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Main Title Value of Flow Calibration for Decision Making in Infiltration/Inflow Studies.
Author Pisano, William C. ; Watson, David S. ; Aronson, Gerald L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Design and Planning, Inc., Boston, MA.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-R-804578; EPA-600/2-83-087;
Stock Number PB83-259739
Additional Subjects Combined sewers ; Storm sewers ; Flow measurement ; Water pollution control ; Urban areas ; Calibrating ; Overflows ; Outfall sewers ; Manholes ; Open channel flow ; Sanitary engineering ; Manning formula ; Surface roughness ; Fluid infiltration ; Cost effectiveness ; Boston(Massachusetts) ; Discharge(Water)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-259739 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 75p
This report deals with the value of flow calibration for decision making in sewer system studies. Primary data used in this investigation were the field measurement results from a prior infiltration/inflow study conducted for the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), Boston, covering portions of West Roxbury-Newton-Brookline-Dedham in the Boston metropolitan area. The results are applicable for any sewer system flow measurement program. The present study included a variety of 'what if' scenarios for critical key manholes as to the amount of information available to develop stage/flow calibration curves. The findings indicate that the additional care and the costs involved in primary flow calibration of stage/flow curves for sewer system evaluations are well worth the effort, and, in many instances, could save the government valuable resources.