Sanitary Sewer Overflows

The discharge of untreated sewage from sanitary sewers directly into the environment prior to reaching treatment facilities, most commonly caused by heavy rainfall events, which can cause a massive influx of storm water into sewerage lines.
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Last month, heavy rainfall led sanitary sewer systems to overflow in Manatee County, Fla.
Last month, heavy rainfall led sanitary sewer systems to overflow in Manatee County, Fla.
Sep 9 2019
Last month, sanitary sewer systems in Manatee County, Fla., overflowed after too much rain infiltrated pipes.  According to the Bradenton Herald,…
Construction on the project began in September 2018 and is nearing completion.
Construction on the project began in September 2018 and is nearing completion.
Aug 6 2019
The Ohio River stretches from Pittsburgh to its confluence with the Mississippi River at Cairo, Ill., a distance of 891 miles. It drains more than 12…
Aug 6 2019
Lynchburg, Va., uses a combined sewer system that carries both sanitary sewer flow and storm water to the Lynchburg Regional Wastewater Treatment…
Jul 17 2019
The city of Frederick, Md., wastewater treatment plant is seeking greater capacity after rainfall lead to a sewage release.  The city and surrounding…
Jun 21 2019
In Wisconsin, the Jefferson Common Council approved hiring R.G. Huston Co. Inc. to work on the 2019 North Industrial Park improvement project. The…
Jun 18 2019
The city of Altoona, Pa., is working with the local water authority and Logan Township to solve issues with sanitary sewage and storm runoff.…
May 14 2019
  The Water Expo 2019 will present equipment, technologies, products and more for the wastewater, sewer infrastructure, environmental services,…
Centuries of storm water runoff have carved a natural flood channel in Henderson, Nev.
Centuries of storm water runoff have carved a natural flood channel in Henderson, Nev.
Apr 8 2019
A Henderson, Nev., deforestation project in Pittman Wash has residents taking a stand against city hall, according to the Nevada Current. “There’s…
Oct 5 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $8.7 million to Guam for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure improvement. “…
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…
Feb 2 2016
Sediment basins have long been the primary means of providing sediment control on larger construction sites and have generally been accepted as…
Sep 22 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report, "EPA Needs to Track Whether Its Major Municipal…
Sep 4 2015
The Department of Public Works’ sanitary sewer overflow program in Baton Rouge, La., is in the process of installing sewer overflow alarm and…
Jul 30 2015
The city of Goshen, Ind.’s concern about the undersized sewer and consistent basement backups on Jefferson Street led city officials from the…
Jan 27 2015
Amid the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C., a massive infrastructure program is underway that will result in cleaner, healthier rivers in the…
Aug 1 2014
The city of McKinney, Texas, (located 32 miles northeast of Dallas) has undergone flow monitoring and is experiencing wet-weather peaking factors in…
Oct 15 2013
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Brown & Caldwell received the Award for Excellence in Innovation from the Water Environment Research…
Sep 27 2013
Proper septic system care and maintenance is vital to protecting public health and preserving valuable water resources. During the first-ever…
Sep 19 2013
Citizens Energy Group has selected Parsons Brinckerhoff to design a new combined sewer overflow (CSO) tunnel in downtown Indianapolis. The Lower…
Jun 5 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the approval of an innovative plan for the control of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in the…
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