Infiltration & Inflow
WKUD has established a dedicated I/I (infiltration/inflow) crew to
reduce infiltration and inflow. Although it is unreasonable to expect 100%
removal of I/I, experience has shown that possibly up to about 30% of
infiltration can be cost effectively removed. However, up to 60% of the inflow
can be removed in some cases.
WKUD has installed flow monitoring equipment at key manholes located throughout
the collection system. Smoke testing is performed where applicable during
WKUD has purchased state-of-the-art video equipment to assist in the visual
Inspection of the collection system. WKUD performs manhole inspections that coincide with the
line televising. Once defects are identified repairs are made by WKUD crews or are
In the last two years WKUD has greatly escalated its work in the 10 Mile
Creek drainage basin and in the Karns area. The cost of the rehabilitation is
over $6M with another $6M dedicated to work in the very near future. WKUD takes
its responsibility very seriously and is dedicated to the removal of I/I.