Sanitary Sewer Overflows

The discharge of untreated sewage from sanitary sewers directly into the environment prior to reaching treatment facilities, most commonly caused by heavy rainfall events, which can cause a massive influx of storm water into sewerage lines.
arrow_drop_down
Jun 9 2021
The U.S. Attorney’s Office entered into a consent decree with the city of Quincy, Massachusetts, to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA)…
Jun 1 2021
You know how the classic arcade game goes. A mole comes out from the hole, and you try to hit it quickly back down with your hammer so you can get to…
The Schwarze A7 equipped with optional rear catch basin hose and a high-pressure spray wand.
The Schwarze A7 equipped with optional rear catch basin hose and a high-pressure spray wand.
Sponsored
May 6 2021
Situated along the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers, the small city of Marietta, Ohio, population 20,000, puts a focus on reducing the sediment and debris…
Sponsored
May 4 2021
Sewer cleaning unit with a continuous recycling system designed to perform throughout the day without the need to stop and refill the tank with new…
Apr 5 2021
The U.S. EPA announced the availability of $67 million in grant funding through the new Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant program…
Mar 23 2021
The Chagrin Falls Board of Education approved several capital improvement projects for summer 2021 for a few Ohio schools. One project will include…
Mar 2 2021
EPA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing an allocation formula for the Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grants Program…
Feb 8 2021
The U.S. EPA has settled storm water violations with Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The violations were settled with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer…
Dec 9 2020
The continued functioning of integrated storm water management systems is crucial. These systems that channel, contain and convey storm water…
Dec 7 2020
Location: Collingwood, Ontario, Canada Cost: $700,000 Size: Municipal-wide Owners: Town of Collingwood and oarticipating private property owners…
Aug 17 2020
Storm water management is an increasingly challenging requirement. Sea-level rise, increased frequency and intensity of storms, and the continuing…
Vacall AllJetVac with boiler system produces hot water for sewer cleaning and hydroexcavation.
Vacall AllJetVac with boiler system produces hot water for sewer cleaning and hydroexcavation.
Sponsored
Apr 7 2020
The city of Hoonah, with about 800 residents and 300 households, has become one of Alaska’s fastest-growing cities. Nestled along the Icy Strait of…
Feb 13 2020
A Bay Area environmental group sued California’s Sunnyvale and Mountain View cities for violation of the Clean Water Act. According to the Mercury…
Jan 6 2020
When faced with a U.S. EPA Consent Decree with an estimated cost of $1 billion, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), adopted the EPA’s Capacity,…
Nov 6 2019
Federal engineers have discovered that a dam protecting some of the communities in the Mojave desert, such as Victorville, Hesperia, Apple Valley and…
Oct 29 2019
Underneath the new pedestrian plaza in Spokane, Wash., is a combined sewer overflow (CSO) tank, which has caused the closure of the Monroe Street…
bucher sewer cleaner
Bucher Municipal's RECycler unit.
Sep 19 2019
The responsibility to care for the environment and about water conservation falls to governments, companies, customers and consumers. In short,…
Last month, heavy rainfall led sanitary sewer systems to overflow in Manatee County, Fla.
Last month, heavy rainfall led sanitary sewer systems to overflow in Manatee County, Fla.
Sep 9 2019
Last month, sanitary sewer systems in Manatee County, Fla., overflowed after too much rain infiltrated pipes.  According to the Bradenton Herald,…
Construction on the project began in September 2018 and is nearing completion.
Construction on the project began in September 2018 and is nearing completion.
Aug 6 2019
The Ohio River stretches from Pittsburgh to its confluence with the Mississippi River at Cairo, Ill., a distance of 891 miles. It drains more than 12…
Aug 6 2019
Lynchburg, Va., uses a combined sewer system that carries both sanitary sewer flow and storm water to the Lynchburg Regional Wastewater Treatment…
Subscribe to Sanitary Sewer Overflows
expand_less