This paper presents a practical application of sewage network management strategy using radar data to control a detention-settling basin. This practical application, used in operational mode since January 2000, is based on three main notions. Firstly, the use of radar data without rainfall estimation. Secondly, the definition of some gradual risk levels for the sewage network by a detailed modelling of the sewage system functioning. Thirdly the definition of relations between risk levels for the sewage network and types of rain events defined from radar data. The operational application produces gradual alarms for decision-making assistance: no risk, potential risk and confirmed risk.

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