The ‘Why’ for South Carolina’s New Sewers: Bigger, Better (and Beaver)

Jul 17

The ‘Why’ for South Carolina’s New Sewers: Bigger, Better (and Beaver)

The city of Aiken has encountered a few significant hurdles in its plans to rehabilitate the city’s sewer system. Fortunately, the city has encountered recent good fortune in the form of a state grant. And not a moment too soon. The city’s aging infrastructure is in need of restructuring and replacement, in order to keep the system functioning at the level of expectation. Rural Infrastructure Authority grants are awarded on a semi-annual basis through an analysis of several variables. The main prerequisites include sustainable initiatives and economic and environmental factors. The severity of the need is also a main consideration in the decision process. Other nearby infrastructure news: The main sewer line in Florence- that runs the length of a neighborhood creek- will be rehabilitated. Interestingly, one contributing factor is the unexpected increase in the beaver population. This has created a rise in flooding levels by approximately two ft. During wet weather events, beaver dams can cause backups in the sewer pipelines. In an attempt to avoid additional overflows, the city will install a new, more durable underground sewer line. Additionally, construction of new homes has seen an influx. In order to accommodate the growth, a replacement of the overworked pipeline is the best tactic for greater capacity of the system. Many South Carolina cities have begun to augment their sewer treatment plants and systems, in a similar effort to adjust to population demands and increased flooding events. Most of the larger Water and Sewer facilities, which are currently in construction, expect to see an increase in capacity of fifty percent or more. In order for these expansive projects to go forward, ratepayers will likely see a nominal adjustment in monthly utility billing. Fun fact: did you know young beavers are called kits? A beaver will remain in their colony for nearly 2 years prior to...

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Full Steam Ahead! Check Out Perma-Liner Industries 2016 Events Line Up!!

Aug 18

Full Steam Ahead! Check Out Perma-Liner Industries 2016 Events Line Up!!

Undoubtedly, you are still enjoying the many highlights that this time of year brings, but as the glory days of summer begin to wane, no worries! We’ve got some exciting events scheduled for you and they’re coming up right around the corner. Mark your calendars for these informative trade shows that you won’t want to miss! First up, Perma-Liner Industries is pleased to announce we’ll be in Milwaukee on September 12-13th for the WEQ Fair. This is the place to be to gain a world of knowledge about the trenchless pipelining Industry and the equipment Perma-liner Industries manufactures. You can expect to see our live demonstrations in the comfortable outdoor setting of the Wisconsin State Fair Park. This Wastewater Equipment Fair will have an assortment of commercial, industrial and municipal gear to become familiarized with and you’ll be intrigued to learn about the many systems used for sewer cleaning and rehabilitations. Interesting fact: did you know the Milwaukee Mile is a one-mile long oval race track located at Wisconsin State Fair Park? It’s the oldest operating motor speedway in the world. Next up! WEFTEC. Folks, this is the super bowl of trade shows. Not to be missed, and acclaimed as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world. Also known for the most comprehensive show floor, this conference provides an unparalleled bird’s- eye view to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field. This is an event that will give you the chance to network with associates in the industry or just learn much more about the field of technology and water quality, treatments, equipment, and services. We’ll have our representatives there to answer questions, perform live demonstrations and provide resources to further your knowledge of the trenchless pipelining industry. Here’s the info to mark your calendars: The 89th Technical Exhibition and Conference is being held on Sept. 24- 28th at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Interesting fact: The Convention Center has 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space and is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation. Stay tuned… we’ll have more information (on even more events) on deck, coming up soon! Looking forward to see you...

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Charleston’s Historic District and Sewer Mains

Nov 11

Charleston’s Historic District and Sewer Mains

While the City of Charleston, has about 118,000 citizens, the Charleston Water System distributes water to almost 400,000 customers in and around the city.  Its greatest challenge is to maintain 1,400 miles of water mains through a diverse terrain that includes a sensitive downtown historic district, tidal flats, corrosive salt water marshes, a harbor, and the beds of Elliot Creek and the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. A program of extensive leak and corrosion detection and aggressive preventive maintenance initiatives helps the system meet those challenges.  The department aggressively searches out leaks with a regular detection program and keeps sewer mains, hydrants and valves on a regular program of preventive maintenance. Trenchless technology helps crews repair lines in the city’s historic district with minimal disruption. The sewer main repair and testing regimen involves a combination of preemptive-leak detection and extensive analysis of the condition of mains. The distribution mains are largely made of cast or ductile iron lined with cement, ranging 2 to 48 inches. A few high-service mains coming from the city’s Hanahan Water Plant are as large as 54 inches. Because Charleston is on the Atlantic Ocean, much of the distribution system runs through corrosive soils, especially salt marshes. The department has mapped potentially corrosive soils in high-profile areas and performs solid sampling electric potential surveys to find soils that have higher moisture content attributable to leaks. When potential leaks are discovered, a city engineer evaluates the data and prescribes remedies. The city’s historic district, where cobblestone streets and period architecture date back to the 18th century, also requires special attention. The downtown area carries the highest traffic densities and contains the oldest mains in the system. Charleston, looking for a highly recommended plumber?  Perma-Liner Industries has partnered with the most knowledgeable plumbers in your area to provide you with outstanding service.  We provide only the best referrals for licensed and certified professionals.  Call us or go online to see how we can help.  1-866-336-2568 or...

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Preserving History: A South Carolina Rehabilitation Project

Oct 12

Preserving History: A South Carolina Rehabilitation Project

There is a multitude of historic character in the homes and structures of South Carolina. One such place is named The Wallace-McGee house.  This two-story structure was built in 1937 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and state Historical Archives.  A local trenchless sewer contractor was needed to repair a leaky structure ruining the ceilings and walls of this historic home.  A well-known contractor, Drain Pro, was chosen for the job, which involved using a boiler descaler and a Perma-Liner Industries cured in place flex liner to repair two storm drains.  The job had to be done with patience and efficiency. Both storm drains ran through interior concrete walls discharging into separate French drains. Using a state of the art camera, the crew was able to verify heavily deteriorated pipes.  Included in the preservation and maintenance of this historic landmark was, not only the inspection, but the cleaning of the lines prior to the rehabilitation. One of the tools used for this was a 300 gallon jetter from US Jetting.  Drain Pro was careful to choose the right tools that would be least intrusive, yet do the best job. The team successfully rehabilitated the storm drains in two days. If you’ve got know-how and Perma-Liner Industries products, you’ve got a perfect match! Charleston, Perma-Liner Industries has great news!   We’ve got a profit making powerhouse in our inventory and it’s our 22 foot Perma-Main™ Top Gun Trailer system.  Training is included with this package deal and it’s our best ‘turn-key’ solution we have for you to replace a conventional dig.  This impressive system can rehabilitate 6”-10” diameter pipelines. It also comes with a zero down, no payment for 90 days offer.  Call us or go online to find out more. 1-866-336-2568 or...

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Charleston’s Sewer and Capital Improvement Plan

Oct 05

Charleston’s Sewer and Capital Improvement Plan

Charleston is making progress with its Capital Improvement Program.  The project is slated for a 3 year timeframe and will include several upgrades to the sewer system.  The rehabilitation efforts are focusing on extending the 16-inch water main serving the area of Hollywood and Ravenel.  Plum Wastewater Treatment Plant is designing a new facility which will have pre-treatment, primary clarifiers and final settling tanks.  Renovations to the gravity sewer trunk mains for the Highway 61 corridor and Johns Island are also part of the sewer overhaul.  There is also an objective to replace a 110 year old settling basin at the Hanahan Water Treatment Plant.  A settling basin is a concrete structure that uses sedimentation to remove settled matter and assess the water quality and haziness due to particles from wastewater. The basins are used to control water pollution in diverse industries such as agriculture and mining.  The City of Charleston has also implemented a quality standardization that will serve to reduce overall cost of operations and maintenance, as well as, reduce the total inventory of spare or replacement components and ensure a familiarity with systems resulting in reduced down time during emergencies. A useful tip:  Don’t drain your cooking grease. Even when you use hot, soapy water, grease will cool and settle out of the water. Over time, this can clog your sewer line. Always dispose of grease safely in the trash can. Charleston, Perma-Liner Industries has great news!   We’ve got a profit making powerhouse in our inventory and it’s our 22ft Perma-Main™ Top Gun Trailer system.  Training is included with this package deal and it’s our best ‘turn-key’ solution we have for you to replace a conventional dig.  This impressive system can rehabilitate 6”-10” diameter pipelines. It also comes with a zero down, no payment for 90 days offer.  Call us or go online to find out more. 1-866-336-2568 or...

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Municipal Association Pays Tribute to Florence for Nice Save

Aug 10

Municipal Association Pays Tribute to Florence for Nice Save

The municipality of South Carolina is doling out the compliments for a timely rescue! The City of Timmonsville was engrossed in a malfunctioning sewer system and indebtedness a couple of years ago and in dire need of an overhaul to their underground infrastructure. The environmental conditions were also in peril. In short, the City was in the throes of economic havoc. Since the financial aspect of these necessary improvements were not manageable, the partnering agreement with the City of Florence was a welcome relief. Many factors played a part in the restructuring and improvements for Timmonsville’s sewers. Because of an all-out effort on behalf of the City of Florence and its counterparts, a Municipal Achievement Award was bestowed on the City this month. Congratulations!! While there is still work to be done, the majority of the sewer rehabilitations are complete. Only a fraction of the repairs are remaining and estimated to be finished before 2017. Perma-Liner Industries has got you covered! We specialize in repair and rehabilitation of Cured in Place pipelines and trenchless technology. Since 1999, we’ve been developing our best equipment and products for you. Call us or go online to find out how we can help. Perma-Liner.com   Charleston, SAVE THE DATE!! Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this! On September 23rd Perma-Liner Industries is hosting a very special event and we’d love to see you!! We’re having our Open House at our facility in Plainfield, Illinois and it’s sure to be a great time. We’ll have our excellent staff here to answer all of your questions about Cured-in-Place Pipeline products and our state of the art trenchless technology. Come out and see live demonstrations, share friendly conversations and gain information. Meals will be provided. Please register at no cost: info@perma-liner.com or 1-866-336-2568. Click Here to...

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