Integrated Overflow Control Program

Client: Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan.
Location: Wyandotte County, Kan.

Summary

Burns & McDonnell was retained to assist the Unified Government in the development of its Integrated Overflow Control Program. The Unified Government's program integrates cost, schedule and regulatory performance criteria for the combined sewer system, separate sanitary sewer system and stormwater system. The Unified Government serves a population of nearly 150,000, maintaining nearly 800 miles of collection system, 88 pump stations and five treatment plants.

Services

  • Program management
  • Consent decree negotiation 
  • Combined and sanitary sewer system data assessment and characterization
  • Technologies assessment
  • Funding sources
  • CSO long-term control plan
  • SSS control plan
  • I/I program development and pilot projects
  • CMOM program development
  • Nine minimum controls program development
  • FOG program development 
  • Flow monitoring program development

Background

Burns & McDonnell's services include providing technical assistance to the Unified Government and its legal team during the negotiation of a federal consent order addressing CSOs, SSOs and MS4 compliance. Some of the services being provided include:

  • Technical and administrative coordination of contracted services
  • Development of system modeling approaches
  • Development of information management strategies
  • Evaluation and selection of hydraulic modeling software
  • Contracting for special projects, such as field testing for inflow source identification
  • Preparation of management processes (e.g., protocols for data management systems and field testing; IOCP administrative manual)
  • Development of I/I removal demonstration strategies
  • Regulatory agency coordination and meetings
  • Support of city staff during consent decree negotiations
  • Development of a IOCP work plan and supporting documents
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