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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

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

Performing Quick and Economical Sewer Inspections

Posted by Brad Robertson on Thursday, May 08, 2014 @ 08:09 AM

“We were looking for inflow and infiltration sources (specifically ground water infiltration) and to schedule a CCTV crew to be here when conditions are right is extremely difficult, if not impossible. The pole camera showed certain areas to be in good working order so we could move them to the bottom of the list for repairs. Currently we are in a sanitary sewer evaluation study and may use CCTV to investigate some problem areas in the future.” -- Scott Hunsucker, plant superintendent, Town of Brownstown.
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Tags: pole camera, CCTV, sewer inspections, sewer line


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