Leadership

RAINWATER SEWAGE.

Issue 3 and Volume 29.

RAINWATER SEWAGE. Assistant City Engineer Bunce recently read a paper on “The storm water problem of Hartford,” before the Connecticut Civil Engineers’ and Surveyors’ association, in which, after adverting to the improved scientific methods of sewage disposal adopted by some cities after great trouble and expense and the unsuccessful endeavors of others to arrive at any solution of the problem, he pointed out that the law, whenever it had been appealed to, was against sewering into running streams and other sources of water supply. Passing on to Hartford and the difficulties experienced in some of its sections during severe storms from surcharged sewers and cellar-flooding, he showed that, when the city was small and traffic light, the water naturally ran off by the gutters into the nearest water courses without inconvenience or damage. He went on to say: As the city develops, buildings increase, sidewalks are needed and paved streets…

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