Celebrate National Trivia Day With Some Sewer System Trivia!

Trivia nights are a wintertime staple activity throughout the country.  National Trivia Day is January 4th, and in honor of this day, we wanted to do an online “trivia night” blog that features – what else? – sewer system trivia!

Let’s test your sewer system knowledge!

Q: What city in Texas has 6,000 miles of sanitary sewer piping and 120,000 manholes?

A: Houston

Q: What city in Alabama has 566 miles of sanitary sewer piping and 11,629 manholes?

A: Tuscaloosa

Q: According to USEPA estimates, how many billions of gallons of wastewater are treated in Wastewater Treatment Plants in the US per day?

A: approximately 34 billion

Q: What city in Colorado has 1,500 miles of sanitary sewer piping and 800 miles of storm sewer piping?

A: Denver

Q: What city in Ohio has 3,000 miles of sanitary sewer piping and 100 lift stations?

A: Cincinnati

Q: What kind of fertilizer does the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District produce?

A: Milorganite Fertilizer

Q: What city in Georgia has 2,150 miles of sanitary sewer piping and 2,790 miles of potable water piping?

A: Atlanta

Q: The Hartsfield potable water tank servicing the Atlanta airport has a capacity of how much?

A: 10 million gallons

Q: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) reports that the US has over 16,000 public wastewater treatment plants, 800,000 miles of sanitary sewer piping, and 2.2 million miles of drinking water piping. What is the grade that they give in its infrastructure report card for water/wastewater infrastructure?

A: Overall, ASCE’s infrastructure report card gives a grade of D+ for wastewater infrastructure and a grade of C- for potable water infrastructure.

Q: What city in Massachusetts has 1,538 miles of sewer piping and 49,746 manholes?

A: Boston

Q: What city in Illinois has 210 miles of sanitary sewer and 5,500 manholes?

A: Evanston

Q: Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District services 1.3 million people, and has how many miles of sewer piping?

A: 9600 miles and the system dating back to 1894 still has some brick and wooden sewer lines in service.

Q: What city in New York has 7,400 miles of sewer piping, 95 pump stations, and 14 wastewater treatment plants that treat 1.3 billion gallons per day?

A: New York City

Q: Las Vegas (Clark County) has 2,275 miles of sanitary sewer – how many gallons are treated per day?

A: It treats 105 million gallons per day, and recycles 100% of the wastewater for irrigation, power generation cooling, and dust control.

Q: What city in Ohio has 447 miles of sewer piping and 6,500 manholes?

A: Lorain

Q: How many miles of sewer pipe does Miami-Dade County, Florida have?

A: 4,100 miles of sewer pipe and 8,500 miles of water pipe for 2.4 million people.

Q: How many gallons per day are treated for Los Angeles, California?

A: With 6,700 miles of sewer piping, it treats 400 million gallons per day with 250 million gallons of that at their Hyperion plant.

Q: How many lift stations does Winston-Salem, North Carolina have?

A: With 1,825 miles of sanitary sewer, it has 45 lift stations, and treats 14 billion gallons per year.

Q: What city in Arizona has 5,000 miles of sewer lines, 7,000 miles of water lines, and 90,000 manholes?

A: Phoenix

And now for some OBIC trivia!  Are OBIC products:

  • Backed by a team of chemists who ensure consistent quality
  • Made by an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Manufacturing company
  • Proven to be physically stronger
  • Potable water system solutions that are approved for NSF/ANSI 61 barrier material
  • Applied with minimal downtime and greater protection than thinner, more rigid materials
  • Able to offer significantly longer service life, allowing for a greater return on investment
  • Customizable to provide solutions for customers with unique needs

The answer to all of these questions is YES!

Contact us to learn more about the OBIC Advantage and Happy National Trivia Day!