Many wastewater systems experiencing high infiltration and inflow (I&I) have issues with hydraulic overloading which impacts biomass stability. I&I can impair the capacity of the wastewater collection system and wastewater treatment infrastructure
Increased flows in the collection system contribute to hydraulic overloading at wastewater treatment facilities. This disrupts the biological treatment process by diluting the organic carbon supply to the biomass at the plant. Without a high strength organic food supply, the growth and metabolism of wastewater processing microorganisms are inhibited.