Dealing With Laterals: Abundant Challenges

Griffin, Jeff
September 2010
Underground Construction;Sep2010, Vol. 65 Issue 9, p65
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the issue regarding failing sewer laterals in the U.S., considering the condition of laterals and the factors that contributed to various problems in the country. It mentions the integral part of laterals as they are responsible for a significant portion of a sewer system's inflow and infiltration (I&I). Gerry Muenchmeyer, a technical director, stresses the responsibility of the property owners to maintain or repair their lateral pipes.


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