Sewer Construction

Sewer construction refers to the various procedures involved with installing sewer pipelines. Since sewers transport contaminated waste, the design and installation of pipes must abide by EPA guidelines.

Sewer construction can be associated with most new types of construction projects. Systems and installation procedures will vary depending on whether projects are residential, commercial, or municipal.

"Sewerage" is the term used to describe complete sewer systems. Sewerage includes sanitary sewers, storm sewers and combined sewer systems. Since sewage wastewater contains environmental toxins and harmful bacteria it is contained in a system that is separate from water pipeline that convey fresh water to homes, offices, and farms.

Septic tanks are another form of sewerage installed in remote locations. Septic tanks are often used to treat residential water when houses are located a considerable distance away from cities or towns that have sewer main pipelines and therefore utilize a public sewer system.

When remote locations are developed, homeowners oftentimes have to convert their septic tank to a sewer system. Abandoned septic tanks generally have to be drained and plugged once conversion is completed.

Septic tank conversion requires hiring sewer contractors to tap into city sewer main pipelines. Conversion costs can be several thousand dollars, so it is important to work with experienced contractors that can efficiently and safely install sewer pipeline - and per code.

Sanitary sewers are the standard system used to convey household and industrial sewage waste. Pipe laterals are connected to underground trunk main lines and transported to treatment plants.

Storm sewers are part of storm drainage systems that are used to eliminate storm water runoff. These systems are essential for flood prevention in residential areas, and help to reduce soil erosion in rural communities.

Combined sewer systems collect residential and industrial wastewater and storm water runoff in the same pipe and transport to sewage treatment plants. This type of system is designed to capture excessive runoff caused by heavy rainfall or snowmelt and immediately discharge into bodies of water to prevent flooding.

Considerable planning is needed when designing sewer networks. One of the most essential factors is calculating wastewater flow for the community where the system will be installed. Many factors are considered during the design phase of sewer systems. Engineers have to precisely calculate flow rates to determine which types of pipes and sewer apertures are required.

During the design phase of a project, the land is surveyed using subsurface utility engineering. This method provides information about existing pipelines and utilities so that contractors can avoid expenses associated with relocating pipes or repairing damaged pipes during construction phase of the project.

The standard method for installing sewer pipeline is trenching. However, if pipes cannot be installed underground, contractors can use other techniques such as placing pipes inside tunnel walls or protecting pipes installed at grade level using various kinds of embankment systems.

Whether you are developing a vast residential community or a new commercial retail center, it is crucial to work with professional sewer construction companies, such as Kana Pipeline. Kana possesses a favorable reputation as a sewer contractor gained through nearly three decades of experience. We invite you to spend some time at our website so that you acquire a better understanding of our company and available services.

If you have questions about a sewer construction project, contact us or send us an email using our 'Contact Us' form. We will be happy to provide you with a written proposal.

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Published on October 08, 2011 | Comments: 0

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