Davenport’s Sewer Solution to Flash Flooding

In an effort to unclog a large sewer that runs along the riverfront, the City of Davenport has brought in engineers to do a veritable job.  This involves flushing the sewer, 20 ft. underground.  The City has determined that the cause of this year’s flash flooding is primarily due to an obstruction in the sewer system.  It has been in the forefront of the City’s plans, for over a year, to solve the predicament of flash floods, which has been a concern for Davenport’s residents. It is suspected that a buildup of sediment is most likely the cause of the blockage. The estimated timeframe to clear the clogged sewer is approximately one week and will be done through a process called jetting. By which water will be pulled from the river, run through a filter which will then force it toward the plug. The water is then expelled through pipes and discharged back into the river.  Workers on this detail have evaluated the pipe and believe it to be 80-90 percent blocked.  There have been new manholes installed to provide a safe access for underground maintenance.



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