The system of underground pipes and maintenance structures that convey wastewater has brought dramatic improvements to public health. Most sewers carry wastes from households and commercial establishments and are referred to as sanitary sewers. U.S. EPA estimates the U.S. has about 805,000 km (500,000 miles) of publicly-owned sanitary sewers with a similar expanse of privately-owned sewer systems.
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This publication identifies technologies to further your transition into more preventive and even predictive operations & maintenance (O&M) activities.
Join this active discussion on topics relating to collection systems on LinkedIn. The group allows members to network with and learn from other water quality experts. Receive updates on WEF education and training on this subject.
The 7th edition of WEF Manual of Practice No. 7 provides guidance, strategies, and ideas that may be used by a wastewater collection system manager to be successful within these many fields of expertise.
Put your knowledge to the test with WEF Skills Builder. These quizzes incorporate math, safety, and a variety of other topics to help you test, maintain, and advance your wastewater knowledge.
Co-published by the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO), this book provides detailed, straightforward coverage of the assessment, management, and repair of pipeline infrastructure using trenchless technologies.
Created by the Collection Systems Community, the PPVL is a free online repository of private property programs across the nation. Utilities can seek information or advice about private property programs as well as share their case studies.
The 2nd edition of this study book provides thorough coverage of the main topics every certified wastewater collection operator needs, including support systems, operation and maintenance, supervision and management, safety procedures, design and construction, electrical pumps and motors, and mathematics.
Join us in Kansas City, Mo., to experience a robust program highlighting continued advances in the collection systems sector. Hear from professionals as they highlight new technologies, successful innovations, and current best practices.Learn More about CS 2023
Comprised of experts in collection systems practices, the CSC is the resource for many of WEF’s collection systems activities and offerings. CSC covers collection system design, management, operation, and maintenance.
The community meets thrice annually at WEFTEC in September, the Midyear Meeting in January, and at the annual Collection Systems Conference. CSC also has numerous active and ongoing projects throughout the year.Join the CSC
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