Sewer Monitoring Articles

  • Combined Sewer Level (CSO) Monitoring and Analytics - Case study

    Our CSO Monitoring solutions combines MAP Rain and machine learning to compare the historic performance of assets with historic rainfall. We then use this analytis to deliver actionable insights that predict the operation of the CSO, or other similar geometries in MAP, to current and forecast rainfall. Key features Three different modes of ...


    By Meniscus Systems Ltd

  • Harnessing the full benefit of AI in water

    Water companies, with their huge asset bases and wide-ranging data, can benefit greatly from advances in artificial intelligence – but what steps should they be taking to reap the rewards?Three leading innovation experts lend their insight to Benjamin Tam, managing director of global technology and innovation consultancy Isle UK. From water network monitoring and sewer management, to ...


    By Isle Utilities

  • Pipe Balloon Types and Usage

    Balloon plugs (or inflatable pipe plugs) expand to temporarily isolate pipes during a repair or in the case of a leak or a crack. Our regular inflatable pipe plug has different names in various countries depending on their usage. Some of the names are plug stopper, inflatable stopper, sewer stopper, sewer cushion, pipe balloon, pneumatic pipe balloon, pipe bladder, bag sewer cushion, flow blocker ...


    By PlugCo

  • Pneumatic Pipe Stoppers by PlugCo

    Pneumatic pipe stoppers are often used for pressure testing, pipe repair and leak test in a sewer or any other type pipeline. Pneumatic means containing or operating by air or gas under pressure. Pneumatic systems are used a lot in the industry. These systems are commonly powered by compressed air or compressed gases. Pipe Plugs are made of reinforced rubber. These pipe plugs seal the ...


    By PlugCo

  • TechTip: Firmware 2.0 of the MF pro Flow Meter ? Step-by-Step Guide

    Read the step-by-step instructions for the latest firmware update 2.0 to learn all about the new features and operation of the MF pro flow meter. The OTT MF pro is a user-friendly, low-maintenance electromagnetic flowmeter for cost-efficient flow and discharge measurement in open channels, sewers and waste ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Australia/Logan: Using Expert Advice to Improve Correlation Accuracy - Case Study

    On 25th of March 2019 the Logan City Council receives a customer call to report water that is coming up in a driveway. The Water Operations branch team around John Christie, Steve Young and Angus Heares investigate the SCADA data and indeed confirm an increase in the night line on the 21st of ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • PISTA 360 with V-FORCE Baffle - Small CSO Headworks - Case Study

    The Shamokin Coal Township (Penn.) Joint Sewer Authority’s 2015 treatment plant upgrade and expansion, centered on two primary goals: long term control to mitigate overflows emanating from combined sewers and enhanced biological treatment capability. In order to deal with the surge events and protect the new downstream process equipment, the design team focused on augmenting plant ...


    By Smith & Loveless Inc.

  • How to do Leak Test at Pipelines?

    In our previous article we have outlined the Leak Test for sewer, storm, drain pipelines by “Water Filling through Manhole” method. In this article we would like to explain the “Water Filling through Plug” method and explain its two different applications. Both applications are in accordance with the EN 1610 Standard ...


    By PlugCo

  • The sewer system, an undervalued place, that we depend on every day

    How Digitizing the Sewer supports Climate Change A good infrastructure, such as our sewer system, is essential for a vital, viable, sustainable and social development of a country’s economy. Not only does it play an important role in sanitation and disease prevention, but the sewer system also plays a crucial role in the sustainability of our planet and the future of our generations . ...


    By KANDO

  • Reduced costs, Environmental compliance among Benefits of Oil skimmer installation for Company in Mining industry - Case study

    A North American company that specializes in the construction of shafts and tunnels for sanitary and storm sewers is in the process of completing a large-scale sewer that is nearly 10 feet in diameter and two miles long. The boring process required to create the sewer shaft is time consuming (the project is estimated to take two years to complete) and requires a variety of drilling equipment and ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • How to deal with liquid sulfur dioxide leakage?

    We all know that sulfur dioxide is a chemical substance and is harmful. Therefore, when dealing with sulfur dioxide, it needs to be protected in all directions. What if sulfur dioxide leaks? Let Xiaobian come to answer your questions. When the liquid sulfur dioxide leaks, it is necessary to quickly evacuate the personnel in the contaminated area to the upwind, and then immediately isolate it. ...

  • Infiltration Study Poses Challenges But Could Save Millions on Treatment Plant

    Lower 48 Instruments works in partnership with consulting engineers to provide equipment and manpower for flow studies. IBI Group, out of Columbus, OH, USA, contracted with the company to provide placement expertise, equipment and data collection for a period of 60 days. Lower 48 installed 16 meters across the combined sewer district collection system to measure flow as well as rainfall-event ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Logan City nails leak with Zonescan 820 Loggers and the cloud upload - Case Study

    On 25th of March 2019 the Logan City Council receives a customer call to report water that is coming up in a driveway. The Water Operations branch team around John Christie, Steve Young and Angus Heares investigate the SCADA data and indeed confirm an increase in the night line on the 21st of ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • What’s that Smell in my Office?

    Have you ever gone into the office on Monday morning and noticed a strange smell that wasn’t there on Friday? What’s worse, by noon you don’t feel so good! Maybe it is a headache, or your eyes burn, or your throat is sore, or your skin itches or you just can’t concentrate on your work. The question in your mind is obvious: Is the smell connected to my symptoms and could ...

  • City of Ottawa Tackles System Overflow and Flooding with Tempest Inlet Controls Case Study

    Over the past few decades, rain events throughout North America have become more frequent and substantial. The combination of increased rain and outdated infrastructure has caused many municipality storm sewers and drainage systems to exceed capacity, resulting in flooding and additional expense. To cost-effectively mitigate the problem, municipalities are turning to the use of inlet control ...


    By IPEX, Inc.

  • AQUASCAN 610 nails a difficult leak on a long distance - Case Study

    Lawrence Kansas finds leak on KU Campus Introduction: In June 2018, the City of Lawrence, Kansas water department pinpointed a very small but significant, non-surfacing leak using GUTERMANN’s AQUASCAN 610 Leak Noise Correlator.  Public Works and Utilities received a call that there was an unusual amount of water infiltrating a storm sewer.  After ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • New Study Links Septic Tanks to Florida Algal Blooms

    State seeks millions to help residents disconnect from septic systems and connect to sewers ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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

  • Pre-Construction Monitoring - Case Study

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


    By StormSensor Inc

  • Effect of Doppler flow meter position on discharge measurement in surcharged manholes

    Determining the proper installation location of flow meters is important for accurate measurement of discharge in sewer systems. In this study, flow field and flow regimes in two types of manholes under surcharged flow were investigated using a commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code. The error in measuring the flow discharge using a Doppler flow meter (based on the velocity in a ...


    By IWA Publishing

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