An introduction to SRM
Sewer systems are a vital part of a nation's infrastructure and play an essential role in maintaining public health, protecting our environment and managing surface water flood risk. Yet they are largely out of sight, which was often a cause of neglect in the past, leading to sewer flooding, polluting discharges, collapse and blockage – so solutions were often unplanned, piecemeal and uncoordinated.
WRc has led the development of structural sewerage risk management, starting with the publication of the Sewerage Rehabilitation Manual in 1983, with revisions being released in 1986, 1994, 2001, 2008 and 2015 to take account of changes in legislation and regulation. It also included one of the earliest guides to the design of sewer renovation systems.