Storm Water Safety

With its major business district and residential developments flanking the Thames River, London, ON, began to recognize the issues inherent in its aging combined sewer system as early as the 1950s. The scattered sewers, built 100 years earlier, addressed water management issues in specific areas but were not constructed to function as a complete system.

The problem

Rural Monitoring

Many small municipalities rely on nearby cities for their wastewater treatment. However, these towns and counties—which often are wide in square miles but narrow in population—are responsible for monitoring their own flow to find local problems in wastewater volumes and correct them before they lead to excess flows.