Preparation of Notification Models Using Continuous Modeling Techniques

by Mark TenBroek,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


Public health departments in many states now require that operators of collection systems notify them of discharges from combined sewer systems soon after these events occur. This allows public health agencies the opportunity to give timely notification of the potential health hazards that may be present as a result of these discharges. Many of the NPDE permits are also including specific language as to how the notification should take place. In general, information on the location(s), volume, and the beginning and ending time of the discharges must be provided. This paper describes the use of continuous models to take collected rainfall data and prepare estimates of these overflows. This paper describes the model's basic features, simplifying assumptions, and methods used to ease the setup and input of rainfall data.

Subject Headings: Public health and safety | Rainfall | Overflow | Hydrologic data | Health hazards | Combined sewers | Pollutants

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