Skip to main content


Buy Article:

$9.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

Sanitary sewers deteriorate with time, to the extent that their capacity decreases, eventually contaminating aquifers and surface waters due to wastewater overflows. Excessive I/I imposes an economical burden on the wastewater utility. In order to detect and control the I/I into their sanitary sewer systems, utilities have to implement a comprehensive program that normally includes three phases: investigation, evaluation and rehabilitation. Trenchless technologies are more desirable because they can be implemented with less traffic control, minimum conflict with other utilities, increased workers and community safety, and minimum dust and noise generation.

The I/I control program has short term and long term components. Decision making is fundamental from the beginning. Good project management and comprehensive data management is fundamental for the successful development of the program. A MS ACCESS database can be utilized. This software has an accessible cost and its use allows for evaluation of the completed and/or ongoing repairs and creates work orders for the contractors.

Utilities in Latin America are at the “doorstep” of time to implement I/I control programs. It is expected that once private utilities maximize revenues from water supply, wastewater collection, and treatment services, they will develop and implement sanitary sewer infiltration control programs. It is recommended that Latin American utilities initiate public education programs, while evaluating experiences from other countries.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2000-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more