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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Nov 28 2017
China has implemented a national project known as the Sponge City Initiative with the objective that 80% of urban areas should absorb and reuse at…
Oct 17 2017
The city of Modesto, Calif., agreed to pay a $165,000 fine for releasing wastewater into the San Joaquin River. In March 2017, the city released…
Oct 16 2017
The Chicago area experienced heavy rainfall Oct. 14, causing the city and surrounding suburbs to experience flash floods. A flash flood warning…
Oct 9 2017
Hurricane Nate made U.S. landfall Oct. 7 in southeast Louisiana then again Oct. 8 near Biloxi, Miss. The storm first hit the U.S. as a Category 1…
Oct 4 2017
The Baltimore Public Works Department blamed a “fatberg" made up of grease, fat, wet wipes and other garbage that slowly grew in a Baltimore sewer…
Sep 26 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Maryland Department of the Environment announced that a revised amended consent decree to…
Sep 25 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has coordinated closely with federal, commonwealth, territory and local partners as it responds to the…
Sep 22 2017
Potts Law Firm filed a class-action lawsuit against the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA), representing residents and businesses in Kingwood, Texas…
Sep 21 2017
Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean Sept. 20 and 21, devastating Puerto Rico and hitting the Dominican Republic shortly after. A Category 3 hurricane…
Sep 13 2017
Describing the recently installed 72 Bishop Street project in Portland, Maine, Robert Woodman, P.E., senior storm water engineer for ACF…
Sep 13 2017
When plans began in the fall of 2013 for a new home for the Atlanta Braves, the goal was to build a new ballpark with a mixed-use development…
Sep 13 2017
Days after Irma hit the U.S., residents have begun recovery efforts. Several states—Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Alabama—are…
Sep 11 2017
Hurricane Irma hit Florida Sept. 10. A Category 4 storm, it left its mark on the Florida Keys, then downgraded to a Category 3 storm and hit Marco…
Sep 8 2017
Houston and south Texas have started to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Notably, residents are cleaning up—or out—their homes, property…
Sep 6 2017
Areas in Texas and Louisiana hit by Hurricane Harvey have began to recover from the storm, receiving aid in many forms.    The U.S. House of…
Sep 1 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) released the following statement in regards…
Aug 22 2017
The city of Sterling, Wis., announced it is prioritizing storm water sewer projects. It plans to accomplish eight of 10 storm water sewer projects on…
Aug 10 2017
In late summer and early fall, when many sweeping contractors are out mowing and landscaping, the need for street sweeping seems to lessen, except…
Jul 31 2017
The Drainage and Flood Control Summit will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 26 to 27, 2017. The event will bring stakeholders and speakers…
Jul 26 2017
The Chicago area experienced heavy rainfall and major flooding over nearly two weeks in July 2017. Rivers, land and infrastructure were inundated…
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