Mainline Sewers Files

Magazine Article: Lateral Sealing in Wisconsin Provides Opportunity for Innovation

Sharon M. Bueno Rehab Showcase 2005

  • The Village of Brown Deer, Wisconsin, just wanted to address an ongoing problem in one of its residential subdivisions that resulted in high inflow and infiltration at one of its interceptor sewers as far back as 1996.

Comparison of Chemical Grout Properties: Which Grout Can Be Used Where and Why?

David Magill and Richard Berry Paper Presented at Geo-Denver 2007 2006

  • This paper is about the current uses of chemical grouts, the economics of product use, and a discussion of where specific products within a category can be used.

Case Study: Stopping Water Infiltration in Sewer System

American Cyanamid AM-9 Technical Manual 1960

  • Problem: Pipe and joint deterioration in the city’s 50- year-old sewer system had led to heavy infiltration. Estimated flow often exceeded 6 million gallons per day.

White Paper: Methods to Control Leaks in Sewer Collection Systems

C. Vipulanandan, PhD, PE and H. Gurkan Ozgurel CIGMAT 2004

  • In recent years, federal and state regulations and mandates to reduce sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) have resulted in requiring better maintenance and operating practices for wastewater utilities.

White Paper: The Role of Chemical Grouting in Wastewater Systems

Angus W. Stocking, L.S. ICGA 2011

  • The Role of Chemical Grouting in Wastewater Systems: How to Reduce I&I and Prevent Structural Damage with Intelligent Use of Chemical Grout

Magazine Article: Secure Connections - City of Salem Goes Big with In-House Grouting

Scottie Dayton Municipal Sewer & Water 2011

  • The City of Salem goes big with in-house grouting as part of a complete program of sewer inspection, maintenance and rehab for I&I control.

Magazine Article: Chemical Grouting: Stopping Groundwater Infiltration at the Service Connections

Dick Schantz, P.E. Trenchless Technology 2010

  • Chemical grouting of sewer mains to control groundwater infiltration and exfiltration at joints and connections has become a mainstay of many sewer system maintenance and rehab programs

Grout Workshop: Stop Water Infiltration Now, Not Later

Traci Read, Senior Editor Underground Construction Rehabilitation Technology 2010

  • Stop water infiltration now, not later

Magazine Article: Reaching Out

Scottie Dayton Cleaner 2008

  • An innovative mix of technologies helps a Massachusetts sewer department seal leaking laterals, reduce I&I, and preserve treatment plant capacity

Magazine Article: Municipalities Use Chemical Grout to Stretch Sewer Rehabilitation Budgets

Public Works 2000

  • Public works professionals maintain their facilities with the funds available rather than the funds needed. That situation is not likely no change, but some professionals have learned to stretch their pipeline rehab budgets further than ever before.

News: EPA Announces Withdrawal of Proposed Acrylamide Ban

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. AvantiGrout News 2003

  • On December 2, 2002, the EPA announced its withdrawal of a long standing proposal that sought to ban the use of acrylamide sewer grouts under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Magazine Article: Re-Emergence of Chemical Grout

Public Works 1995

  • Recent studies and over 40 years of experience indicate that America's first trenchless technology is still the best, most effective, long-term defense against infiltration.

Magazine Article: Solving Trunk Sewer Installations Across Growth Faults

Brent Pettersson, P.E., Brown & Root Rehabilitation Technology 1996

  • The City of Houston has two unique grouting projects in place that hold promise to support trunk sewer lines installed inside primary-lined tunnels crossing faults.

Magazine Article: Lateral Packers and Grout Close in on Infiltration

Phillip Hannan, Rod Lovett, Trent Ralston Water Environment & Technology Magazine 1996

  • Over the past 30 years, tremendous progress has been made in reducing infiltration of groundwater into sewer systems. Now, one of the last sources of leaks is being sealed.

Magazine Article: Chemical Grout Helps Increase Sewer System Capacity

Rick Harris, Sewer Maintenance Supvr., Borough of Downingtown, Pennsylvania Public Works 1999

  • Some sewer districts have learned they can use chemical grout to stop leaks, then sell their excess capacity to other municipalities for more than the cost of rehab.
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