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Utility Rehabilitation in the City of Franklin

Utility Rehabilitation in the City of Franklin

The City of Franklin had one subdivision that was experiencing unusually high peak to average sewer flows. A hundred homes were 1950’s vintage, the subdivision was rural cross section with ditches, and there were known homes with hung plumbing and possible cross connections. Learn how utility rehabilitation assisted in resolving this issue.

Best Practices for a Successful Utility Rehab Program

Best Practices for a Successful Utility Rehab Program

Do you have an area in your system where breaks are common, back-ups are anticipated, or bypassing occurs frequently? Effective management and planning by public works staff are critical to meet the demands of deteriorating infrastructure and go from being “reactive” to “proactive” with maintaining your underground facilities.

Does Your Community Need a Water Quality Win?

Does Your Community Need a Water Quality Win?

Innovative communities and consultants are working together to develop creative new solutions to reduce pollutants in the environment, while maintaining compliance with increasingly stringent water quality requirements. R/M has worked with communities to develop coordinated pollutant reduction approaches between their storm water and wastewater programs.

Village of Pewaukee: Treating Groundwater to Remove Radium

Village of Pewaukee: Treating Groundwater to Remove Radium

Water pumped from the deep sandstone aquifer in Southeastern Wisconsin usually contains radium. This radionuclide occurs naturally. People drinking water containing a high concentration of radium are at increased risk of developing bone cancer.

Learn how R/M worked with the Village of Pewaukee to design an economical treatment system to remove radium from their groundwater.

Groundwater Treatment Methods to Avoid Contamination

Groundwater Treatment Methods to Avoid Contamination

In most cases, the water produced by a groundwater well is safe to drink. However, groundwater may contain substances which make the water unhealthy or, more frequently, either unpalatable or aesthetically disagreeable. Different treatment methods are used to treat different contaminants. In most cases, the goal of treatment is to remove all or most of the subject contaminant.

Utilizing Technology to Simplify Regulatory Storm Water Compliance

Utilizing Technology to Simplify Regulatory Storm Water Compliance

MS4. TMDL. NPDES. These acronyms (and many more) can sometimes make complying with municipal storm water regulations seem like an exercise in alphabet soup more than anything else. A variety of recent advances in ways of thinking and technology can simplify regulatory compliance.

City of Peshtigo Smoke Testing Program

City of Peshtigo Smoke Testing Program

The City of Peshtigo has experienced recent sewer system overflow events that have been partly due to high wet weather flows.  R/M assisted in performing a smoke testing program as part of the City’s sewer system evaluation survey (SSES).

Private Lateral Maintenance Strategies to Meet CMOM Goals

Private Lateral Maintenance Strategies to Meet CMOM Goals

Some of the primary goals of CMOM programs are to protect public health, avoid basement backups, prevent sanitary sewer overflows, and protect the infrastructure investment.  Municipalities place high emphasis on investigating private laterals in addition to the public sewers when they experience higher flows at their wastewater management facilities, sewers surcharge, or basements backup during wet weather events.