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Norton Engineering Inc.

We love sewers.


It's a great day to reduce Inflow and Infiltration (clean water in sanitary sewer that should not be there).  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 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 has been published for public review (as of December 2017). 

Observing the installation of a Cretex Seal in a leaking MH

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!