Skip to main content

Successful Implementation of a Comprehensive Private Sewer Lateral Program: Lessons from the Trenches

Buy Article:

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

Abstract:

Communities across the U.S. are struggling to reduce wet weather flows in order to decrease Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) and Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) discharges. Since a potentially significant portion of wet weather flows originate from private sewer laterals (PSLs), communities are increasingly looking to implement programs that address private property. This paper reviews lessons learned from East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)'s first year of implementing a point-of-sale PSL ordinance and a 2 million/year PSL rebate program. The information gleaned from implementation of these broad, Federally-mandated private property programs provides valuable guidance for other wastewater agencies contemplating PSL programs.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864712811741403

Publication date: 2012-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free ContentFree content
  • Partial Free ContentPartial Free content
  • New ContentNew content
  • Open Access ContentOpen access content
  • Partial Open Access ContentPartial Open access content
  • Subscribed ContentSubscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed ContentPartial Subscribed content
  • Free Trial ContentFree trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more