The Case for Cleaning

by James D. McGregor, P.E., Sr. Assoc.; Hatch Mott MacDonald, Millburn, NJ,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2003, Vol. 73, Issue 1, Pg. 60-63

Document Type: Feature article


When sanitary sewer systems overflow during heavy rainstorms, the crisis is often attributed to the sheer volume of water inundating the system. In many cases, however, the lines would be perfectly capable of handling the increased demand if they were routinely cleaned.

Subject Headings: Water shortage | Sanitary sewers | Rain water | Pipe cleaning | Overflow

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