municipal sewer regulation Articles

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • InfoWorks CS aids Shanghai sewer solutions

    Hydraulic modeling using InfoWorks CS has played a significant role in delivering optimized options for the Shanghai World Bank Loan project - the West Trunk Line renovation project Phase 2, which is part of the World Bank-funded Shanghai Urban Environment ...


    By Innovyze

  • Developing an Effective Sanitary Sewer Management Plan Utilizing Innovative GIS Solutions

    As California’s wastewater collection system infrastructure begins to age, the need to proactively manage this valuable asset becomes increasingly important. The first step in this process is to have a reliable reporting system for Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSOs). Although there are some data systems to record spills and various spill-reporting requirements have been developed, inconsistent ...

  • Rainwater harvesting and management – policy and regulations in Germany

    This paper discusses the most important policies and regulations supporting the decentralized management, harvesting and utilization of rainwater in Germany, where such measures have been increasingly applied during the last few decades. The development and implementation of specific policies and regulations contributed significantly to that trend. They also work as incentives for the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ecoprocess Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) - Municipality of L’Orignal, ON, Canada

    Customers: Municipality of L’Orignal, ON, Canada, Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) is a Crown Agency of the Province of Ontario in the business of providing safe and reliable clean water services. OCWA provides operation, maintenance and management services for over 500 water and wastewater treatment facilities and their associated distribution ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • WDRs: Developing an Effective Sanitary Sewer Management Plan Utilizing Innovative GIS Solutions

    As California’s wastewater collection system infrastructure begins to age, the need to proactively manage this valuable asset becomes increasingly important.  The first step in this process is to have a reliable reporting system for Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSOs). Although there are some data systems to record spills and various spill-reporting requirements have been developed, inconsistent ...

  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Central Pumping Station - Niagara Falls, Ontario case study

    The Municipal Region of Niagara, located in Ontario, Canada, is known worldwide for its majesticwater falls. The City is located on the Niagara River, facing Buffalo, NY. The City has a combined sewer system that had to evolve, over the years in order to support themunicipal development. This evolution led to the need to relocate the City’s Central Pumping Station in order to receive and lift ...

  • Identifying and Strengthening “Weak Links” in the Fog Management Chain

    ABSTRACTRecently, EPA presented statistics that cited grease accumulation in sewers as the leading cause of sewer blockages resulting in sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). Such blockages can be attributed to fats, oils, and grease (FOG) discharged from food preparation and manufacturing facilities, concentrated residential areas, and even single family homes. Municipalities and wastewater system ...

  • How to Win the Race for Everyone: Waste Management Solutions for Business

    Industry will always lead the way in the adaptation of new technology, and especially the technology of conservation.  This is not necessarily for any ideological reason, but because the people who manage water use better understand the economic incentives for adopting new technology.  Current technology of wastewater treatment is a perfect example of this acceptance of environmentally ...

  • The 7 Tips for Highly Effective Stormwater Management By-Laws

    ABSTRACT The Stormwater Phase II Final Rule, which applies to small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) in “urbanized areas”, requires communities across the country to adopt local legislation that will control the harmful effects of stormwater runoff and prohibit non-stormwater pollution from entering the drainage system. Adopting a thoughtful and comprehensive stormwater by-law ...

  • Pipeline Replacement without System Shutdown

    ABSTRACT According to one estimate there is over 4.2 billion feet of wastewater pipeline in the United States. The nation’s sanitary sewer system is increasing in size and the existing infrastructure is aging. Currently, there are almost 20,000 municipal collection systems building and maintaining these critical pipelines. A good portion of the pipe conduit is under attack by one or more of ...

  • Best management practices (BMPS) for discharging water from a construction site

    Having problems on your job site with regulations related to pumping water from your site? Discharge water may carry harmful compounds that can, and have affected our water quality and the ecosystem, hence the environmental agencies concerns. When pumping from dewatering systems, storm water management ponds (SWMPs), excavations or trenches, or any form of surface runoff, BMPs are needed to ...


    By Aquatech Dewatering Company

  • Are our Water Systems at Risk?

    Assessing the Financial Sustainability of BC’s Municipal Water and Sewer Systems Reliable water, sewer, and storm water systems are essential to public health, a clean environment, and a strong economy. But British Columbia’s systems may be at risk – aging infrastructure, growth, strengthened regulations, seismic risk, and climate change are driving the need for ...

  • Necessary driving forces for infrastructure sustainability

    The forces and complex interactions that hinder and promote the application of sustainable infrastructures are discussed along with changes that are needed in our economic-mindset for evaluating project costs. Some existing sustainable projects result from favourable economics. However, many fall in the trash basket as a result of so-called unfavourable economics. One of the key driving forces ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Challenge of the Future: Operating Emerging Disinfection Technologies

    ABSTRACTThe Clean Water Act (1972 and 1977) established the basis for regulating pollutant discharges into the waters of the United States. This Act contains many provisions regulating pollutant discharges and surface water quality in the United States. This act has also been modified by numerous revisions and amendments since it was enacted in 1972. The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination ...

  • Stormwater: Questions and Answers

    The whole subject of Stormwater is complicated. Here's a chance for you to check out some of the most frequently asked questions about stormwater . . . and their answers. What is an NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit? The Clean Water Act prohibits anybody from discharging 'pollutants' through a 'point source' into a 'water of the United States' unless they ...


    By Ben Meadows

  • Water management in cities of the future using emission control strategies for priority hazardous substances

    Cities of the future face challenges with respect to the quantity and quality of water resources, and multiple managerial options need to be considered in order to safeguard urban surface water quality. In a recently completed project on ‘Source control options for reducing emissions of Priority Pollutants’ (ScorePP), seven emission control strategies (ECSs) were developed and tested within a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Got deteriorating asbestos cement water mains?

    Asbestos has come to be one of the most feared words and materials in the world. Yet, in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, more than 600,000 miles of asbestos cement– also called transite – used for its light weight, corrosion resistance, rigidity, ease of handling and installation was installed to handle water throughout the United States. Applications included potable water mains, storm ...

  • InfoNet Provides an Ideal Solution for CMOM and GASB 34 Compliance in the United States

    CMOM: a best practice framework CMOM (Capacity, Management, Operations, and Maintenance) is a flexible, dynamic set of regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States that enables municipalities and utilities to identify and implement accepted wastewater industry best practices and promote proactive asset management. It aims to achieve a number of goals: Better ...


    By Innovyze

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