Managing Excess Flow in the Hurricane Zone

Palm Coast prevents what it can and pumps the rest to save treatment costs.

Managing Excess Flow in the Hurricane Zone

City of Palm Coast Utility Department technician Don Abbott (right) and foreman Bryan Parreso work on a PEP tank installation at a new home site.

Repairing, replacing and rehabilitating your collections system to the point where it is completely free of inflow and infiltration is nearly impossible. Sometimes you have to find new ways to deal with the stormwater that your system simply can’t handle.

The city of Palm Coast, Florida, is no stranger to stormwater. The wastewater collections department works tirelessly to keep it out of its collections system and remove it as quickly as possible when wet weather moves...

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