Wastewater Management

Impacts of Existing Storm Drainage Design Standards in Ontario on Sanitary System Capacity (Part 2)

Strom water drainage

In the previous article, we discussed how storm drainage design standards can impact wastewater systems. In this article, we’ll be looking more in-depth at stormwater drainage, specifically risk factors for sanitary maintenance holes (and by extension sewage flooding and basement flooding), as well as provide some recommendations on how to prepare your sanitary sewer systems…

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Impacts of Existing Storm Drainage Design Standards in Ontario on Sanitary System Capacity (Part 1)

Sewer flow monitoring

Municipal sanitary sewer systems need to be designed to specifically account for large rainfall events, otherwise there is a potential for wastewater flooding during these storms. In other words, sanitary systems need to be designed with storm drainage in mind in order to prevent flooding. Sanitary maintenance holes are designed to account for some storm…

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5 Key Insights Into the New System-Wide Sanitary ECA Regulations

Sewer Inspection

If you want to effectively navigate the new Consolidated Linear Infrastructure Environmental Compliance Approval (CLI-ECA) to better take advantage of the improved regulatory process, then you’re in the right place. In this piece, we’ll focus on some key insights into the CLI-ECA sanitary regulations and how municipalities can be proactive, identify risks, and set up…

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5 Key Insights into the Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) Regulations

land development

The Consolidated Linear Infrastructure Environmental Compliance Approval (CLI-ECA) is a new process governed by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks. With the new laws and regulations governing land development and infrastructure, it’s important for municipalities and their stakeholders to understand these guidelines and effectively follow them. Below, we outline five key insights into the…

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Giving Communities Real-Time Information On Infrastructure

Smart City

By Tony Petrucci and Luiraf Garcia Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. By 2050, almost seven out of ten people will live in urban areas. Cities represent more than 70% of global carbon emissions and between 60% and 80% of energy consumption. Rapid urbanization has created new problems, such as…

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Private-Side Inflow and Infiltration Reduction Success Utilizing a Public-Private Partnership (P3) Framework

Inflow Reduction

By Edward Graham, M.A.Sc. Eng., P.Eng; Seth Monczka, B.Eng; Matthew Malone, M.Sc.; and Cassandra Lim, Civica Infrastructure Inc. Introduction The impacts of reduced sewer conveyance and treatment capacity in wastewater systems caused by inflow and infiltration (I&I), bring about problems including increased risk of basement flooding, restricted new urban development, increased wastewater operation and maintenance…

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