Sewer Overflows

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Jan 15 2020
The city of Ottawa will receive financial assistance from the state to separate its storm sewer flow from the sanitary/combined sewer system. The…
Dec 24 2019
E. coli bacteria surged more than 10 times safe levels in the Savannah River around Augusta, Georgia after flooding and wastewater sewer overflows…
Dec 20 2019
Hamilton Wastewater Treatment Plant has exceeded its capacity for the second time in December and released wastewater into Hamilton waterways for…
Dec 12 2019
The U.S. EPA has extended the public comment period for its proposed plan, which evaluates the impacts of the current and expected future volume of…
Dec 11 2019
In 2019, WWD had four top projects that topped the editors scoring lists, so to determine which one would be named the #1 WWD Top Project, they held…
Dec 11 2019
More than a century ago, the city of Buffalo, N.Y., pioneered a state-of-the-art combined sewer system that collected and transmitted sanitary and…
Nov 18 2019
A new tunnel on the east side of Cleveland to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) is expected to be active by the end of 2019, according to the…
Oct 21 2019
Approximately 11 million gal of sewage and storm water poured into the Grand and Red Cedar rivers, according to Lansing State Journal. 10 million gal…
Oct 14 2019
The vast networks of buried water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure are the veins and arteries feeding our people, our cities and protecting…
Oct 14 2019
Today, many municipalities are in the process of re-negotiating their National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit with the U.S.…
Aug 22 2019
Flash flooding Aug. 17 overflowed Flint, Mich. primary settling tanks resulting in 2 million gal of raw sewage entering the Flint River.  According…
Aug 8 2019
Lake Hopatcong has remained closed due to a record-setting algae bloom that also has affected other New Jersey lakes this summer, according to NJ…
Aug 5 2019
Nearly 50 years since the Clean Water ACT (CWA) passage in the early 1970s, many communities have not met CWA goals and continue to pollute. CWA…
Jul 22 2019
In St. Petersburg, Fla., robots could help fix the wastewater system.  According to the Tampa Bay Times, the robots may soon be crawling in sewage…
Jul 9 2019
Although named for the idyllic garden of the Old Testament, the city of Eden, N.C., has battled infrastructure challenges that have been anything but…
Tonya Chandler is vice president of sales and marketing for Anue Water Technologies
Tonya Chandler, vice president of sales and marketing for Anue Water Technologies.
Jul 8 2019
Bacon! Who does not love bacon? Collection system operators, that’s who. With or without wipes, fats, oils and grease (FOG) are the bane of…
Jun 3 2019
Superior Smoke Generators offer a cost-effective method to find sources of surface inflow causing wet weather sanitary sewer overflows. These…
May 1 2019
When the West Side sewage pump station in Onondaga County, N.Y., prepared to undergo its first major expansion and upgrade in more than 30 years, the…
The Regional Water Resource Agency in Kentucky is on track to meet U.S. EPA guidelines
The Regional Water Resource Agency in Kentucky is on track to meet U.S. EPA guidelines.
Apr 17 2019
In Kentucky, the Regional Water Resource Agency (RWRA) is ahead of schedule in its 10 year combined sewer overflow long term control plan, according…
Apr 2 2019
Engineers have used deep tunnel storage facilities and associated dewatering pump stations for addressing combined sewer (CSO) and sanitary sewer…
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