Proper maintenance helps limit sanitary sewer overflows

2023 Operators’ Forum


By Del Williams

One of the greatest underlying causes of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) is sewer pipe blockages due to growing tree roots that enter through line defects or openings, combined with inappropriate materials sent to sewers. This includes fats, oils, and grease along with products like baby or facial wipes, sanitary pads, and tampons.

Read the full article in ES&E Magazine’s November/December 2023 issue:


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