Skip to main content

Why Stop When You're Ahead: Using Collection System Models Beyond Planning to Support Ongoing Collection System Management

Buy Article:

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

Abstract:

Many municipalities have invested significant resources in developing detailed collection system models to support utility planning needs. Historically, these models have been developed as part of a master planning effort, or to support regulatory requirements associated with wet-weather control programs. Too often, after serving a useful purpose on one project, the models are put on a shelf, collecting dust until they become outdated. This is unfortunate, because the investment in a modeling tool can continue to pay dividends by providing a consistent decision-support tool for ongoing collection system management. This paper describes the approach the City of Sandusky, Ohio, has used to continue leveraging the power of their collection system model to support their daily infrastructure management needs. Sandusky's experience will be of interest to any municipality facing the challenge of operating, maintaining, and managing a collection system in today's fund-limited environment.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864702784162381

Publication date: January 1, 2002

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 These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
wef/wefproc/2002/00002002/00000009/art00018
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect 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