Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Efficient Vactor Trucks Help Solve Sewer Problems Caused by Flooding

" But it is precisely these flatland neighborhoods that are likely to be flooded – and not only with water but also with a toxic stew of industrial runoff and sewage — when the Bay’s sea level rises or a global warming -induced storm occurs, say ecologists and area planners who have looked at the problem.” With some areas in Oakland on the priority list for urban planning, like West Oakland, flooding is all the more a possibility. Fields and woodlands converted into roads, highways, parking lots, and residential communities are likely to become inefficient when it comes to absorbing rainfall. According to the United States Search and Rescue Task Force, urbanization elevates rainwater runoff, converting streets into virtual streams. This early, local officials in Oakland may want to look into acquiring efficient vactor trucks to help them deal with any imminent floods."


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