The Sewer-List

The SEWER-LIST an email mailing list (listserv), is intended to facilitate communication about the design, permitting, construction, operation and maintenance of sanitary and storm sewers, lift stations, detention basins, and treatment plants. IT IS NOW CLOSED, GONE, KAPUT. IT WAS A VALUABLE RESOURCE TO HUNDREDS OF MEMBERS FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS, BUT IS NOW DISCONTINUED.

At last count, the SEWER-LIST has over 340 subscribers from all around the world.

To join, please visit the page and scroll down so you can click on sewer-list.

To send a message to all the other list members, just compose an ordinary email and send it to

To change your subscriber options (digest mode, vacation, no mail, etc), login at:

If youšve never logged in, please follow the procedure on the login page for "first login" or if you've forgotten your password, please follow the procedure for "lost password."

The Sewer-List has a 100% effective anti-spam feature, but it sometimes causes problems for the members. That feature is: If the list management software receives a message from somebody whose email address it doesn't recognize, it rejects the message and sends them an email saying that only list members can post to the list. This prevents (essentially) all junk mail from ever reaching the list, but it also means that a member whose email address has changed cannot post to the list. The problem is that sometimes a person's employer changes their email address for outgoing messages but arranges so they continue receiving incoming mail sent to their old address (for awhile). The person may not even know that their outgoing address has changed. They may continue to receive messages from the Sewer-List that were sent to their old address, but one day when they decide to post a message they get one of the "never heard of you" automatic replies. If this happens to you, please let me know your old and new addresses and I will unsubscribe one and subscribe the other.

Sewer Manhole Image. The Sewer-List is for people who design, maintain and repair municipal and college / university campus sewerage systems.

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There you will find lots more information, including the Septic Tank page, Sewers of London history and a link to the Thomas Crapper page.