The impact of leaking sewers on urban groundwater

  title={The impact of leaking sewers on urban groundwater},
  author={Markus Eiswirth and Heinz H{\"o}tzl},
Contamination of urban groundwater by sewage leakage from damaged sewers is an increasing matter of public and regulatory concern. It is estimated that in Germany several 100 million m waste water leaks every year from partly damaged sewerage systems into soil and groundwater. In many cities damaged sewerage systems are the main sources for groundwater contamination with sulphate, chloride and nitrogen compounds. Besides the ecological point of view, damaged sewerage systems exhibit essential… CONTINUE READING
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