Monitoring sewage networks for sanitary sewer overflows

Dana Abu Sier, Kevin E Lansey

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Abstract

Sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) are becoming of increasing concern to utilities and regulators. The number and severity of SSOs can be reduced by the detection-correction of ongoing events. A methodology is presented to locate meters to maximize the likelihood of detecting system blockages and SSO disruptions. The problem is solved using a set-covering approach and allows the trade-off between the number of detections and the cost of gages to be easily assessed. To introduce blockages and analyze system hydraulics, a full hydraulic model for the sewer system is applied. A system in Pima County Arizona is used as a case study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-132
Number of pages10
JournalCivil Engineering and Environmental Systems
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2005

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Keywords

  • Monitor location
  • Optimization
  • Sanitary sewer overflows
  • Set covering

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  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Monitoring sewage networks for sanitary sewer overflows. / Sier, Dana Abu; Lansey, Kevin E.

In: Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, Vol. 22, No. 2, 06.2005, p. 123-132.

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