior to bursting a sewer main (Photo Credit: LAN)
Mar 15 2021
In 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a 10-year consent decree with the city of Tyler. The consent decree requires Tyler Water…
Mar 11 2021
Shallow pipe cover, pipe storage challenges and nearby railroad tracks limited pipe options for the Lexington and Payne Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO…
Workers view Clear Lake sanitary sewer inspection video as part of a sanitary sewer overflow project.
roject team using CCTV to inspect sewer lines. (Photo Credit: LAN)
Mar 8 2021
The Clear Lake City Water Authority’s (CLCWA), the largest water district in Texas, has an extensive wastewater collection system comprising 29 lift…
Mar 2 2021
EPA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing an allocation formula for the Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grants Program…
Dec 16 2020
Every December, the Water & Wastes Digest editorial team completes a months-long process of sharing with its audience the best and brightest…
Dec 9 2020
An exhibit at Torpedo Factory Art Center in Northern Virginia by sTo Len involved residents of Alexandria, Virginia contributing to the artwork by…
Dec 8 2020
The Northwest Interceptor sanitary sewer in Detroit, Michigan was due for rehabilitation. Located in residential area, the 2,700 linear feet of 6…
Nov 11 2020
The city and county of Honolulu, Hawaii, embarked on an extensive wastewater facility expansion and improvement project to reduce the frequency and…
Nov 10 2020
The village of Patchogue is known for its lively downtown of retail avenues, bars and restaurants. As the village’s popularity has grown, so too have…
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The Hampton Roads Sanitation District is seeking a way to separate fats, oils and grease during the treatment process for resource recovery and waste-to-energy purposes.
Sep 22 2020
Fats, oils and grease (FOG) are a dirty and difficult challenge for the wastewater industry. Annually, FOG costs municipalities millions of dollars…
Sep 21 2020
When he was just a boy, David Drake did not have computers, video games or cellphones. He had to make his own fun. For him, fun was learning to…
Jun 30 2020
In March, WWD published “Building More Resilient Cities,” an article about smart sensors for sewer networks and their implementation in Miami-Dade…
Flygt pumps in a 200’ deep wet well.
Flygt pumps in a 200’ deep wet well.
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Apr 28 2020
Designed to reduce environmental impacts resulting from combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in Columbus, Ohio, the Olentangy-Scioto-Interceptor-Sewer…
Apr 20 2020
Even a construction project like the world’s largest ethane steam cracker — a multi-billion-dollar state-of-the-art facility in southeast Texas —…
Mar 11 2020
The number of disasters worldwide has more than quadrupled from 1970 to around 400 per year, according to the United Nations. The influx of extreme…
Feb 24 2020
The city of Decatur, Arkansas, wanted to increase capacity at its wastewater treatment plant. It also needed a new system for supervisory control and…
Feb 13 2020
After days of rain, parts of Alabama are affected by millions of gallons of water that overflowed from sanitary sewer systems. Reports submitted to…
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