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Main Title Non-Stormwater Discharges into Storm Drainage Systems.
Author Pitt, R. E. ; Field., R. ;
CORP Author Alabama Univ. in Birmingham. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-68-C9-0033; EPA/600/A-92/061;
Stock Number PB92-158559
Additional Subjects Runoff ; Water pollution control ; Storm sewers ; Urban areas ; Streets ; Drainage ; Combined sewers ; Overflows ; Droughts ; Hydrology ; Catch basins ; Sewage ; Industrial wastes ; Septic tanks ; Surface runoff ; Urban hydrology
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NTIS  PB92-158559 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The paper summarizes the first phase of an EPA sponsored research project to develop a manual-of-practice to investigate non-stormwater discharges of polluted waters into storm drainage systems. A number of past projects have found that dry-weather flows discharging from storm drainage systems can contribute significant pollutant loadings to receiving waters. If these loadings are ignored (by only considering wet-weather stormwater runoff, for example), little improvement in receiving water conditions may occur with many stormwater control programs. These dry-weather flows may originate from many sources, the most important sources may include sanitary sewage or industrial and commercial discharge cross-connections, failing septic tank systems in storm sewered areas, and vehicle maintenance activities. After the outfalls are identified that are affected by polluted dry-weather flows, additional survey activities are needed to locate and correct their sources.