2. Wastewater Collection Systems: Purpose, Components, and Design Objectives

Following completion of this chapter, students should be able to:

  1. List the parts of a wastewater collection system and explain the purpose of each part.
  2. Communicate to design engineers the importance of preventing operation and maintenance problems when designing collection systems.
  3. Identify sources and calculate quantities of wastewater flow.
  4. Estimate the velocity of water flowing in a sewer.
  5. Review plans and specifications for wastewater collection systems from the viewpoint of effective operation and maintenance of collection systems.
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