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Emergency Response to Address a Blocked Sanitary Sewer by Implementing a Bypass Pumping System

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Faced with a sanitary sewer damaged by nearby construction activities, a municipality in the GTA requested that the Aquatech team implement a full sewage bypass system by the following day, as the forecast warned of a significant rainfall event. Having conducted a full site review, Aquatech undertook a number of measures, beginning with having the manhole tapered section removed and risers extended to the surface to accommodate suction and discharge lines. The pumping system was offloaded on the site and jersey barriers were installed, as the location bordered a six-lane road. The staff worked for the next 24 hours to make sure the pumping system was in place as the anticipated rainfall event occurred. As part of its responsibilities, Aquatech oversaw the pump watch, system maintenance, refuelling and requisite operation over the next three months while the sewer was repaired. Upon completion of the project all equipment and materials were cleaned and sanitized prior to the removal of the equipment and re-instatement of the site.