Wastewater Treatment &
Disposal II

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Description

The wastewater collection system is the network of pipes that convey the wastewater from households and business to a wastewater treatment facility. Each customer will have a lateral connected to the main sewer lines. In order to keep sediment from settling out in the
collection system and causing a blockage the pipe is sloped to ensure a velocity of 2 ft/sec. A majority of the system will utilize the slope of the pipe and gravity so the water travels downhill. However, that is not always feasible and when needed a lift station will be installed.
The lift station is comprised of a wet well where the wastewater is collected and pumps the water to a higher elevation where it can then resume to flow by gravity. The portion of the pressure pipe that is connected to the lift station is called a force main. The force main is always under pressure and the wastewater completely fills the pipe. Where a gravity sewer has minimal pressure and under normal conditions only about ⅓ of the pipe is filled with wastewater.

Creator

Nick Steffen

Source

https://www.canyons.edu

Publisher

College of the Canyons

Date

2018

Contributor

Baihaqi

Rights

Creative Commons

Format

PDF

Language

English

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Citation

Nick Steffen, “Wastewater Treatment &
Disposal II,” Open Educational Resource (OER) - UNM, accessed February 25, 2020, http://oer.unm.ac.id/items/show/2307.