CDM Smith, according to the Shreveport Times, is the current program manager for the sewer overhaul, but the company’s contract expires this month. City Engineer Patrick Furlong told the Times that working with the firm had been “challenging.”
U.S. sewer systems, no matter the state or municipality, must adhere to the requirements of the Clean Water Act, and each SSO is a serious regulatory violation. According to the EPA, there are up to 75,000 SSO incidents each year in the U.S. Contributing to this number is the age of some of the country’s sewer infrastructure.