Calling All Sewer Collection Systems
Below is a Press Release on an upcoming townhall meeting on sewer collection systems (the biggest cost of any sewer system). Good chance to get information directly from the experts and ask questions.
Contact: Gail McPherson
Los Osos Townhall Meeting:
Date: Friday September 19th , 2008 -7:00pm to 9:00 PM
Collection Systems for the 21st Century -Sustainable Sewers –It’s No Pipe Dream
In partnership, Surfrider, Sierra Club & SLO Green-Build; invites residents of Los Osos to “Join friends and neighbors to find out more about the collection system options for informed choices.”
Divided into three parts speakers will address:
Collection System 101: Presentation will cover the background and basic description of collections systems. The most common is gravity piping system with lift stations and pressure mains. Additional system options, including Septic Tank Effluent Pumping will be presented.
Design and construction issues: Speakers will address new design and construction Requirements-(I&I-CMOM-WDR) dealing with Regulations and site conditions. Modern cleaning & maintenance requirements, and monitoring using web-based remote telemetry system.
Method to develop and compare system costs
Why Forecasting Costs through Life Cycle is Important to You
Q& A Panel The program will conclude with participation and interaction from experts and the audience to answer questions.
(The County may be on hand to address on-lot policy questions if they arise, but it is my understanding that the Co will not be presenting. In any case we will compile questions for the County to address separately.)
Project Posters and system displays: Gravity and STEP or Effluent sewers are both presented. However, STEP effluent sewers are becoming recognized as the best solution for collecting and transporting wastewater in small to mid-sized communities, new subdivisions, and environmentally sensitive areas. Effluent sewers are often one-fourth to one-half the cost of conventional gravity sewers. When properly designed, they are easy to install and maintain, they require less costly treatment systems.