Maintaining sewer inlets using GIS

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Usually unseasonably warm temperatures are welcome during the winter
months in the Chicago area. But a forecast including above freezing
temperatures was met with some concern due to the historical snowfall
event that took place just two weeks prior. Riverside Public Works
personnel were aware of the potential for roadway flooding if rain and
excessive snowmelt was in store. In preparation for this possible
situation the Village’s GIS was leveraged to provide maps so that sewer
inlets could be located and cleared off. Without GIS these inlets would
be time consuming to locate given they were still covered by snow from
plowing efforts.

The warmer temperatures did arrive but without rain, so the snow had
time to melt. Staff was prepared to mitigate the runoff issues, but this
time, thankfully, their plan did not have to be put into action.

Maintaining sewer inlets using GIS

Blog_MaintainingsewerinletsusingGIS.jpg

Usually unseasonably warm temperatures are welcome during the winter
months in the Chicago area. But a forecast including above freezing
temperatures was met with some concern due to the historical snowfall
event that took place just two weeks prior. Riverside Public Works
personnel were aware of the potential for roadway flooding if rain and
excessive snowmelt was in store. In preparation for this possible
situation the Village’s GIS was leveraged to provide maps so that sewer
inlets could be located and cleared off. Without GIS these inlets would
be time consuming to locate given they were still covered by snow from
plowing efforts.

The warmer temperatures did arrive but without rain, so the snow had
time to melt. Staff was prepared to mitigate the runoff issues, but this
time, thankfully, their plan did not have to be put into action.