The next meeting of the Wastewater Sanitary Sewer Systems Workgroup is tentatively planned for February 27 & 28, 2014, as part of the 2014 Annual Conference on Asset Management for Sanitary Sewer Systems (CMOM).
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The Implementation Strategy 2.0: Sanitary Sewer Systems includes six implementation activities:
Implementation Activity 2.1: Develop Utility Asset Management Programs for Sanitary Sewer Systems
Implementation Activity 2.2: Address Fats, Oils, and Grease
Implementation Activity 2.3: Improve Reporting Requirements for SSOs
Implementation Activity 2.4: Improve Reporting Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Overflows
Implementation Activity 2.5: Strengthen Controls on Subscriber Systems
Implementation Activity 2.6: Penalties for Violations
More information about the status of the I-Plan, including a link to the full document, can be found on the BIG page.
2013 March 8: Meeting in Preparation of the 2013 Annual BIG Meeting
Agenda (PDF) 154K Summary (PDF) 115K Handouts (PDF) 1.5M
BIG I-Plan Wastewater Treatment Facilities Excerpt (PDF) 369M
This is an excerptfrom the I-Plan approved by the BIG on May 22, 2012.
It does include subsequent changes.
2013 March 8:
2013 Annual Regional Conference on Asset Management for Sanitary Sewer Systems (CMOM)
CMOM Event Program PDF (150K) CMOM Workshop Materials
2012 January 26:
Agenda (PDF) 175K Summary (PDF) 440K Nine Elements Table (PDF) 69K
Draft Recommended to BIG for inclusion:
Implementation Strategy 2.0: Sanitary Sewer Systems (PDF) 44K
2010 August 4: Agenda (PDF) 85K Summary (PDF) 139K
2010 June 28: Summary (PDF) 159K Handouts (PDF) 215K
2009 November 19: Agenda (PDF) 85K Summary (PDF) 107K
2009 July 20: Summary (PDF) 105K
2009 May 12: Summary (PDF) 104K
2009 March 4: Summary (PDF) 87K
2008 December 8: Summary (PDF) 80K
2008 November 17: Summary (PDF) 213K
Utility Asset Management Programs (UAMP)
EPA Listening Sessions to seek stakeholder input on possible modifications to NPDES regulations. One modification is possible inclusion of CMOM.
EPA's Voluntary Check Up Program for Small Utilities (CUPSS) offers desktop software, workshops, and self-paced training for small wastewater and water utilities:
EPA's Advanced Asset Management Training Workshops website lists upcoming workshops and provides training opportunities online.
The Water Environment Federation offers the Sustainable Infrastructure Management Program Learning Environment (SIMPLE) which is also used as the text for EPA's Advanced Asset Management Training Workshops.
The Environmental Finance Center at Boise State provides tools and on-demand webcasts on asset management for water and wastewater utilities.
Development of a Robust Wastewater Pipe Performance Index
WERF Publication Predicting the Remaining Economic Life of Wastewater Pipes Phase II
TCEQ's Sanitary Sewer Overflow Initiative
Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG)
TCEQ's FOG Resource Page including model standards
City of Houston's "Corral the Grease" Program
Harris County/City of Houston's "Can Your Fats" brochure
TCEQ's "Let's Tackle Grease in This Kitchen"
San Antonio Water System’s "Don’t Feed the Grease Monster"
Dallas’s "Cease the Grease" Program
Other Websites of Interest
EPA Report to Congress: Impacts and Control of CSOs and SSOs
Sanitary Sewer Overflow Analysis and Planning (SSOAP) Toolbox
EPA's Review of Sewer Design Criteria and RDII Prediction Methods
EPA Green Infrastructure Fact Sheet: Sanitary Sewer Overflows
EPA Mutual Aid and Assistance - Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN)
The Exchange Network Grant Program
Grants from EPA to states to help reduce the burden and costs associated with reporting environmental regulatory data and enhance data access for environmental professionals
EPA's Computer Tools for Sanitary Sewer Sytem Capacity Analysis and Planning
Connected Texas Statewide efforts to increase the availability and use of broadband internet access
Example programs to replace or repair lateral lines:
City of Creve-Coeur | Carmel Area Wastewater District | Stege Sanitary District
Water Environment Federation Education Resources
The Singing Sewer Men
TCEQ's Water Utility Map Viewer