It investigated every discharge point in the project area to determine if the drainage structures were discharging into a separate storm drain or into the combined sewer system
. This field reconnaissance program included inspection of nearly 6,000 residential and commercial buildings.
The District is also upgrading stormwater management in the two-thirds of the city that is not drained by a combined sewer system
. In these areas, stormwater and sewage move through completely separate pipes, governed by a federal Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) permit.
* What are the best methods of control and management of the combined sewer system
Before 1988, Toledo, Ohio's combined sewer system
experienced similar problems.
* $1.73 billion by December 2025 to significantly reduce raw sewage overflows from the combined sewer system
The project objective is to collect sufficient and accurate flow information for the San Francisco Combined Sewer System
to calibrate the city's hydraulic model.
The city's current combined sewer system
poses numerous issues, the most significant being a lack of efficiency in the treatment of water at the pump station.
The project also included blocking-off the 60-inch sewer downstream in order to eliminate an abandoned manufacturing site's storm water from continuing to run into the city's combined sewer system
and treatment plant.