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[Quiz]: Can Your Wastewater Collection System Handle It?

Posted by Joseph Bartos on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 10:05 AM

So you think your knowledge and collection system can pass the test? Take our free quizzes to find out!

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Tags: Wastewater, Wastewater collections, Mapping, sanitary sewer system, Field Services,, sanitary sewers, Collection Systems

What is Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP)?

Posted by Joseph Bartos on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

CIPP is a method that can be used to rehabilitate existing pipes such as sanitary sewers, storm drains, and pressure pipes.

  

The method can be used to line circular pipe and a variety of noncircular pipe such as egg shapes, ovoids, and box culverts. In this post we cover how CIPP works, liner materials, installation methods, and cost benefits.

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Tags: sanitary sewer system, sewer line

[Webinar Recording] Reducing Inflow and Infiltration in a Sanitary Collection System

Posted by Marty Wessler on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Attention sanitary sewer utilities! 

Did you miss last week's webinar titled "Reducing Inflow and Infiltration in a Sanitary Collection System"?

Joe Bartos and Brad Robertson with Wessler Engineering presented this free webinar on July 8 and now the recording is available here.

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Tags: sanitary sewer system

Flushable Wipes Are Causing Superknots in Sanitary Sewer Systems

Posted by Ryan Brauen on Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

It's doing millions of dollars worth of damage each year and the problem does not seem to be going away anytime soon. 

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Tags: sanitary sewer system, sewer line

Best Practices for Avoiding a Costly Sanitary Sewer Connection Ban

Posted by Ryan Brauen on Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

As cities grow and expand, the flow to wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), also known as publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), increases. Many times, if preventative measures aren’t taken, the WWTPs can reach and exceed their capacity. What happens then?



When a treatment plant reaches or approaches 90% of it’s hydraulic or organic design capacity, Rule 327 IAC 4-1-3 states that IDEM will notify the operator that a Sewer Connection Ban may be necessary. The Town of Greentown, Indiana experienced these issues during the past decade. Town officials engaged with Wessler to make major improvements to their collection and waste treatment systems.

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Tags: sewer inspections, WWTP, sanitary sewer system, sewer line

6 Steps to Performing a Smoke Test

Posted by Brad Robertson on Thursday, October 09, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

In this video Wessler Engineering is on site smoke testing a sanitary sewer system to locate and identify defects that are contributing to inflow infiltration. The theory behind smoke testing is: where smoke's getting out, water is getting in.

6 Steps to Performing a Smoke Test

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Tags: sewer inspections, smoke testing, sanitary sewer system

11 Steps to a Healthier Sanitary Sewer System

Posted by Brad Robertson on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 08:36 AM

As Benjamin Franklin is famous for saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The health of your sanitary sewer system is similar to our personal health. We take measures to stay healthy by getting a flu shot, going to the doctor for an annual checkup, eating well-balanced meals, and exercising 30 minutes daily. We hope by being proactive with our health maintenance, we will prevent illness. The same is true for your sewer system. If you maintain your sewers, you can minimize costly repairs.

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Tags: sewer inspections, sewer, sanitary sewer system, smoke testing sewer lines

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