Estimating Urban and Suburban Sewage Flows with Assistance of GIS Technology

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by Paul Kirshen, MWRA, Boston, United States,
Daniel Nvule, MWRA, Boston, United States,
John Corliss, MWRA, Boston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions

Abstract: The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA), an agency created by the Massachusetts legislature to provide wholesale water and sewer services to the metropolitan Boston areea, is starting to prepare a master plan for sewer services for its Northern Service territory. This area includes approximately 23 cities and towns. A major need of the project is to develop estimates of present and projected average daily sewerage flows from residential and industrial-commercial-institutional (ICI) users entering the MWRA's interceptors from these connection points. Discussed in this paper is the methodology being used for this and its benefits.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Water resources | Suburbs | Sewage | Information systems | Sewers | Water flow | Fluid flow | Urban areas | North America | Massachusetts | United States | Boston

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