sewer plug Articles

  • Infrastructure Bypass: Rehabilitating the Nation’s Decaying Sewer Systems

    Billions of dollars in federal aid money has been allocated to rehabilitating our decaying sewer systems, and while these are projects that will be done, there will be associated problems with trying to keep roads and businesses open during this work. Typically, in rehabilitating existing sewer lines, the flow of sewage cannot simply be diverted—it must be “bypassed,” which ...


    By Griffin Dewatering

  • DFW direct bury of storm sewer case study

    Airport Solutions North Texas Contracting has placed the first HOBAS pipe at DFW International Airport in the Dallas/Fort Worth mid-cities. That first installation was a repair to an 84-inch corrugated steel culvert that had failed and created a sink hole approximately 30 feet deep and almost 20 feet in diameter after a series of heavy rains in 2007. North Texas Contracting of Keller, Texas ...


    By Hobas Pipe USA

  • Trouble Shooting for Trenchless Liner Installation During Sewer Line Rehabilitation

    ABSTRACTLining is being used by the utility industry as a cost effective solution to rehabilitate utility lines. Many types of liners, such as, cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP), fold and form PVC, deformed & reformed HDPE, etc., are being used to restore structural integrity of deteriorated pipes and to reduce inflow/infiltration. Most of the lining installation is carried out without any problem, ...

  • I think I smell sewer gas – what should i do?

    The first thing is to make sure the smell is sewer gas—usually a rotten egg smell—and not a natural gas smell—usually smells like a skunk. If you think it’s the natural gas smell, call the natural gas company immediately and if it’s anything but a very faint small—evacuate your home, office, or whenever it is—and wait for the gas company to give you an ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Quantifying Sub-Surface Discharges from Individual Sewer Defects

    ABSTRACTThe California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region (RWQCB) required wastewater collection agencies in Orange County to report discharges from “pipe breaks, leaking sewer pipes and joints, and other subsurface discharges of wastewater.” The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD), in conjunction with a research team from University of California, Irvine (UCI), developed ...

  • The Use of Computational Flow Modeling to Determine Disinfection Efficacy of an Advanced Hydrodynamic Vortex Combined Sewer Overflow Treatment System

    The ProblemA number of cities in Northeastern US are investigating the installation of new combined sewer overflow (CSO) treatment units utilizing an Advanced Hydrodynamic Vortex Separator (HDVS) with a self-cleansing screen. Hydrodynamic Vortex systems have traditionally been utilized as high-rate solids liquid separators and only recently have their potential use as contact chambers for ...

  • World’s largest compressible media filtration plant eliminates combined sewer overflows, with potential for dry-weather use

    The City of Springfield, Ohio, recently opened its 100 MGD enhanced high-rate treatment facility, designed to treat and disinfect combined high-volume stormwater and wastewater flows generated by wet-weather conditions. Utilizing EPA-documented Compressible Media Filtration technology – FlexFilter™ from WesTech – the system can also provide tertiary filtration and disinfection ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Geotextiles in Construction Dewatering

    Woven geotextiles work wonders in dewatering applications as wraps around well screens and sump pit screens. The textile can be sewn into sleeves or tubes to be slid over the well screen or sump pit framework. This technique allows the user to compensate for well screens with slots that are too large or for sump pit piping with large perforations. By adding the geotextile sleeves the user ...


    By Griffin Dewatering

  • Dynamic Modeling of Wet Weather Operations at Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant

    ABSTRACTThe District of Columbia’s Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant at Blue Plains is a 370-mgd facility that provides wastewater treatment for over 2 million people in Washington, DC and surrounding jurisdictions in Maryland and Virginia. Blue Plains receives combined sewer flows that originate in the District’s combined sewer system. Two separate activated sludge processes provide removal of ...

  • Bypass Pumping System - How to choose the right pumping system to securely meet your objectives in a cost effective manner

    Many bypasses are similar in appearance and name, but it’s their subtle differences that require close attention to fully understand component performance parameters. To determine the right pump, we first need to understand many different aspects of the physical conditions of the application – Flow, Lift/Pump Strength, and Distance. FLOW – is the quantity of liquid being ...


    By Aquatech Dewatering Company

  • KPDES Permit Compliance: Metals in Wastewater Effluent at Fort Knox

    ABSTRACT Prior to constructing a new FOTW, Fort Knox had a history of exceeding KPDES effluent limitations for ammonia and BOD. The new 6 MGD FOTW solved the problem, but metals exceedances became an issue. The exceedances could be linked to several factors: low water-quality based effluent limitations (WQBELs) on the new KPDES permit, high background concentrations of some metals, and high ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • GaugerGSM - product highlights

    GaugerGSM is a remote level monitoring sensor, compact, cost-effective with unique firmware for detecting allerting events. GaugerGSM is based on an ultrasonic level meter integrated with cellular communication capabilities.    Novel integration of ultrasonic level sensor and GSM cellular modem ...

  • How to tap the energy savings in greywater

    Many operators of offices, hospitals, hotels, large condos, and other buildings are aware of the need to save money and reduce their environmental impact, through better water management. The result has been the growth of ways to reduce water consumption, ranging from low-flow show-crheads to landscaping that requires minimal watering. Building operators are also aware of a similar need to ...


    By DDI Heat Exchangers Inc.

  • Case study - Daphne utilities water reclamation facility

    With significant TSS and BOD reductions from their Salsnes Filter system, Daphne Utilities has restored previously lost plant capacity. More than that, loading reductions have cut back aerator maintenance and lowered energy consumption of blowers. Project Background Daphne Utilities, situated on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay in Alabama, provides water, sewer and natural ...

  • Primary Drinking Water from Wastewater Effluent: Pilot Test Experience at the Miami Dade South District WWTP

    ABSTRACTThe Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (MDWASD) owns and operates the South District wastewater Treatment Plant in Goulds, Florida. This is a 225 mgd peak flowrate secondary oxygen activated sludge treatment facility that discharges effluent via deep injection wells. Based upon the detection of nitrogen species in the monitoring wells for the deep injection well system, MDWASD entered ...

  • Controlling Odors from Waste Water Treatment Plants

    INTRODUCTION In recent years, there is growing public awareness of odors from waste water treatment plants, which mainly stems from the following observed trends: The public is less tolerant of objectionable odors from waste water treatment plants; Many waste water treatment plants have seen residential, commercial, or other developments established near the facility ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Solving waste oil management and removal problems in power generating plants

    If your plant is like most, it is doing a good job of preventing oily water waste and waste oils from escaping into the environment. But at what cost? As labor resources dwindle, operating and maintaining drainage systems, oil separators, and sometimes inadequate oil removal equipment is expensive. Paying higher than needed costs for waste oil disposal, filtration and water treatment due to these ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Becoming a Zero Emissions Brewery

    Diverting 600 tons annually from landfills turn hops, grains, pallets, cardboard, glass, office paper and shrink wrap into major savings — and great beer! ALMOST AS FAMOUS for reducing its waste as for making great beer, Mad River Brewing Company of Blue Lake, California is renowned for its Steelhead and Jamaica ales as well as its ten Waste Reduction Awareness Program (WRAP) awards ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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