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The Great Sewer Separation Debate

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This paper discusses and compares sewer separation and other combined sewer overflow control methods from a variety of perspectives. A comprehensive life cycle analysis and consideration of a wider range of potential benefits and risks is recommended. The paper describes an approach that helps reduce water quality concerns for separate storm sewer systems using green infrastructure and other watershed BMPs focusing on source control, while optimizing sanitary sewer system performance

Keywords: Combined sewer overflow control; conveyance; green infrastructure; sewer separation; source control; storage; stormwater; treatment

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2009

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