Impact of Short Duration Intense Rainfall Events on Sanitary Sewer Network Performance
AbstractShort duration intense rainfall causes an increase in rainfall derived infiltration and inflow (RDII) into aging sewer networks, which leads to Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs). This study presents a generalised framework for assessing and mitigating the impacts of intense rainfall on sanitary sewer networks. The first part of the proposed framework involves a detailed hydraulic modelling to evaluate the performance of the sewer network. The second part deals with the development of SSO mitigation strategies based on Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) approaches. This paper also demonstrates the application of the first part of the proposed framework for a case study catchment in Melbourne, Australia. The hydraulic performance of the case study sewer network during a wet and a dry year is presented. The analysis found that for the wet year, 11 manholes had sewer overflows, whereas 53 of 57 manholes in the network of 3.2 km had surcharges. Such a study will benefit the water authorities to develop mitigation strategies for controlling SSOs in their sewer systems. View Full-Text
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Nasrin, T.; Sharma, A.K.; Muttil, N. Impact of Short Duration Intense Rainfall Events on Sanitary Sewer Network Performance. Water 2017, 9, 225.
Nasrin T, Sharma AK, Muttil N. Impact of Short Duration Intense Rainfall Events on Sanitary Sewer Network Performance. Water. 2017; 9(3):225.Chicago/Turabian Style
Nasrin, Tasnim; Sharma, Ashok K.; Muttil, Nitin. 2017. "Impact of Short Duration Intense Rainfall Events on Sanitary Sewer Network Performance." Water 9, no. 3: 225.
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