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Progressive Partnering and Investment in City Resources Yield Improved Sewer Performance for Hagerstown, MD

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Abstract:

When the City of Hagerstown, MD committed to perform an I/I Analysis, SSES, and CMOM Program Development, the City elected to making the best use of these tools, thereby maximizing the resulting benefits to their collection system and organization. Rather than hiring an outside party to perform all the work or taking on every task in-house, the City formed a progressive public/private partnership with engineering firm Black & Veatch. The well-rounded team was able to attack each task with targeted expertise while making the most of existing system knowledge, personnel strengths, and open communication. This unique collaboration allowed the City to secure collection system engineering while investing in their collection system staff and developing institutional knowledge, upgrading their equipment, and expanding their staff capabilities, at the same time meeting sanitary sewer overflow Consent Judgment requirements in a cost-efficient fashion.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864708788752395

Publication date: 2008-01-01

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