Failed sewer main quickly controlled with emergency response plan


When historic rains in Memphis eroded the soil beneath a critical 96-inch sewer main causing the line to fail, the city immediately knew what to do. It activated its emergency response plan and contacted experts at Xylem. Just six days later, a large-scale turnkey sewer bypass was up and running.

"Xylem was able to marshal the equipment, the pumps and whatever else was needed and get the job done," says Paul Patterson, environmental engineering administrator for the City of Memphis. "They had the resources, number one, and they had people that understood and knew how to utilize those resources."

Have you planned for a worst-case scenario? Xylem can help you set up a contingency plan that will ensure that you:
• Maintain services
• Minimize environmental impact
• Ensure regulatory compliance

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