Sewers & Drainage Systems

Combined sewer overflows (CSO) and sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) are top concerns for storm water professionals when it comes to sewers and drainage systems. Properly designed and maintained sewer systems help prevent pollution and protect the health of waterways.
Manhole Access Assembly
Apr 18 2018

The Stormsurge access assembly solves the problem of manhole covers becoming dislodged from their frames during flash-flooding or storm surge...

Storm water runoff and flooding in Hawaii island of Kauai
Apr 17 2018

On April 14, heavy rains led to flooding, mudslides and evacuations in Kauai, Hawaii. Hawaii Gov. David Ige issued an emergency...

Houston plans billboards to advocate for flood control and insurance
Apr 12 2018

Houston officials have launched a campaign to put up two dozen billboards urging residents to buy flood insurance in the wake of...

Apr 6 2018

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) commissioned the first major component of the...

Kansas City flood control project nears completion
Apr 4 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has made progress on a $156 million storm water management project in Kansas City, Mo. Now in...

Program management system helps CSO project move smoothly
Mar 26 2018

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) is implementing a solution known as the Lower Mill Creek Partial Remedy (LMCPR),...

Harris County considers storm water drainage tunnels
Mar 26 2018

The Harris County Flood Control District proposed building drainage tunnels throughout the Texas county to carry storm water from west...

Akron, Ohio, turns to green infrastructure
Mar 23 2018

The city of Akron, Ohio, has proposed a...

Mar 22 2018

The Vactor 2100i was engineered to offer a new level of ease and simplicity. With a focus on ergonomics, it brings users an array of innovations...

Combination Sewer Cleaner
Mar 20 2018

The 2100i combination sewer cleaner is the successor to the popular 2100 Plus. Designed for public utilities and professional contractors cleaning...

Mar 19 2018

HydroBlox is made from 100% recycled thermoplastics, is a permanent solution that will not clog, is easy to install and handle, requires little to...

Texas approves flood control projects
Mar 19 2018

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced $5 million in initial funding for flood control projects in Kingwood, a northeastern area of Harris...

Traffic light in houston
Mar 9 2018

Houston has won a $9.4 million federal grant to improve...

Denver makes progress on storm water drainage project
Mar 6 2018

Denver Public Works has made progress on the...

Rising tides predicted in NOAA study
Mar 6 2018

A new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),...

Nor'easter brings record floods to East Coast
Mar 5 2018

A deadly storm—dubbed a nor'easter—devastated the East Coast, knocked out power lines, flooded homes and led to the death of eight...

Evacuation notices in Southern California
Mar 2 2018

Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued in the Southern California communities of Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland, and...

California tightens dam inspection standards
Mar 1 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will increase dam inspection standards in the wake of the Oroville Dam...