All Aboard

In a small city with a big I&I problem, an all-out education program led the city council and residents to support system rehab and in-house equipment upgrades
All Aboard
Collections manager Josh Quesenbery cleans a manhole using a Vactor truck in advance of a confined-space entry. (Photography by Shannon Lee Zirkle)

The City of Aberdeen lies about half an hour north of Baltimore. Founded in 1892, the wastewater system is a patchwork of upgrades subject to vicious bouts of inflow and infiltration (I&I).

Encouraging buy-in from the city’s administration and citizens about the need for...

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