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Quantitative Assessment of Sewer Separation for the Reserved Channel in South Boston

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South Boston is primarily a residential neighborhood adjacent to downtown Boston that can be characterized as an ultra urban watershed. This area is served by a system of combined sewers installed in the late 1800's and early 1900's that collect both wastewater and stormwater during wet weather events. During wet weather events the combined sewer system surcharges and hydraulic relief is provided through regulators resulting in combined sewer overflows (CSO) to the Reserved Channel and Boston Harbor. The Reserved Channel CSO Separation project is being undertaken by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission to help alleviate or eliminate combined sewer overflows into the Reserved Channel. Identifying sources of stormwater inflow, such as building drains, roof drains and downspouts and eliminating them where practical is required as part of the CSO Separation program.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2008

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