Sanitary Sewer System Design

Collection systems may be unlimited in size and number of control devices. PCSWMM facilitates the design and analysis of control strategies for reducing bypasses and fully supports the processing, manipulation and conversion of, and calibration against, observed data.

In straightforward steps, PCSWMM allows you to optimally design and size sanitary sewer systems with arbitrary arrays of storages, pumps and force mains, both for proposed systems and rehabilitation of existing systems. Separate sanitary sewers (or "foul” sewers) are placed underground and designed specifically to transport sewage from houses and commercial buildings through pipes to treatment to control water pollution before discharge to surface waters. Sanitary sewers serving industrial areas also carry industrial wastewater. In municipalities served by sanitary sewers, separate storm drains convey surface runoff directly to surface waters. Sanitary sewers are distinguished from combined sewers, which combine sewage with stormwater runoff in the same pipe. Sanitary sewer systems are considered beneficial because they avoid combined sewer overflows.

Using PCSWMM sanitary sewer collection systems may be unlimited in size, time steps and number and size of control devices. Moreover PCSWMM provides for design and analysis of control strategies for reducing bypasses and fully assists in the processing, calibration, manipulation and conversion of observed data. Your sanitary system can also readily be integrated into a catchment/watershed management model, including regions having undeveloped areas, rivers, treatment plants and receiving waters. With PCSWMM you can estimate non-point source pollutant loadings for managing water quality released to receiving waters, to meet water quality regulations.