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.
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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…
Jul 17 2019
The city of Frederick, Md., wastewater treatment plant is seeking greater capacity after rainfall lead to a sewage release.  The city and surrounding…
Jun 21 2019
In Wisconsin, the Jefferson Common Council approved hiring R.G. Huston Co. Inc. to work on the 2019 North Industrial Park improvement project. The…
Jun 18 2019
The city of Altoona, Pa., is working with the local water authority and Logan Township to solve issues with sanitary sewage and storm runoff.…
May 14 2019
  The Water Expo 2019 will present equipment, technologies, products and more for the wastewater, sewer infrastructure, environmental services,…
Centuries of storm water runoff have carved a natural flood channel in Henderson, Nev.
Centuries of storm water runoff have carved a natural flood channel in Henderson, Nev.
Apr 8 2019
A Henderson, Nev., deforestation project in Pittman Wash has residents taking a stand against city hall, according to the Nevada Current. “There’s…
Oct 5 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $8.7 million to Guam for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure improvement. “…
Sep 26 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Maryland Department of the Environment announced that a revised amended consent decree to…
Feb 2 2016
Sediment basins have long been the primary means of providing sediment control on larger construction sites and have generally been accepted as…
Sep 22 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report, "EPA Needs to Track Whether Its Major Municipal…
Sep 4 2015
The Department of Public Works’ sanitary sewer overflow program in Baton Rouge, La., is in the process of installing sewer overflow alarm and…
Jul 30 2015
The city of Goshen, Ind.’s concern about the undersized sewer and consistent basement backups on Jefferson Street led city officials from the…
Jan 27 2015
Amid the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C., a massive infrastructure program is underway that will result in cleaner, healthier rivers in the…
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