Combined Sewer Overflow Abatement by Means of Detention Basins and Stormwater Infiltration

by Per Jacobsen, Technical Univ of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark,
Peter Steen Mikkelsen, Technical Univ of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology


The conventional approach to abate the pollution loads from combined sewer overflows (CSO's) is to include detention basins. The same reduction in CSO loads may be obtained by infiltrating/percolating the stormwater. Furthermore the solution of stormwater infiltration has a small positive effect on the loading of the treatment plant, while the solution based on detention basins has a negative effect when increasing the discharge to the treatment plant.

Subject Headings: Recharge basins | Stormwater management | Combined sewers | Detention basins | Overflow | Retention basins | Load factors | Water treatment plants

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