Sewer Infrastructure News

  • WaBack installed to prevent flooding in apartment buildings

    In Enskede, a suburb in Sweden, a residential building with about 70 apartments have been built. The building will be linked to the municipality’s combined sewer system and because of the risk of overload, the risk of back flow also increases. To give these residents peace of mind even before an unpleasant event occurs, it was decided to install a DN200-600 WaBack non-return valve. Sewer ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Schuh steps into big savings with water supplier switch

    A Scottish retail giant is set to slash annual overheads by around £62,000 - courtesy of a change in water supplier and the identification of the contribution of a small burn. Schuh, the high street footwear group, has switched its water retail account for its 15 Scottish branches and Livingston headquarters to Thames Water Commercial Services Limited (TWCS) and as a result is set for ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Here’s why trenchless sewer repair is quickly becoming the go-to option for homeowners

    There is no shortage of things that can go wrong within a home, but perhaps the problem that strikes the most fear into homeowners is sewer repair. While electrical issues and other home improvement tasks can be categorized as “DIY,” this is certainly not the case when it comes to replacing sewer lines. Therefore, every homeowner should know about the latest and greatest trends in ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Successful testing new pumpseries

    The new-built dry-installed cutter pump series type BSP 22-05 and BSP 22-08 have been tested. Test results turned out to be successful and pump performance is equal to the renowned submersible cutter pump series DSP. The LANDY heavy duty cutter pumps are specially designed for sewage and ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • 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

  • Vyleater

    Destroy small vials by crushing and separating the liquid contents reducing the overall cost of product disposal. Separate the liquid automatically as the Vyleater sends plastic or glass vial fragments to one destination while what used to be inside…  goes to another. Content recovery is now practical when thousands ...


    By S&G Enterprises, Inc.

  • ID-TEC`s multifunctional Sewer Rehabilitation SERIES

    ID-TEC develops new Heavy grinding, milling and cutting equipment for multifunctional Sewer Rehabilitation SERIES. ID-TEC proudly presents their 5th piece of equipment for the Sewer Rehabilitation SERIES base robot, the ...

  • EPA announces $5.4 M for environmental improvements on tribal lands in Northern California

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $5.4 million in funding to invest in Northern Calif. tribes’ environmental programs, water infrastructure development, community education and capacity building. The announcement was made at the 22nd annual Regional Tribal Conference in Sacramento, Calif. “The federal government is committed to protecting human health and the ...

  • Draft Storm Sewer General Permit for 200+ Small Massachusetts Municipalities Will Help Clean Water Protection

    EPA is releasing for public comment draft general permit for small “Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems” (MS4) located in Mass. The new permits, when finalized, will update efforts in up to 260 municipalities, better protecting rivers, streams, ponds, lakes and wetlands across Massachusetts. EPA previously released draft general permits for small MS4s in North Coastal Watersheds in ...

  • OSHA cites DiMeo Brothers for exposing workers to falls, trench cave-ins while installing storm sewers in Glenview, Illinois

    Two employees of DiMeo Brothers Inc. were observed on April 14 working in a 25 foot-deep trench without adequate cave-in protection while installing storm sewers for the Village of Glenview. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the sewer and water contractor for one willful and two serious safety violations carrying proposed penalties of $44,660. ...

  • Bridge over troubled water opens at last

    A popular Bolton footbridge re-opened today (May 16) – after six years of planning and a painstaking £1.8 million replacement scheme. Wilson’s Bridge over the River Croal at Farnworth has been closed since 2008 when it was declared unstable.  A brand new bridge was installed by United Utilities at the end of February and MP Yasmin Qureshi will ...


    By United Utilities

  • Lane closure planned on busy Bolton road

    A major route through Bolton town centre will be reduced to one lane from next weekend for emergency sewer works. From 25 May United Utilities needs to close two of the three lanes on Moss Bank Way, near the junction of the A666, Blackburn Road. It is to allow engineers safe working room to repair a collapsed sewer. Dot matrix signs and road signage will give drivers advance warning on the ...


    By United Utilities

  • 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

  • Deutscher Reparaturtag 19.September in Kassel Germany

    KA-TE will be present at the 2. German Reparation Day in Kassel. A special congress for businesses in the sewer rehabilitation market. Please come and visit our booth www.reparaturtag.de   Program: Moderation: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Wagner, Hochschule Wismar ...


    By KATE PMO AG

  • UEMSI Attends the 2013 APWA Illinois Chapter Conference

    The theme of the APWA 2013 Conference in Peoria, IL was that of prevention. Municipalities and contractors alike came together to share ideas on how to keep unexpected equipment repairs from eating up much of their time. UEMSI, a recognized dealer for Hadronex, were on-hand to offer solutions to meet this need. Municipalities are always looking for solutions when it comes to preventing sewage ...

  • The snoot of the ‘Green Dragon’

    Two vertical mount 8H-VC18 units were installed in the Colombian jungle on the river Caucasia, about 400 kilometers (248 miles) South of the coast. Because of some interesting features, the installation earned the nickname the Green Dragon. The pumps were designed in the vertical position in order to elevate the motors to avoid damage from flooding – a regular occurrence during the rainy ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • ASTM C428 / C428M - 05(2011)e1 Standard Specification for Asbestos-Cement Nonpressure Sewer Pipe

    This specification covers requirements relating to asbestos-cement nonpressure sewer pipes, joints, and fittings suitable for use with gravity flow, intended for sewerage and drainage applications from point of use to point of treatment or disposal. It defines certain conditions of manufacture, classification, characteristics, and acceptance tests applicable to these products. ...


    By ASTM International

  • $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 ...

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