sewer infrastructure Articles

  • Improving the benefits of sewer condition deterioration modelling through information content analysis

    As urban sewer infrastructures age, it becomes increasingly important to make effective decisions to maintain the structural condition of the sewers at an acceptable level. To support the decision-making process, the utility manager can apply sewer deterioration models. However, the quality of the decision support from such models is dependent on the accuracy and reliability of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Factors affecting economies of scale in combined sewer systems

    A generic model is introduced that represents the combined sewer infrastructure of a settlement quantitatively. A catchment area module first calculates the length and size distribution of the required sewer pipes on the basis of rain patterns, housing densities and area size. These results are fed into the sewer-cost module in order to estimate the combined sewer costs of the entire catchment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Going Green in D.C. Case Study

    Green infrastructure practices serve as decentralized alternatives to traditional wet weather controls in urban areas where land is limited and sewer infrastructure is often stressed to capacity. Green infrastructure attempts to restore natural hydrologic processes and decreases the quantity of runoff, reduces peak flow rates, and improves water quality. In addition, green infrastructure can ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • How to Nearly Double Sewer Rates without Ratepayer Revolt

    In early 2005, the City of Indianapolis identified $435 million in stormwater and sanitary infrastructure needs for 2005-2008. In order to finance these projects, the city needed to raise sanitary sewer rates by 87 percent and stormwater rates by 80 percent over a three-year period. The Department of Public Works developed and implemented a public relations campaign to disseminate the messages ...

  • Improved wet weather wastewater influent modelling at Viikinmäki WWTP by on-line weather radar information

    Municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) influent is typically dependent on diurnal variation of urban production of liquid waste, infiltration of stormwater runoff and groundwater infiltration. During wet weather conditions the infiltration phenomenon typically increases the risk of overflows in the sewer system as well as the risk of having to bypass the WWTP. Combined sewer infrastructure ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Identification of potential sewer mining locations: a Monte-Carlo based approach

    Rapid urbanization affecting demand patterns, coupled with potential water shortages due to supply side impacts of climatic changes, has led to the emergence of new technologies for water and wastewater reuse. Sewer mining (SM) is a novel decentralized option that could potentially provide non-potable water for urban uses, including for example the irrigation of urban green spaces, providing a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comprehensive Infrastructure Renewal Program Addresses Aging Water and Sewer Infrastructure in Miami-Dade County

    As industry studies continue to highlight the issues surrounding aging water and sewer infrastructure, policy-makers at the local, state and national level of government are beginning to recognize the problem and make infrastructure renewal programs a priority. One approach that combats the issues surrounding aging water infrastructure is asset management. This approach to infrastructure renewal ...

  • Comparing the utility of decision trees and support vector machines when planning inspections of linear sewer infrastructure

    Closed-circuit television inspection technology is traditionally used to identify aging sewer pipes requiring rehabilitation. While these inspections provide essential information on the condition of pipes hidden from day-to-day view, they are expensive and often limited to small portions of an entire sewer system. Municipalities may benefit from utilizing predictive analytics to leverage ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Local effects of global climate change on the urban drainage system of Hamburg

    The Hamburg Water Group owns and operates a sewer network with a total length of more than 5,700 km. There has been increasing attention paid to the possible impacts of predicted changes in precipitation patterns on the sewer network infrastructure. The primary objective of the work presented in this paper is an estimation of the hydraulic impacts of climate change on the Hamburg drainage ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pre-Construction Monitoring - Case Study

    Monitor baseline flows in stormwater and combined sewer systems pre-and post-green infrastructure ...


    By StormSensor Inc

  • Risk assessment of sewer condition using artificial intelligence tools: application to the SANEST sewer system

    Operation, maintenance and rehabilitation comprise the main concerns of wastewater infrastructure asset management. Given the nature of the service provided by a wastewater system and the characteristics of the supporting infrastructure, technical issues are relevant to support asset management decisions. In particular, in densely urbanized areas served by large, complex and aging sewer ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Microbiology: The Key to Wastewater treatment case study

    The biological treatment of wastewater relies mainly on a consortium of heterotrophic and autotrophic bacteria. The fecal bacteria that are constantly introduced into the collection system are not the optimal bacteria for degrading the contaminants present in wastewaters. The soil bacteria that are introduced through inflow and infiltration are more effective at degrading the wastes and can ...

  • Sewer Collection System Bioaugmentation Reduces Influent Load and Improves Plant Performance

    Abstract The effectiveness of In-Pipe Technology (IPT) patented sewer collection system engineered bioaugmentation on i) influent wastewater loads to wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), ii) WWTP performance, and iii) effluent quality, was a demonstrated at a domestic sequencing batch reactor (SBR) WWTP (Sewer District #20) in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York in collaboration with the ...

  • Vacuum sewerage systems – a solution for fast growing cities in developing countries?

    Developed more than a century ago, the potential of vacuum sewerage systems remains underexploited. At the same time, the rapid urbanization in Asia brings about major challenges for municipal utilities. In this context, the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit) project ‘Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities: the Urban Nexus’ gives technical advice to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Enhancing Biological Nutrient Reduction in Advanced Individual Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

    ABSTRACTAdvanced onsite systems need to continue to improve wastewater treatment through nutrient reduction. Some advanced onsite systems have been shown to reduce nutrients significantly. However, with modifications, these systems can reduce total inorganic nitrogen (TIN) to an even greater degree, and nitrate to levels below federal drinkingwater standards. INTRODUCTIONNitrogen compounds in ...

  • Asset management and nondestructive evaluation of force mains in New York City

    Management of infrastructure assets has been gaining increased attention recently because of aging infrastructures. Wastewater infrastructures, such as sewers, force mains, etc., maintained by various municipalities across the nation are at increased risk of failure since they are buried underground and are usually scheduled for maintenance/repair only after a breakage. Force mains are a vital ...

  • EVERLAST Wet well mounted pump station - municipal collection system - Case Study

    “We knew our biggest problem was (our) lift stations, we just didn’t know exactly what to do about it.” The words of Jon Brown, former sewer system supervisor for Idaho’s Fremont County Public Works Department no doubt resonates with many of his peers around the country who are managing sewer and water treatment infrastructure. Lift stations (or pump stations) operate as ...


    By Smith & Loveless Inc.

  • Water infrastructure act to benefit Alaska

    Many Alaska residents have long needed improvements to water and wastewater treatment. Help is now being provided through a combination of legislation — namely, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act — and other government funding. The act, originally known as the Water Resources Development Act, was signed into law December 16, 2016. It covers projects across the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Adapted optimization model for planning regional wastewater systems: case study

    Wastewater systems are of crucial importance to the promotion of sustainable development. Through an integrated planning approach, the costs can be minimized and the resulting benefits maximized. A planning approach at regional level exploits the economies of scale, while achieving a better environmental performance. In this paper we set out a decision support approach for the planning of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

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