On May 28, 20014, the Sewer System Improvement Program team facilitated a #SewerChat intended to share ideas and answer questions surrounding the topics of green infrastructure, urban watersheds, and how they relate to sewer systems worldwide. We asked participants to pose a question for one of our engineers, share a project they found interesting, or just tune in to see how we have been incorporating the community into our projects.
We had over 30 participants ranging from wastewater professionals, engineers, residents and other utilities nationwide! We wanted to thank all who joined us. Send your suggestions for the next Twitter Chat to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why hold a Sewer Chat?
Nationwide, utilities are grappling with aging infrastructure. It is important to invest now to avoid more costly emergency repairs and greater impacts on our communities later down the line. The Sewer System Improvement Program
is utilizing green infrastructure
(along with grey infrastructure
) technologies to minimize stormwater impacts on our aging sewer system. Each of San Francisco’s eight urban watersheds
will be host to its own unique green infrastructure project, and we’ve been incorporating community input to shape our design concepts.
But what is a "watershed"? How does green infrastructure work? Why should we want it? This #SewerChat shared ideas and answered questions surrounding these topics and how they relate to sewer systems worldwide.
What IS a Twitter Chat?
A twitter chat is an online discussion where like-minded Twitter users can discuss a certain topic on Twitter for a given amount of time. You can view how the chat went by typing “#SewerChat” into your twitter.com search bar.