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Main Title Combined Sewer Temporary Underwater Storage Facility.
CORP Author Melpar, Falls Church, Va.
Year Published 1970
Report Number DI-14-12-133; 04668,; 11022-DPP-10/70
Stock Number PB-197 669
Additional Subjects ( Combined sewers ; Storage tanks) ; ( Storage tanks ; Underwater structures) ; ( Surface water runoff ; Storage tanks) ; Overflows ; Water pollution ; Feasibility ; Public opinion ; Pumping stations ; Steel structures ; Coverings ; Coated fabrics ; Cost effectiveness ; Maryland ; Underwater storage ; Cambridge(Maryland) ; Flexible structures
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-197 669 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 89p
A pilot plant underwater storage facility was designed, constructed, operated and evaluated as in a method of temporarily storing storm overflow from a combined sewer in Cambridge, Maryland. Combined sewage in excess of the sewer capacity, which would normally be discharged directly into the Choptank River, was intercepted an pumped into a nominal 200,000 gallon flexible underwater storage container located 1300 feet offshore. The stored overflow was later returned from the tank at a rate which could be accommodated by the intercepting sewer and treatment plant. The facility was tested with overflow both from four naturally occurring rainfalls and using fresh water simulation. The overflow samples were analyzed in a field laboratory for the following characteristics: pH, suspended solids, volatile suspended solids, settleable solids, 5 day biochemical oxygen demand, and chemical oxygen demand. (Author)