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Thought Leadership

Drought to Flooding to System Failure: How to Work with Information You Have to Manage Collection System Needs

Author:  David Koberlein, PE, GISP

In Texas, an extended drought followed by heavy rain and flooding increased sewer overflows and collapsed pipelines. Check out this article from Texas WET magazine to learn how municipalities in Texas, and across the country, can work with the tools and information they have to manage collection system needs before severe weather strikes. This article provides a step-by-step outline for using existing information to manage collection system needs.

  • Building on existing information by taking an inventory of available resources
  • Extending the information using available tools and gathering and categorizing available data
  • Determining which portions of the collection system are likely to be in the poorest condition