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  • London sewer flooding threat banished

    The Norland Square scheme, which was due to be completed in March next year, cost £6.1m. The scheme includes 540 metres of new sewers including one 280 metre-long, 1.5 metre-diameter tunnel. It will protect 109 homes around Norland Square and Holland Road from the misery of sewer flooding, which is when wastewater backs up in household drains. Prunella Khalawan, Thames Water's project manager for ...

  • Understanding the Difference between Flood and Sewer Backup Insurance

    Summer storms have already wreaked havoc and caused flooding in many parts of the country.  Damage to a home or business can be extensive when flood waters enter a property and they are also sometimes associated with backed up sewers. For property owners facing a property damage claim, the type of water damage can mean the difference between coverage and facing the cost of repairs on their ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 5 Flood risks in need of sewer line repair

    Dealing with indoor flooding is enough to drive anyone crazy. Not only can it be frustrating to deal with the clean up and repairs, but often times, those repairs can be expensive. So how can you do your best to stop flooding? Here are a few preventative tips: Poor foundation: Most homes are designed specifically to allow flood water to flow freely underneath and beside the structure. ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • ‘Sewers are for Sewerage`

    On World Toilet Day last week, the UK water industry launched a Sewer Network Action Programme (SNAP) to stop blockages and protect quality of life. The sewerage system works on behalf of the citizens out of sight and out of mind. However, the sewers also depend on the users to keep them working properly. No-one whose house has been flooded will ever question the point of events such as ...

  • Builders fill sewer with concrete

    A WATER company is suing a house builder for £500,000 after they stopped people flushing their loos by pouring 30 tonnes of concrete down a sewer. The blunder caused chaos in Salford, Lancashire when the concrete set hard along about 43 metres of the public Victorian sewer. People could not flush their toilets for three days on Aspull Walk, Salford as engineers installed an emergency ...


    By United Utilities

  • Judge orders Thames Water to pay up for sewer flooding after 10-year delay

    An appeal by Thames Water to pay a smaller fine and less compensation to victims of sewer flooding backfired last week, after an unimpressed appeal judge and two justices increased the amount the company must pay to its victims. Thames Water was appealing against fines totalling £204,000 imposed in 2011 by the Bromley Magistrates Court, for letting raw sewage flood homes, gardens and a ...

  • Atlanta floods extremely rare

    The epic flooding that hit the Atlanta area in September was so extremely rare that, six weeks later this event has defied attempts to describe it. Scientists have reviewed the numbers and they are stunning. “At some sites, the annual chance of a flood of this magnitude was so significantly less than 1 in 500 that, given the relatively short length of streamgaging records (well less than 100 ...

  • Water and sewer systems modelling conference

    The 3rd annual Asia Pacific Water and Sewer Systems Modelling Conference is scheduled to be held on 21st to 22nd April 010 at the Gold Coast, Australia. The conference will feature keynote presentations from leaders in hydraulic modelling representing USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and India. Other highlights include twenty-nine real-world case studies, presented by experts from ...

  • Louisiana Flooding Prompts Safety Awareness

    Following the recent Louisiana Flooding, emergency workers, various employers, and countless public volunteers have begun the massive task of cleanup and recovery throughout the state. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun an effort to raise awareness and maintain compliance with national safety and ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • Drainage and flood agenda released for european water and flood modelling conference

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today released the technical program for the Drainage and Flooding stream of the 2011 European Water and Flood Modelling Conference. The event, a comprehensive and significant wet infrastructure simulation and management technology summit, will be held September 20-21, 2011, at the ...


    By Innovyze

  • Forty years on from the floods of 1968

    Forty years ago heavy thunderstorms were sweeping across South East England, flooding more than 14,000 properties, washing away bridges and shutting down roads and phone lines. Towns across Surrey and South London including Guildford, Farnham, Leatherhead, Basingstoke, Gatwick, Lewisham, Greenwich and Croydon all suffered after many inches of rain fell in just a few hours on ground already ...

  • $123,000 Grant to Wichita, Kan., for Storm Sewer Project

    EPA has awarded $123,000 to the City of Wichita, Kan., for improvements to its storm sewer system. The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2012. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “It’s always a pleasure to help provide adequate storm sewer systems for Kansas cities. These water infrastructure funds will partially fund a construction project which is estimated ...

  • Ohio’s Largest Sewer District Selects InfoWorks ICM

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD or District), Ohio, has selected InfoWorks ICM, the industry’s leading integrated catchment modeling ...


    By Innovyze

  • Innovyze Debuts Integrated Catchment Modeling Sewer Edition

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, 4th March 2014 announced the release of InfoWorks ICM SE (Sewer Edition). Since its first release in 2010, ...


    By Innovyze

  • Metropolitan sewer district of greater cincinnati adopts infoSWMM

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced that the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) in Ohio has selected InfoSWMM Executive Suite software to use as an enhancement to its modeling activities. The choice was made following ...


    By Innovyze

  • Columbia, S.C., Agrees to Major Sewer System Upgrades

    The Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced a proposed settlement today with the City of Columbia to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), including unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage. Columbia has agreed to undertake a thorough assessment of, and implement ...

  • Flood and water management bill gains royal assent

    The Flood and Water Management Bill gained Royal Assent yesterday. The Act will implement several key recommendations of Sir Michael Pitt’s Review of the Summer 2007 floods, protect water supplies to consumers and protect community groups from excessive charges for surface water drainage. The Act’s provisions include: New statutory responsibilities for managing ...


  • Defra announces more support for councils to tackle floods

    A £2million boost in funding to help local authorities deal with flood risk assessments was announced today by Environment Minister Richard Benyon as part of a package of measures to help prevent and manage future flooding. The additional funding will help local authorities identify areas where there is a significantly high risk of flooding and where maps and action plans for ...

  • Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District in Missouri to pay $4.7 billion to cut sewer overflows

    The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems and treatment plants, at an estimated cost of $4.7 billion over 23 years, to eliminate illegal overflows of untreated raw sewage, including basement backups, and to reduce pollution levels in urban rivers and streams, the Department of Justice and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency ...

  • Asian cities head global list of flood vulnerability

    The rapid growth of cities across the developing world has resulted in urban areas overtaking rural communities as being the most vulnerable to widescale flooding, according to a report from the World Bank. The slums of Asian cities are especially vulnerable, says the report, pointing out that about 90 per cent of people exposed to floods live in Asia, and that the problems they face could ...


    By SciDev.Net

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