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The City of London experienced significant surface and basement flooding in 2000 resulting in some 800 complaints across the City. The most significant flooding occurred in the White Oaks area of the City. In response, the City established a Task Force and initiated investigative assessments, flow monitoring, modeling, design and construction activities to address. A number of non-structural and structural public and private side alternatives were reviewed and assessed from a cost versus benefit perspective, along with related political or other implementation requirements, to arrive at the most cost-effective and expeditious solutions.

Our paper outlines the work completed relative to the White Oaks area of the City, and the solution implemented which consists of sanitary diversion sewers and the provision of storage to prevent basement flooding in the immediate area, and assist in mitigating Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO/s) further downstream. The solution was based on stage/storage timing to address the primary project objectives and do so efficiently.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2004-01-01

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