Smoke testing is one tool used to identify faults in sewer lines that can allow stormwater to flood into the sewer system. Hurricane Ian was an unfortunate reminder of what can happen when this occurs. Broken cleanout caps, cracked pipes, and leaky manhole covers are a few of the ways water can infultrate into sewer lines during heavy rain events. This excess water can overwhelm pump stations and treatment plants causing overflows or necessitating emergency discharges of treated water.
USSI was established in 1999 with the express purpose of eliminating rainwater inflow into the wastewater collection systems. Over the years we have developed the AIIM program which provides unique products, procedures and systems for water utilities When rainwater is prevented from entering the front end of the collection system, the AIIM program reduces overflows and spillages by increasing sewer capacity. The AIIM program is not only effective in preventing “Inflow” but it is also cost effective for water and sewer utlities.
Services Included in the AIIM Program include:
Manhole Inspections, Smoke Testing, Inflow Dishes, LDL Cleanout Plugs, Elastaseal, and Midnight Monitoring.
The USSI Manhole Inflow Defender (Inflow Dish) was designed to significantly abate rainfall "Inflow" from entering the sanitary sewer system through the manhole cover & upper frame area. The Inflow dish can withstand gases associated with waste water collection systems.
Specifically designed to prevent storm water and debris from entering the collection system. This kit can be easily installed in minutes.