Storm Sewers

Hidden underground, the pipe that connects your toilets to the public sewer lines is very easy to ignore — until there’s an issue with it. Fortunately, it’s often possible to spot and repair sewer problems before they lead to costly excavation and pipe replacement. As a homeowner, it’s a responsibility to pay attention to your sewer line. It can save time and money. There are five steps all homeowners should do to check on the sewer lines: inspect before you buy, check the sewer line regularly, beware...

There’s a new bill introduced that could provide relief for many communities throughout the nation dealing with sewer and stormwater management issues. The legislation – Stop Sewage Overflow Act – expands the EPA’s Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant program, which is used to provide federal grants to states and municipalities for the planning, design and construction for combined sewer overflow, sanitary sewer overflows and stormwater management. Combined sewer overflows are a combination of stormwater and sanitary sewer systems. These systems are common in the Northeast and Midwest. If rainfall...

Since 2012, Jackson, Miss. has been watched closely by the EPA  Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) due to the horrific condition of the city’s aging infrastructure and sewage overflows. EPA records that are based on reports sent by the city show that Jackson’s main water treatment facility – Savanna Wastewater Treatment Plant – released almost 3 billion gallons of sewage into the Pearl River last year throughout a six-month period. To go along with those 3 billion gallons, another 4.5 million gallons of sewage flowed out of manholes or...

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