Overflow Solution

Partially filled magmeters give a Pennsylvania city an effective remedy against high wet-weather flows that had overwhelmed the treatment plant
Overflow Solution
Pottsville uses factory-calibrated flowmeters to measure flows accurately in less-than-full pipes.

The city of Pottsville in Schuylkill County, Pa., faced a serious problem with wastewater overflows, caused in part by the design of its 1800s-era masonry sewers.

For many years, raw sewage transported by the 4-foot pipes emptied straight into a creek. In the 1970s, the city...

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