Sewer Manhole Articles

  • A methodology for linking 2D overland flow models with the sewer network model SWMM 5.1 based on dynamic link libraries

    Pluvial flooding in urban areas is characterized by a gradually varying inundation process caused by surcharge of the sewer manholes. Therefore urban flood models need to simulate the interaction between the sewer network and the overland flow in order to accurately predict the flood inundation extents. In this work we present a methodology for linking 2D overland flow models with the storm ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sewer Line Upsize in Perris, CA - Case Study

    Innovative pipebursting approach successfully upsizes old trunk sewer line to serve a new Southern California subdivision Challenge Burst a 350-foot-long trunk line, replacing 10-inch clay pipe with 14-inch SDR-17 polyethylene pipe. Solution We helped Young Homes close escrow on the 95 homes in its Perris, CA ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Performance of sanitary sewer collection system odour control devices operating in diverse conditions

    Controlling odours from sanitary sewer systems is challenging as a result of the expansive nature of these systems. Addition of oxidizing chemicals is often practiced as a mitigation strategy. One alternative is to remove odorous compounds in the gases vented from manholes using adsorptive media. In this study, odour control devices located at manholes were observed to determine the ability of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • St. Claude wastewater case study

    The dairy plant located in St. Claude, Manitoba was facing operational and regulatory pressure due to the significant amounts of BOD it was discharging into the community wastewater system. Levels of BOD discharged from the plant were steadily increasing creating pressures on the Town’s lagoon system, increasing from 450 mg/L in June – November 1990 to 2,512 mg/L in the January ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Understanding the spatial formation and accumulation of fats, oils and grease deposits in the sewer collection system

    Sanitary sewer overflows are caused by the accumulation of insoluble calcium salts of fatty acids, which are formed by the reaction between fats, oils and grease (FOG) and calcium found in wastewaters. Different sewer structural configurations (i.e., manholes, pipes, wet wells), which vary spatially, along with other obstructions (roots intrusion) and pipe deformations (pipe sags), may influence ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Local effects of global climate change on the urban drainage system of Hamburg

    The Hamburg Water Group owns and operates a sewer network with a total length of more than 5,700 km. There has been increasing attention paid to the possible impacts of predicted changes in precipitation patterns on the sewer network infrastructure. The primary objective of the work presented in this paper is an estimation of the hydraulic impacts of climate change on the Hamburg drainage ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Gravelpave2 & grasspave2 vs porous asphalt and porous concrete

    Background - Gravelpave2 is an evolutionary product derived from Grasspave2, which had to go through fire department approvals city by city for years. Each new product seems to require the same process, whether we like it or not. The strangest thing to us is that after 18 years making and selling porous paving, there are still communities that demand only asphalt or concrete for paving surfaces. ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Sensitivity analysis of surface runoff generation in urban flood forecasting

    Reliable flood forecasting requires hydraulic models capable to estimate pluvial flooding fast enough in order to enable successful operational responses. Increased computational speed can be achieved by using a 1D/1D model, since 2D models are too computationally demanding. Further changes can be made by simplifying 1D network models, removing and by changing some secondary elements. The Urban ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Langer Connection

    The call came from a Kennedy township homeowner that the smell of raw sewage was in the air and they were tired of the smell. Dave Gasparovich went out and started walking the very hilly area (15% grade or more) in search of the culprit. What he found was incredible, incredibly bad. The 12 manholes he discovered in the woods had been installed in the late 70’s and were connected with clay pipe. ...


    By A-Lok Products, Inc.

  • New York City Chooses Ductile Iron Pipe For First Pipe Bursting Project

    When the City of New York Department of Design and Construction (DDC) determines a pipeline needs to be installed, any private utility using the City’s right-of-way, e.g. ConEd, Cable Vision, Key Span and Verizon, is responsible for the cost of relocating and supporting, if possible, any conflicting lines prior to or during construction. This cost can be extremely high since utility corridors are ...

  • Delivering an Enhanced Sewer Condition Prioritization Process

    SCREAM™ is a sewer and manhole condition assessment tool developed by CH2MHill. It has been built into Wallingford Software’s InfoNet asset management solution as one of the standard choices for sewer and manhole condition grading. There is emphasis across the collections systems industry worldwide for sewer condition prioritization methods and manhole condition ranking. Although currently the UK ...


    By Innovyze

  • Process to Estimate Sanitary Sewer Pipe Remaining Life Provides MWWSSB Remedial Decision Information

    ABSTRACTA condition assessment study for the Water Works and Sanitary Sewer Board of the City of Montgomery’s (MWWSSB’s) West Catoma Interceptor (WCI) was conducted in 1998 and 2003. The WCI was evaluated in 1998 using core sampling, closed-circuit television, and manhole (MH) inspections. Approximately 193 MHs and 65,000 linear feet (LF) of pipe were inspected. A subsequent study conducted in ...

  • Tunneling Under Austin, Protecting the Environment, and Preserving the Peace

    ABSTRACTFor over a decade, an existing 42-inch wastewater interceptor has plagued the Austin Water Utility (Utility) with higher than usual maintenance demands. Located in the Walnut Creek flow line, this interceptor is partially exposed with manholes rising several feet above the creek bed due to years of erosion. The interceptor suffers from external erosion and is victim to debris floating ...

  • Rehabilitation of a Large Semi-Elliptical Sewer

    ABSTRACTThe Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (Districts) own, operate, and maintain a wastewater treatment and collection system that includes approximately 1300 miles of sanitary sewers ranging from 6 to 144 inches in diameter. A portion of the Districts’ Joint Outfall “A” Trunk Sewer was constructed of cast-in-place reinforced concrete having a semi-elliptical cross section and ...

  • Another Sewer from Hell - The City of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada Experience

    ABSTRACTThe City of Richmond has a population of approximately 180,000 and is located on a flood plain at approximately sea level. These physical attributes present numerous challenges with underground utility design, including sanitary sewers. On January 21, 2005 the City declared a local state of emergency near the intersection of No. 3 Road at Cook Road due to the development of a large ...

  • Maximazing Operational Capacity for Outfall Sewers through Innovative Design

    ABSTRACTThe City of Lincoln, Nebraska has undertaken a strategy to accelerate development of infrastructure systems for critical areas of the community, with the goal of nearly doubling the development rate for those areas. The Little Salt Creek drainage basin is a growing service area which includes over 3,000 acres of developed land and ultimately 5,300 acres in all. The majority of the ...

  • Manhole Relining in the Keystone State

    Manhole Relining in the Keystone State Mt. Carmel (Pa.) Board of Trustees Turns to Epoxy Lining to Save Failing Structures Exerpts from Trenchless Technology Magazine, September 2005 issue Given that estimates for the total amount of sanitary sewer pipes in the United States top 500,000 miles, it is easy to understand how sometimes manholes can be overlooked. But manholes are a big ...

  • Balancing growth and conservation - Precast concrete manholes become part of the stormwater solution

    When American Fork, Utah, decided to approve construction of a 175-acre commercial center, the city engineers had to consider the environmental effect it would have on a 45-acre wetland right next door. Under the EPA´s Phase II Storm Water Rules, adapted in late 1999, almost any city large enough to require a storm sewer system must balance growth with the environmental impacts of ...


    By BaySaver Technologies, Inc.

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