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Main Title Lawrence Avenue underflow sewer system : interim report, planning and construction /
Author Koncza, Louis, ; Churchill, Donald H. ; Miller, G. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Churchill, Donald H.
Miller, G. L.
CORP Author Chicago Dept. of Public Works, IL. Bureau of Engineering.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/2-80-014
Stock Number PB81-145708
OCLC Number 06681502
Subjects Excavation ; Storm sewers ; Underground storage
Additional Subjects Combined sewers ; Tunneling(Excavation) ; Tunneling machines ; Mining equipment ; Photographs ; Contracts ; Urban hydrology ; Storm water runoff ; Chicago(Illinois)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-2-80-014 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/14/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-80-014 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-2-80-014 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/02/1998
ESAD  EPA 600-2-80-014 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB81-145708 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 78 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
A new and bold concept in design of urban drainage systems was developed as a step forward in the solution of combined sewer overflow problems. A deep tunnel in bed rock about 200 to 250 feet (61 to 76 m) below the surface was designed and constructed for the Lawrence Avenue drainage basin in Chicago. Utilization of modern tunnel boring machines made the project economically competitive with conventional sewers while reaping additional benefits of ease in construction, no disturbance to traffic and least inconvenience to public. In addition, the tunnel sewer will serve as a reservoir totally capturing smaller storms, and trapping a significant portion of the first flush of pollutants from larger storms. The entrapped pollutional load will be pumped to a treatment plant through a pumping station to be operated only at the end of the storm, for dewatering the tunnel. The project is expected to reduce, to a large extent, the combined sewer overflows to the waterways.
"City of Chicago, Bureau of Engineering." "March 1980." "Grant no. 11020 EMD."