Baltimore’s High Cost Sewer Correction

Sep 21

Baltimore’s High Cost Sewer Correction

The City of Baltimore is prepared to overhaul a leaky and aging sewer system at a pricey $400 million. There have been many costly initiatives over the last decade in an effort to fix the ailing sewer system. However, the City’s harbor has yet to be free of contamination due to substances spilling from a sewer line laden with potentially harmful bacteria.  It...

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DC Water Performs Dye Test to Confirm Sewer Leak

Sep 02

DC Water Performs Dye Test to Confirm Sewer Leak

In a remote area of Soapstone Creek, beyond the Soapstone Valley trail, there was a slow leak detected in a sewer pipe. It almost went unnoticed but through a series of tests which required the use of dye, the leak was detected and repaired. DC Water Dept. inspectors poured a concentrated green dye into a manhole upstream from the ooze site, and sure enough, green...

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Sewer Main Leaks into Patuxent River

Aug 12

Sewer Main Leaks into Patuxent River

A broken Sewer main has caused almost 1 million gallons of sewage to flow into the Patuxent River. The City has closed the north end portion of the river’s Rocky Gorge reservoir for a 30 day timeframe. Other areas were affected, as well, including Lake Hallowell and Hawlings River. The City is very mindful of the Clean Water Act and has stated that the water is...

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Pipelines Seminar 2015

Jul 21

Pipelines Seminar 2015

It’s that time again Baltimore!  Your annual pipelines conference is almost here. The American Society of Civil Engineers event will be full of presentations and networking.  This year’s event will be held August 23-26 with awards and keynote speakers.  This will be fun and informational!  Baltimore has some facts that may not be well known.  Here are...

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Sewer and Water 101

Jun 30

Sewer and Water 101

Summer is indeed here in all its glory. We know that means rainfall is here, too. In fact, in many parts of the country we have had record setting storms. Precipitation can heavily contribute to an overloaded sewer system. As a nation, we have over 700 communities that utilize combined sewer systems. There are some Cities that have separate sewer systems but this is...

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