Light at the End of the Tunnel

by Kenneth Chandler, Director of the Dept of Public Utilities; Richmond, VA,
Gary Duval, P.E., Technical Services Administrator for the Dept of Transportation; Richmond, VA,
Robert Stone, Engineer for the Dept of Public Utilities; Richmond, VA,
Federico E. Maisch, P.E., Principal of Greeley and Handen LLC; Richmond, VA,
Edward M Gerulat, P.E., Principal of Greeley and Handen LLC; Richmond, VA,
Edward J. Cronin, P.E., Associate at Greeley and Handen LLC; Richmond, VA,
Douglas F. Fee, P.E., Engineer at Greeley and Handen LLC; Richmond, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2004, Vol. 74, Issue 4, Pg. 66-73


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: As part of a comprehensive program to control combined sewer overflows in Richmond, Virginia, engineers designed a deep tunnel 5,900 feet long to store the polluted water during severe storms. When the foul weather has passed, the tunnel conveys its contents to the city's wastewater treatment plant.

Subject Headings: Combined sewers | Overflow | Stormwater management | Tunnels | Virginia | Wastewater management

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