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The City of Austin, the capital of the State of Texas and home to the University of Texas, is a community of nearly three quarters of a million people. The City owns and operates the water and wastewater systems providing service connections to about 182,977 customers in the City limits and outlying areas. The City's wastewater system consists of 2,300 miles of pipelines, 109 wastewater lift stations, three major wastewater treatment plants, and one central biosolids processing plant. The City has experienced rapid growth over the last twenty years because of its unique blend of high tech industry and governmental affairs. The City of Austin is consistently rated as having one of the highest quality of life in the country. This explosive growth has led to problems with the wastewater collection system leading to increasing numbers of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs).

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2003-01-01

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