Utility Climbs Back After Hurricane Harvey

After cleaning up and drying out, Houston is working through poststorm problems and planning major infrastructure improvements.

Utility Climbs Back After Hurricane Harvey

Pedro Munive (left) talks with mechanic Gary Archie about the new heavy solids pumps they will be installing in one of the pump stations at Houston’s 69th Street Wastewater Treatment Plant.

How many wastewater utilities can handle 51 inches of rain in 72 hours?

Probably none. But that’s what challenged the Houston Wastewater Operations service line when Hurricane Harvey drenched South Texas in late August 2017.

The devastating results:

18 of 39 Houston...
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