Inside the Manhole: New Design on a Leaky Link

by Antonio V. Almeida, Dallas Water Utilities, Dallas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


Wastewater collection systems represent a major investment for every community, not only in capital dollars, but also in the well-being of community members. Though sanitary sewer manholes can be the single most important element in the wastewater collection system, they have received little attention in the past from design, construction, operating and maintenance experts within the industry. As pollution regulations tighten and concerns over the safety of maintenance workers grow, it is time to refocus attention on the proper functioning of the manhole.

Subject Headings: Manholes | Leakage | Industrial wastes | Occupational safety | Wastewater treatment | Wastewater management | Water pollution | Investments

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