Cincinnati’s Smart Sewers Sensors, Robots: A Sign of the Times

Jul 19

Cincinnati’s Smart Sewers Sensors, Robots: A Sign of the Times

Cities like Cincinnati are working smart, not hard. Many ingenious tools are being developed to aid in the maintenance of the sewer systems near and far. From electronic monitoring systems to sewer robots, it appears we are just at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to high tech systems. Notwithstanding the regularly scheduled maintenance, the city has invested in...

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Restructured Sewer Systems are an Asset for Ohio Cities

Nov 29

Restructured Sewer Systems are an Asset for Ohio Cities

Major cities throughout Ohio are at the start of, or just completing important sewer rehabilitation upgrades to enhance their respective cities. There have been many successes due to the collaboration of communities working together in order to prioritize infrastructure renewal, as well as pooling their resources. Some cities including Akron, Cincinnati, and...

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Erie Interceptor Express Sewer

Jun 13

Erie Interceptor Express Sewer

The city of Springfield will begin the latest project which will likely cost millions to eliminate overflows into local waterways. The city council is set to approve the Erie Interceptor Express Sewer this month. The Express Sewer will mainly transport sanitary flows from the northwestern part of the city, directly to the Wastewater Treatment Plant in order to...

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Cincinnati’s Dry Run and Columbus’ Largest Project to Improve Sewer Tunnel

May 12

Cincinnati’s Dry Run and Columbus’ Largest Project to Improve Sewer Tunnel

Columbus is building an underground storm sewer tunnel which will be the largest public works project in the city’s history. The 4-mile long storm water sewer tunnel is 175 feet under the city and is nearly complete with 3,000 feet to go. At 5-feet an hour, the massive 95-ton drill is doing its best to churn through miles of limestone. The city’s combined...

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Provincial Town’s Evolved Sewer System

Apr 21

Provincial Town’s Evolved Sewer System

The city of Chillicothe is a city in Ohio surrounded by farming communities. The Utility oversees 106 miles of gravity sanitary sewer lines, and another 10 miles of force main lines.  In parts of the city, different areas have had their sewers installed at varying stages, using different materials that were considered appropriate at the time.  Parts of the system...

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Ohio’s 2016 Household Sewer Treatment Program

Feb 26

Ohio’s 2016 Household Sewer Treatment Program

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has released the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) funding agenda. The WPCLF funding program will offer up to $5 million in principal forgiveness funds to local health districts during 2016 for projects that will repair or replace failing HSTS (Household Sewer Treatment Systems). Ohio EPA will use a strategic process...

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