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.
FEMA approves funding for Houston home buyouts and flood control
Jun 7 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has allocated $25.6 million from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to help the...

Chicago experiences record floods and rainfall for May
May 31 2018

On May 30, the remnants of...

May 29 2018

On May 28, Subtropical Storm Alberto made landfall in the Florida Panhandle. The storm reached maximum sustained winds of 45 mph when it...

Understanding the MEP compliance standard in MS4 permitting
May 25 2018

Over the past decade, municipalities that own or operate a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) have faced a trend of expanding MS4 permits...

Erosion control managed a storm water drainage problem
May 25 2018

Texas A&M University is experiencing a growth spurt. The university, founded in 1871 in what is now the city of College Station, Texas, has...

Brentwood, Tenn., library has been discharging sewage into a storm drain
May 16 2018

Restroom pipes in the John P. Holt Brentwood Library of Brentwood, Tenn., have been dumping sewage into a...

East Coast storms claim lives, leads to flooding and baseball-sized hail
May 16 2018

Severe storms throughout the Northeast...

Chicago area faces flooding with heavy spring rains
May 15 2018

On May 14, spring rains brought flooding and nickel-sized hail to the Chicago area. Lake County, Ill., experienced standing water and...

Washington declares state of emergency as flood control measures rise
May 14 2018

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency for multiple eastern...

New report finds Houston needs a more substantial flood control plan
May 14 2018

The Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium released a report stating that many Harris County, Texas, watersheds do no have adequate...

May 13 2018

The HydroVent manhole cover uses LiftMate ball-and-socket hinge system technology coupled with a heavy-duty latching mechanism. The manhole cover...

Combination Sewer Cleaner
May 13 2018

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

Flood control problems in Kenya
May 10 2018

On May 9, Patel Dam in Nakura County, Kenya, burst and killed at least 27 people, leaving dozens unaccounted for. This latest incident...

Florida makes flood control advances with Lake Okeechobee dike repairs
Apr 26 2018

Florida has provided the first of two $50 million grants to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to expedite repairs to the Herbert...

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...