While it’s ideal to remove excess wet weather flow (inflow/infiltration) from collection systems by eliminating their sources, sometimes post-rehabilitation flows are still too high during wet weather and sanitary sewer overflows can occur overloading treatment plants. Another cost effective option to reduce peak weather flows are temporary storage facilities that store this excess flow and release it after the rainfall event, when downstream collection system capacity becomes available. These types of facilities can be above ground or below ground and finding locations to construct them can be difficult. Politics, economics, and other stakeholders in the community become involved when considering building these facilities because of NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) concerns. During this webcast, designers and owners will share their experiences with planning, design, permitting , construction and operation of their wet weather storage facilities.

Speakers:

  • P.S. Arora, PE - City of Denton TX
  • Brandt Miller, PE - Hazen and Sawyer
  • Brigitte Ann Berger-Raish, PE - Village of Wilmette IL
  • Mike Young, PE - RJN
  • Gregory Heath, PE – AECOM
  • Maureen Durkin, PE (moderator) - Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

There will be 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) offered for this webcast. Please check with your state accreditation agency to determine if you qualify. The PDH instructions will be sent to all attendees 24 hours after the webcast has ended.

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