SANITARY SEWER PROGRAM BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Typical Sanitary Sewer System Problems
Causes of Sewer Backups
Infiltration/Inflow Correction Program (I/I Program)
Methods to Determine the Condition of the Sanitary Sewer System 

TYPICAL SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM PROBLEMS 

Image of typical sanitary sewer problems

Image of typical house connection to sanitary sewer system

top 

CAUSES OF SEWER BACKUPS 

Sanitary sewer backups are caused by several factors including the condition of the sanitary sewer system itself, natural phenomena such as earth movement and rain, and the incorrect usage of the system by the public.

Examples of backup causes are:

top

Infiltration/Inflow Correction Program (I/I Program)  

top

Methods to Determine the Condition of the Sanitary Sewer System