Sewer Infrastructure Articles

  • Picking the right Sewer Camera

    Sewer camera models are pretty straightforward, in most cases. But, there are many options if you want a sewer camera or commonly called snake camera. This type comes many varieties: Pipe Inspection camera with viewing capabilities only, sewer ...


    By USA Borescopes

  • Pumping Wastewater into Existing Pressure Sewer

    Romtec Utilities designs, manufactures, and supplies pumping systems for many different applications. Our systems include all structural, all mechanical, all electrical, and all communications systems in a single purchase. Many of our systems are designed and supplied to handle sewage and wastewater flows in a lift station design. In many scenarios, these lift stations ...


    By Romtec Utilities Inc.

  • What too much water can do to your collection systems

    In areas with a high water table, or for cities more prone to flooding, your underground infrastructure can become inundated with groundwater and stormwater. And despite stormwater systems being built for this type of collection, there are a number of things that can go wrong for both types of collection systems underground—and above ground—that can lead to contamination or degraded ...


    By Hamilton Kent

  • Managing Metallic Pipeline Networks In A Sustainable Manner

    In North America, the material and size of pipes that make up water and sewer networks range widely. Because these pipeline systems are so complex, it requires a strategic approach based on risk and real data for effective long-term management. Historically, however, it has been challenging to gather real data that can shape defensive capital decisions for an entire system. The assessment of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Microbiological contamination of water pans in Baringo County

    Water pans constitute the main source of rural water supply in Baringo County. This study sought to assess the spatial-temporal variation of total coliforms, Escherichia coli, Fecal streptococcus and Salmonella species in the water pans. A sanitary survey was conducted to observe the potential sources of microbial contamination on the water pans. Water was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sewer Lift Station - Case Study

    Client: The City of Phoenix Facility:  A sewer Lift Station (LS) located directly adjacent  to a residence. (LS 48) Problem: The impact of facility safety and maintenance were main concerns. Decision: The client chose to replace a chemical scrubber with a BOHN BIOFILTER system. ...

  • Crumbling Concrete Water Networks Linked to Common Water Treatment Additive

    Concrete distribution and sewer networks are being corroded at an alarming rate partly because of a commonly used additive in the domestic drinking water and wastewater treatment process according to published reports in the journal Science. In countries throughout the world from industrialized nations like Australia and the USA to developing nations like Colombia, Ghana and the Philippines, the ...

  • Modelling the Thatcham Flood - Case Study

    Overview On 20th July 2007, an unusual storm swept west across England along the approximate line of the M4 motorway. Thatcham, a town in Berkshire, was one of the worst affected. Many towns in England flooded that month from the Humber to Tewksbury. In fact there were 200 major floods worldwide in 2007 affecting 180 million people. Some of these floods were caused by rainfalls much more ...


    By XP Solutions

  • A novel freeze protection strategy for shallow buried sewer pipes: temperature modelling and field investigation

    The burial of sewer and water pipes below the maximum ground frost depth can be very costly and laborious in regions with cold winters. If a freeze protection measure is applied, the utility lines can be installed in a shallower trench to reduce the excavation needs. One freeze protection measure, so called heat tracing, consists of supplying heat along the pipes. In this work, the use of 4th ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The characteristics of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in storm sewer sediments and the binding interaction with Cu(II) in four typical regions in Beijing, China

    In this work, dissolved organic matter (DOM) was extracted from storm sewer sediments collected in four typical regions (residential, campus, traffic and business regions) in Beijing, China. The basic characteristics of DOM were analyzed by UV–visible spectroscopy (UV–Vis), excitation-emission matrix Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. Furthermore, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Monitoring accumulation sediment characteristics in full scale sewer physical model with urban wastewater

    A series of experiments were carried out with real wastewater in a pilot flume located at A Coruña wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) (Spain). A full scale model was developed to test a circular (300 mm inner diameter) and an equivalent area egg-shaped plastic pipe under controlled experimental conditions (pipe slope 2–5‰, averaged discharge Q = 4 L/s). Velocity profiles and sediment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • City Of North Bay Uses Condition Assessment On Critical Force Main To Implement Asset Management Plan

    On one hand, it may seem like a waste of capital dollars if you perform a pipeline condition assessment and the final analysis turns up no leaks. Alternatively, you can also look at the no-leak report as a good news validation story, especially when using the information to help establish an asset management ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Modeling fats, oil and grease deposit formation and accumulation in sewer collection systems

    Fats, oil and grease (FOG) deposits in sewer systems are responsible for approximately 25% of all annual line blockages in the United States and lead to the release of 3–10 million gallons of untreated wastewater to the surrounding environment. Considerable effort has been made to maintain the conveyance of wastewater by cleaning pipes that have a significant FOG deposit accumulation. Changes ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of batch tests to assess antibiotic loads in anaerobic processes

    The presence of antibiotics in drinking water and wastewater has not been widely studied because the sanitary engineering sector mainly focuses on the removal of organic matter and nutrients. There is a lack of environmental regulations for pollutants like antibiotics. Batch tests analyse biodegradability to measure the anaerobic degradation potential of the substrate, or they can be used as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • History of sanitation and hygiene technologies in the Hellenic world

    Sanitation and hygiene technologies have existed in ancient Hellas since the Bronze Age (ca. 3200–1100 bc), when extensive sewerage and drainage and other elaborate sanitary structures were known in Minoan palaces and towns. Classical and Hellenistic periods should be considered as the most progressive eras in the design of sanitary engineering. At that time anatomically shaped ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Different erosion characteristics of sediment deposits in combined and storm sewers

    To investigate the different erosion patterns of sediments in combined and storm sewers, sediments from three separate sewer systems and two combined sewer systems in urban Shanghai were collected for the flushing experiments. These experiments were conducted with different consolidation periods and shear velocities. As the consolidation period increases, dissolved oxygen exhibits a positive ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sulfide emissions in sewer networks: focus on liquid to gas mass transfer coefficient

    H2S emission dynamics in sewers are conditioned by the mass transfer coefficient at the interface. This work aims at measuring the variation of the mass transfer coefficient with the hydraulic characteristics, with the objective of estimating H2S emission in gravity pipes, and collecting data to establish models independent of the system geometry. The ratio between the H2S and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impacts of onsite greywater reuse on wastewater systems

    Together with significant water savings that onsite greywater reuse (GWR) may provide, it may also affect the performance of urban sewer systems and wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). In order to examine these effects, an integrated stochastic simulation system for GWR in urban areas was developed. The model includes stochastic generators of domestic wastewater streams and gross solids ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How bursting head technology is useful in sewer pipe replacement?

    If you are worried that replacing a sewer pipe is going to be a nightmare, let me put your mind at ease. Gone are the days when replacing a sewer pipe meant tearing up your home or the whole front yard. With the latest technology in trenchless sewer replacement, you can get your sewer pipe replaced without any major construction work. The technology that is used today is called ‘ ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

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