Engineering Aspects of Wastewater Contracts

by Samuel I. Zack,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1969, Vol. 95, Issue 3, Pg. 465-480

Document Type: Journal Paper


Engineering elements essential to the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of sewerage facilities for use by two or more parties are outlined. Contract terms, conditions and clauses in successful use which include engineering basis for jointly sharing the capacities of sewage collection and treatment facilities, and for jointly sharing of capital and annual operating and maintenance costs are covered. Definitions of engineering terms, regulations pertaining to conditions of wastewaters, both domestic and industrial, acceptable from the party being served, as well as how and when payments are made according to actual contracts in effect are given. The importance of scheduling payments to meet commitments is presented. Examples are cited to indicate how engineering factors and needs of a specific location affect the patterns of a contract. The fact that no lawyer should endeavor to write a contract without engineering consultation and that no engineer should write a contract without legal advice is emphasized.

Subject Headings: Consulting services | Wastewater management | Contracts | Maintenance | Industrial wastes | Payment | Legal affairs | Financing

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