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WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION
Tafuri*, A AND R M. Frederick*. WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION. Presented at 9th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Portland, OR, 09/08-13/2002.
Many of the wastewater collection systems in the United States were developed in the early part of the last century. Maintenance, retrofits, and rehabilitations since then have resulted in patchwork systems consisting of technologies from different eras. More advanced and cost-effective methods to properly rehabilitate these systems must be considered to guarantee sustainability into the future. Achieving sustainable development presents a challenge to deliver new and innovative solutions to existing and emerging problems. Such solutions would, for example, include consideration of innovative approaches and practices for identifying and rehabilitating problems in existing systems and ways of preventing these problems in new construction. This paper focuses on technical issues associated with wastewater infrastructure and discusses the Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Technology Verification Program which is addressing the impediments to commercialization experienced by developers of innovative wastewater technologies.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION
URBAN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT BRANCH