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Norton Engineering Inc.

We love sewers.


It's a great day to reduce Inflow and Infiltration. (Or to civil engineer anything!)

Norton Engineering Inc. was established in 2015 by Barbara A. Robinson, M.A.Sc., P.Eng. Barbara has 28 years' experience in civil engineering studies, EAs, design, construction, implementation & monitoring, in both the private and public sectors (two years as City Engineer for Kitchener). She specializes in projects to identify and remove rainwater and groundwater (inflow and infiltration) from existing sanitary and storm sewer systems. Robinson has spent many years in the field, inspecting new and existing sanitary sewer installations, private property and basement plumbing and installation, and has undertaken confined space entry of thousands of manholes and large sewers. 

Barbara works as CBC Radio's infrastructure columnist, delivering columns on engineering topics in Kitchener Waterloo as well as across Ontario markets.

Barbara was recently appointed to chair the development of a new CSA Guideline (which is expected to become a national standard) on Basement Flood Protection. The Draft Guideline public review period has just ended (February 2018). 

Barbara is a Professional Engineer in Ontario, and also holds her P.Eng. for British Columbia and Nova Scotia.

Installation of BWV at home to better understand operation.  BEST backwater valve installation viewing party ever.

In the trench with the contractor to ask questions about how and why they do things.

A gusher (water entering pipe under pressure) at a joint.  Alas, all too common. Should have leak tested!