Receiving Water

Published: May 21, 2017 | Last updated: July 5, 2023

What Does Receiving Water Mean?

Receiving water is defined as a body of water such as an ocean, stream, river, pond, lake or other such body of water into which treated or untreated wastewater or effluent is discharged. Trenchless technology is used to repair or rehabilitate damaged pipes that could otherwise allow treated or untreated waste water from damaged sewers, industrial effluents and runoffs to pollute receiving water bodies and cause harm to aquatic life.

Trenchlesspedia Explains Receiving Water

With the increase in new construction and the demand for better waste water management, an emphasis has been placed on rehabilitating existing waste water collection systems. Settlement, cracks, pipe deterioration and the intrusion of tree roots are just some of the problems that plague old networks of waste water collection pipelines. These types of situations can cause increased inflow, especially in rainy season, thus decreasing capacity and increasing loads on older networks. Replacing old pipelines by traditional methods would require surface disturbance that may prove costly and time consuming. Using trenchless technology allows for an easier and more cost effective approach to replacing or repairing damaged pipes.

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