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Sewer aeration breaks new grounds

Faced with an odour nuisance from the main sewer in the low-lying areas to the north-east of the River Danube, Vienna's sewer engineers decided to use a series of chimneys to vent waste gases to atmosphere, solving the problem. Dipl.-Ing. Robert Nowak, Head of Planning Division, Municipal Department 30 - Sewerage, explains.

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