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Innovative sewer alarm system wins FPUD an award


Last updated 8/30/2007 at Noon

Nobody likes to think about something as unpleasant as a sewer spill. But the reality is that 40,000 occur nationwide, according to estimates by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

The Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) recently won an award for taking part in an innovative pilot program using a specialized manhole cover that detects sewer spills before they happen.

The California Association of Sanitation Agencies presented the district with the Technological Achievement Award for installing the manhole covers and giving feedback to Hadronex – the designer – and then assist...

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