Stormwater sewers are built to accommodate clear water, keeping it on the surface of the ground. When clear water enters sanitary sewer systems it must be transported away and treated like sanitary waste water. The sanitary system can only handle so much water, and an overload in the system will cause water to flow backward, flooding basements and fixtures along its path.
In coastal megacities around the world, the ground is sinking faster than the surrounding ocean level is rising. And, according to an article posted on DredgingToday.com, this subsidence is directly related to the over pumping of local groundwater resources. Sections of Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, New Orleans and Dhaka have already sunk or […]
An article written by Caline Malek in The National, the longest-standing English language news publication in the United Arab Emirates, paints a grim picture for the wealthy country. According to new research from the United Nationals Food and Agriculture Organization, supplies of groundwater could run out by 2030 as a result of overuse in agriculture. […]
Changes in elevation and the onset of storms cause changes in barometric pressure. Stormy weather can produce pressure differences around 25mb (millibar) through a day, as different parts of the passing storm produce differing barometric pressure disruptions. One mb is equivalent to about one centimeter of water, this means a storm can cause almost 10 inches […]