Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Stream Crossings Can Pose Threat to Sanitary Sewer Systems: GBA's Gary Beck to Discuss Solution at MWEA/MO AWWA Joint Annual Meeting

Who:        GBA's Gary Beck, P.E., Senior Associate
What:       2011 Joint Annual Meeting of the Missouri Section of the American Water Works                 Association / Missouri Water Environment Association 
When:       March 27 - March 30, 2011
Where:     Tan-Tar-A, Oasage Beach, Missouri
Why:           Gary will present "A Comprehensive Stream Crossing Investigation: Johnson 

Johnson County Wastewater (JCW) is taking a proactive approach to maintaining and sustaining its sanitary sewer system. The utility, which owns and manages 2,100 miles of sewer line, has reviewed its sewer assets and assigned risk to all elements. It was determined that stream crossings are one of the most vulnerable elements of the sewer system, not surprising because crossings are prone to exposure from constant movement of streams. Because of the importance of stream crossings – JCW currently has 3,000 in its system – the utility has adopted a program to maintain them that includes a high level of surveillance and a new stream stabilization approach to improve crossings that have washed out or are in peril.

Find out more about the MO-AWWA/MWEA 2011 Joint Conference here.

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