GS&P to Conduct Sewer System Assessment for City of Dyersburg

June 21, 2018

Gresham, Smith and Partners is pleased to announce the firm has been selected to complete a sewer system assessment for the City of Dyersburg. The City entered into a consent agreement with Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to rehabilitate sewer infrastructure. GS&P will conduct a Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Survey (SSES) for 11 of the City’s 21 basins, conducting manhole inspections, smoke testing and other assessments. The firm will also create a report with recommendations and cost projections to help the City prioritize sewer projects. 

SSES is an important first step in rehabilitating Dyersburg’s aging sewer infrastructure. Currently pipe collapses and blockages are leading to sanitary sewer back-ups. Rainfall leading to infiltration and inflow (I/I) causes sanitary system overflows (SSO’s) which are a public health concern. The SSO’s and I/I are also impacting the operation and maintenance costs for Dyersburg’s wastewater treatment plant.

“Addressing our infrastructure provides important benefits to the public as well as improves our operations. After the SSES is completed we can better prioritize repairs and put a more proactive maintenance plan into effect,” commented Scott Ball, City Construction Inspector and Stormwater Manager, City of Dyersburg. “We are looking forward to working with GS&P again. The team has extensive experience doing SSES, prioritizing and executing sewer rehabilitation and assisting utilities with compliance.”

GS&P’s Water + Environment team consists of experienced environmental engineers, designers, geologists, operations and regulatory specialists, and scientists providing a wide range of water, wastewater, stormwater, environmental management, compliance, and sustainability services. By staying abreast of the latest developments in technology, water quality, and regulatory legislation, the team integrates environmental services with other in-house capabilities to maximize project delivery, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.