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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Mar 26 2018
The Harris County Flood Control District proposed building drainage tunnels throughout the Texas county to carry storm water from west Houston east…
Mar 23 2018
The city of Akron, Ohio, has proposed a sewer rehabilitation and green infrastructure plan to manage storm water and combined sewer overflows (CSOs…
Mar 21 2018
The U.S. EPA announced a settlement with Dole Food Co. Inc. for failing to close two large-capacity cesspools (LCC) at its Puuiki Beach Park property…
Mar 19 2018
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced $5 million in initial funding for flood control projects in Kingwood, a northeastern area of Harris County, Texas.…
Mar 9 2018
Houston has won a $9.4 million federal grant to improve high-water signals at 40 intersections throughout the city. The high-water signals will…
Mar 6 2018
Denver Public Works has made progress on the Platte to Park Hill drainage project, scheduled to be operational by June 2018. The project, part of the…
Mar 6 2018
A new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), obtained by NPR and scheduled to be published by the end of the week,…
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 people March 2 to…
Mar 2 2018
Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued in the Southern California communities of Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland, and Carpinteria…
Mar 1 2018
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will increase dam inspection standards in the wake of the Oroville Dam spillway failure in…
Feb 23 2018
Bridgeport, Conn., launched a resilience project to minimize flood risk and account for sea level rise affecting Bridgeport’s South End businesses…
Feb 23 2018
On Feb. 22, the Grand River in Lansing, Mich., reached 14.3 ft—more than 3 ft above flood stage. The National Weather Service reported that the Grand…
Feb 21 2018
Rainfall in Chicago and surrounding suburbs has triggered flood warnings. The National Weather Service has issued flood watch in the Illinois…
Feb 19 2018
Construction has started on flood control improvements in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The plan involves removing a high-maintenance retaining wall and raising…
Feb 8 2018
In response to Hurricane Irma flooding in Key Largo, Fla., Monroe County has proposed elevating roads in the lowest, most flood-prone areas. Beyond…
Feb 8 2018
A new study published in the academic journal Science Advances raised concerns regarding the ecological impact dam building is having in the Amazon…
Feb 5 2018
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the White, Tolt, Snoqualmie and Green Rivers in Washington state following…
Feb 1 2018
Costs to repair the Lake Oroville Dam spillway of Oroville, Calif., have escalated to $870 million. The previous cost estimate was totalled at $660…
Jan 29 2018
The New Orleans Department of Public Works found 93,000 lb of Mardi Gras beads clogging catch basins. Following an August flood, the city initiated…
Jan 26 2018
In early March 2016, the Alaska Department of Transportation issued a request for proposals packet that outlined plans for the reconstruction and…
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