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EPA's Office of Wastewater Management sponsored a series of community-based demonstration projects to find innovative solutions to capacity problems that cause overflows of sanitary sewers. These projects sought to demonstrate innovative use of Capacity, Management, Operation, and Maintenance (CMOM) techniques as well as system rehabilitation and diagnostic methods. These case studies should provide useful information to other communities developing SSO abatement programs.

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  • Fact Sheet: Financing Capital Improvements For SSO Abatement

  • Financing Sanitary Sewer Overflows Abatement Programs is based on a survey of available financing, including bonds, loans, SRF program, low-interest loans, grants, etc. This fact sheet provides useful information for communities to help them determine which financial mechanisms are best for them. To view this factsheet visit (16 pp, 227K)

  • Fact Sheet: Asset Management for Sewer Collection Systems

  • This fact sheet describes the asset management approach and shows how it can be used to help public sewer utilities accomplish multiple goals of protecting and extending the life of sewer system assets, meeting new financial reporting requirements, and abating sanitary sewer overflows or wastewater treatment plant peak flow violations.
  • Fact Sheet: (OECA/Region 4) Evaluating POTW Capacity, Management, Operation, and Maintenance Programs

  • EPA's Office of Compliance and Region 4 are developing tools to support an audit program that will evaluate compliance of all aspects of wastewater treatment plant and collection system capacity, management, operations, and maintenance (CMOM) programs.
  • Fact Sheet: Why Control Sanitary Sewer Overflows?

  • Sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) are releases of untreated sewage into the environment. They have always been illegal under the Clean Water Act, but EPA's proposed SSO Control Rule will clarify the prohibition and provide a program for helping municipalities track and report activities undertaken to control SSOs. To view this factsheet visit (9 pp, 226K)

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