Monday 8:30 AM
Wet Weather 
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Room: Emerald

Flow Equalization Basins: Uses and Design Variations

Flow Equalization Basins (FEB) have become a favored option by many utilities to dampen flow and concentration variations and contain storm water during wet weather events. Many city and village utilities have realized it may be more economical to build FEBs rather than expand plants to rarely, if ever, used capacities. FEBs provide utilities with the flexibility to store storm water during large wet weather events and in turn reduce or even eliminate overflows into large bodies of water. The ability to eliminate these overflows and the accompanying non-compliance reports provide an economical alternative to addressing storm water from wet weather events as well as provide more efficient, reliable, and controlled systems. With more FEBs being designed and constructed, there are several alternatives with respect to materials and operation that make them flexible enough options for various cities and villages.

Moderator:  Dan Small


Ray David - Greeley and Hansen

Mr. David has more than 3 years of experience in the industry. He is a project engineer of Greeley and Hansen, a leading environmental consulting engineering firm dedicated to the water and wastewater industry.

Mr. David joined Greeley and Hansen in 2008 and has been involved in the design of water and wastewater treatment projects. Mr. David was the Resident Engineer for the Orland Park East Reservoir Addition Project.

He is a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and has been actively involved in numerous WEF and Young Professional activities.

Mr. David received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Purdue University – West Lafayette, Indiana.