Historic Rains In Memphis Lead To Monumental Emergency Bypass
Fast-turnaround, turnkey solution minimizes environmental impact and maintains service while ensuring regulatory compliance
Record rainfalls in Memphis, TN eroded the soil supporting a 96-inch sanitary sewer main, causing the line to fail. With nearly 40 million gallons per day (MGD) of raw sewage escaping into Cypress Creek, less than a mile from McKellar Lake and the Mississippi River, an emergency bypass was needed fast to facilitate the repair work on the 96” sewer main. City officials immediately activated their Emergency Response Plan, gathering the management team from the Public Works Division and bringing in the experts at Xylem, to help assess
the damage and to map out an action plan.
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