As your municipality starts to grow, it will need more and more infrastructure. One of the most important parts of this is sewage systems. These are a necessary part of any city, as they help remove waste from homes and businesses before it can be released into the environment. There are many different types of sewage systems that may be appropriate for your community, so how do you know which one is right for you?
In this blog post, we discuss four different types:
Vacuum sewers and
Combined sewer overflow (CSO) facilities.
Gravity Sewers: Gravity sewers rely on the force of gravity to move waste down. They can be made from a system of pipes that carry water or they may use an open channel, such as those found in Paris and Rome.
This type is typically cheaper than other systems but it has some limitations, like not being able to handle large amounts of solid material or sewage mixed with rainwater without causing backups into homes and businesses.
Pressure Sewers: These are similar to pressure pumps used by fire departments when fighting fires – no power required! The higher the flow rate, the more electricity is needed for this type. In addition, if there’s a problem with just one pump station then all pumping stops until service resumes.