Sewer Construction

Sewer construction is a complex process that involves connecting pipelines and sewer appurtenances to transport waste to sewage treatment centers. It is vital to work with experienced sewer contractors to ensure system sustainability and minimize risks of release of environmental toxins.

Sewer construction encompasses multiple types of projects including residential and commercial construction, as well as municipal, industrial, and institutional applications. Pipeline networks are designed by engineers and installed by sewer contractors in accordance with federal and state regulations.

Sewer systems are also referred to as "sewerage" and can be comprised of storm sewers, sanitary sewers, or a combination of both. Sewerage starts at the building's drainage system and is transported through sewer pipeline until it reaches a sewage treatment plant.

The type of sewer installed depends upon the uses and terrain where it is placed. Sanitary sewers are the most common type of system used to transport wastewater and industrial waste.

Storm sewers are required to transport storm water runoff from roofs, parking lots, streets, and highways to a point of discharge. Storm drainage systems help to minimize flooding and soil erosion.

Combined sewer systems are no longer installed due to the water pollution problems they present. However, these sewer systems are still used by older cities located primarily in the Northwest, Northeast, and Great Lakes regions.

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.

Engineers have to determine how much water will be conveyed through the pipeline and the type and size of pipes required. Long before sewer construction commences, the land has to be surveyed and subsurface utility engineering is typically performed.

SUE helps sewer contractors locate subsurface utilities and pipelines using a variety of detection tools such as vacuum excavation and ground penetrating radar (a.k.a."GPR").

Trench sewer construction is the most common pipeline installation method. Sewers can be installed at grade level and protected by a wall or other type of embankment, or placed inside tunnel walls.

Sewage waste is transported and discharged to a pumping station where is treated or disposed. Several treatment options are used, but the most common is sedimentation. This process skims and removes solid waste before it moves into wastewater filtration systems.

Another sewer wastewater treatment process is a biological treatment known as activated-sludge. Wastewater is agitated and aerated to remove solids and introduce oxidation methods to activate decomposition.

Although not every sewer construction job is as involved as designing and installing a system to service an entire community, it's important to work with sewer construction companies that are experienced professionals that know the importance of proper installation.

Regardless of whether one needs to convert a septic tank to public sewer system or replace pipeline for an entire city, good construction is essential for longevity and public health.

Kana Pipeline has earned a positive reputation as a leading sewer contractor in the state of California. We've been involved in sewer construction for nearly three decades and are proficient in deep trench installations.

We invite you to read through our website to learn more about our company and services. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer questions about upcoming sewer construction projects or provide a proposal upon request.