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.
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Corvallis, Ore., braces for more flooding as water starts to rise
Corvallis, Ore., braces for more flooding as water starts to rise.
Apr 9 2019
In Corvallis, Ore., city officials are expecting flood waters to rise and are urging residents to get ready. According to the National Weather…
In River Fall, Wis., storm water ponds help prevent rising water unlike other area towns
In River Fall, Wis., storm water ponds help prevent rising water unlike other area towns.
Apr 3 2019
Higher water levels in River Falls, Wis., have been steadily receding, while other cities in the area have been coping with rising flood waters.…
Apr 1 2019
In Clark County, Ind. upholding federal requirements regarding storm water runoff and maintaining more than 100,000 linear ft of pipes, culverts and…
Red River water quality declines due to polluted storm water runoff and drainage systems
Red River water quality declines due to polluted storm water runoff and drainage systems
Mar 7 2019
A new assessment by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) found that the Red River is polluted by excess sediment and damaging nutrients for…
Crews work to clear debris from collapsed storm drain and prevent flooding
Crews work to clear debris from collapsed storm drain and prevent flooding
Jan 31 2019
Orange County, Calif., Public Works crews began work to clear debris from a 100-ft-long sinkhole in La Habra, Calif., caused by a collapsed…
Flood control project completed in Southern Illinois
Flood control project completed in Southern Illinois
Dec 19 2018
On Dec. 18, state and regional officials gathered at America’s Central Port in Granite City, Ill., to celebrate completed upgrades to the Metro East…
Dec 4 2018
As a regulated municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the city of Lancaster, Pa., was obligated to meet…
Dec 4 2018
When the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) was tasked by the U.S. EPA to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) into Mill Creek…
Boston proposes green flood control plan
Boston proposes green flood control plan
Oct 18 2018
On Oct. 17, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh released the Resilient Boston Harbor Plan, which aims to protect Boston from rising sea levels and floods.…
Texas floods trigger bridge collapse
Texas floods trigger bridge collapse
Oct 17 2018
On Oct. 16, the 2900 bridge over the Llano River in Kingsland, Texas, collapsed due to flooding. Several days of heavy rainfall led up to the…
Oct 15 2018
Curbside inlet protection is important in the construction industry. Made of 100% natural, yet durable coir, the BioD-SiltTrap rectangular wattle is…
Former golf course becomes storm water drainage amenity
Former golf course becomes storm water drainage amenity
Oct 15 2018
Construction has begun on the Timber Oaks Retention Facility Project in Port Richey, Fla. The project aims to repurpose a 78-acre golf course into a…
The system allows the basin to capture approximately 70,000 gal of runoff during a typical rainfall event.
The system allows the basin to capture approximately 70,000 gal of runoff during a typical rainfall event.
Sep 26 2018
Combined sewer systems (CSS) exist in as many as 860 communities across the nation, and these aging sewer systems account for an estimated 850…
New Jersey water completes flood control plan
New Jersey water completes flood control plan
Sep 25 2018
On Sept. 24, New Jersey American Water held a ribbon-cutting event celebrating the completion of a $37 million flood protection project at its…
Historic mill town concerns expanding flood control measures
Historic mill town concerns expanding flood control measures
Sep 19 2018
On Sept. 17, the Howard County Council held a legislative hearing on plans to mitigate flooding in Ellicott City, Md. The council is considering…
California approves state funding for Napa flood control projects
California approves state funding for Napa flood control projects
Sep 18 2018
On Sept. 14, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1073, which authorizes state funding for flood control projects in the city of Napa,…
Recent storms have resulted in extensive flood damages for Wisconsin
Recent storms have resulted in extensive flood damages for Wisconsin
Sep 11 2018
Recent storms and flooding in Wisconsin that began Aug. 17 have caused at least $208.7 million in damage, including $98.2 million in damage to homes…
Naval base leaks wastewater following connection with storm water system
Naval base leaks wastewater following connection with storm water system
Sep 10 2018
Naval Base Kitsap discovered a long-term sewage spill that leaked an estimated 450,000 gal of wastewater into the Puget Sound during the past two…
Sep 6 2018
The El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Irvine, Calif., was built in 1942. To build the runway and roadways to aid base operations, a mixed open…
Sep 6 2018
A hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., used a custom solution by EJ to solve a problem with storm drains in an aging parking deck. “This is an active parking…
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