Region 4's MOM Program, Inception and Intended Use
Author: Herwig, Roy A.
Source: Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, Collection Systems 2011 , pp. 297-299(3)
Publisher: Water Environment Federation
Abstract:This paper will present a synopsis of the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4 (EPA R4) history with regard to the development and implementation of the wastewater collection system management, operation and maintenance (MOM) program. The paper is divided into six parts: In the Beginning; The Federal Advisory Committee; “The Epiphany”; The Region 4 Solution, The Intended Use of MOM; and, “The Kinder, Gentler Approach”.
Thus, this paper will cover the initial period when Region 4 was taking enforcement actions against wastewater collection systems such as Miami-Dade County, Florida which were experiencing the escape of sewage from the sanitary sewer system (sanitary sewer overflows or SSOs) for a number of reasons through to the formulation of an industry standard to guide, and evaluate the performance of, publicly owned wastewater collection systems.
Keywords: CMOM; Clean Water Act; EPA; Environmental Protection Agency; MOM; Region 4; SSO; enforcement; sanitary sewer overflow; self-assessment; self-audit; sewer system; wastewater collection system
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2011
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