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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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…
Jan 23 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposed a study that would examine 22 watersheds in the Houston region. The study is being called the…
Jan 15 2018
With light rains predicted for Jan. 19 and a storm predicted for Jan. 24, Southern California officials are racing to clear debris and prepare storm…
Jan 12 2018
Search efforts in Montecito, Calif., continue following the mudslides that devastated Santa Barbara county Jan. 9. With 17 people now reported in the…
Jan 11 2018
Skimmer surface drains for sediment basins release the cleanest water instead of draining from the bottom. Eight sizes are available with adjustable…
Jan 10 2018
On Jan. 9, mudslides devastated Southern California, resulting in the death of 15 people and the injury of dozens more. While officials in the…
Jan 10 2018
The counties of Harris and Montgomery, Texas, voted to partner in a flood control study of the San Jacinto River watershed. The counties will…
Jan 9 2018
Heavy rains led to mudslides and flooding the morning of Dec. 9 in the Southern California counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. In the…
Jan 9 2018
Mandatory evacuation orders in low-lying areas and voluntary evacuation orders in less threatened areas have been issued in parts of Santa Barbara,…
Jan 8 2018
The city of Portland, Maine has undergone massive improvements in efforts to improve combined sewage and storm water overflow into the Casco Bay. The…
Jan 5 2018
Winter Storm Grayson battered the East Coast Jan. 4, resulting in up to 18 in. of snow, winds of 70 mph and coastal flooding. The coastal flooding…
Jan 3 2018
An East Willow Creek flood control structure in Fillmore County, Minn., has been restored using funding from the Clean Water Fund and the Minnesota…
Dec 28 2017
Louisiana drafted a plan to declare high-risk coastal areas uninhabitable. The plan called Louisiana Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments (…
Dec 21 2017
The city of Lancaster, Pa., agreed to comprehensive measures to end discharges of untreated sewage and other pollutants to local waterways from the…
Dec 18 2017
Camden, N.J., has announced plans to restore their storm water management plan and manage sewer overflow. The plan features increased green space,…
Dec 15 2017
The Deer Path Braves 8th Grade Varsity Robotics Team, based in Lake Forest, Ill., was tasked with finding an innovative solution to a current problem…
Dec 7 2017
The Senate of Berlin, Germany, released a plan for city climate action which incorporated green infrastructure. Cities across the globe, notably in…
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