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Los Angeles Sewers, Past, Present, and Future

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The paper discusses the history of the Los Angeles sewer system including public health concerns that lead to the modern system of sewers now in place.

It includes a discussion of the history of sewer corrosion protection in Los Angeles, including weirs in the sewer, cast in place clay tiles, the development of T-Lock liner, and the use of resin based pipe.

It also includes the methods of rehabilitating small to medium diameter circular sewers, large dimension circular and non-round sewers that have been successfully employed in Los Angeles. This includes information and pictures of several successful projects. These include CIPP, slip lining, and grout supported corrosion resistant lining.

Current practice is to install plastic protected concrete, or corrosion resistant resin based pipe for large diameter sewers. A look to the future discusses how sewer pipe material can improve.

Keywords: Los Angeles; sewer corrosion; sewer history; sewer materials

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2011-01-01

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