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There's no use Crying over Spilled Sewage: Using Standby Lift Station Pumps to Prevent SSOS before they happen

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Power outages and unforeseen mechanical failures create the potential for system distress and sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) in wastewater collection and treatment systems. In accordance with a lawsuit initiated by Mobile Bay Watch (Mobile, Alabama), the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System (MAWSS) chose to install an automatic dry priming backup system to increase system reliability and enable scheduled preventative maintenance and repair.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864706783750367

Publication date: January 1, 2006

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