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Collection Systems

CollectionSystemsLandingPageLogo'Collection systems' refers to the system of underground pipes and maintenance structures that are used to convey wastewater to a wastewater treatment facility. The use of collection systems has brought dramatic improvements to public health in major cities. Most sewers carry wastes from households and commercial establishments and are referred to as sanitary sewers. EPA estimates approximately 500,000 miles of publicly-owned sanitary sewers with a similar expanse of privately-owned sewer systems. 

Upcoming Events 

  •  Force Main Condition Assessment Webcast Series 
    • Part 1: Choosing the Right Technology
      February 5, 2014 (Recording available)
    • Part 2: Implementation of Projects - Planning, Design, and Construction
      July 30, 2014, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
    • Part 3: Lessons Learned
      September 10, 2014, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Collection Systems Committee Meeting at WEFTEC
    Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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