Warm Water Overflows Induce Disorientation for Charleston’s Manatees

Jun 08

Warm Water Overflows Induce Disorientation for Charleston’s Manatees

The city of Charleston is contending with a variety of sewer overflows caused by wet weather and flash flooding events. Charleston, and other cities in South Carolina have recently dealt with heavy, sporadic rain which preceded several hazardous conditions for local residents. Surprisingly, the inclement weather has also been a concern for the manatees in Charleston. Because of the change of temperature in the waterways do to overflows consisting of warmer water, manatees have been in harm’s way and in a state of confusion. Ordinarily, it’s the time manatees migrate to warmer temps, but due to the unusual warmth of the water, a few made the decision to stay put. This created a potentially hazardous situation which led to a rescue effort of the lingering sea cows, as they are sometimes referred to. Manatees who fail to migrate face serious risks. Additionally, discharge temperatures can have a major impact on wildlife. Tracking devices, when equipped, serve as a helpful tool in securing the location of a manatee. Remember to be on the lookout for all manatees when boating. Boaters are asked to use caution when in low water. The shallower the water, the more likely it is for a manatee to be present. Also, if you notice swirling water or movement, take a second look, it could be a manatee. Interesting fact:  A resting manatee can remain submerged for up to 15 minutes, but while swimming, it must surface every three or four minutes. Charleston, have you made your plans to attend our Open House? We hope so! It’s in Anaheim, CA and your presence is requested! The Perma-Liner Industries Event will consist of three fun-filled days, chock-full of live demonstrations and information on all of the CIPP technology available. It’s taking place from June 13th-15th. Don’t miss this! Call us to confirm your reservation @ 1-866-336-2568. See you...

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The City of Columbia’s Comprehensive Sewer Review

May 11

The City of Columbia’s Comprehensive Sewer Review

The City of Columbia’s Capacity Assurance Program (CAP) is a program that reviews all new sewer service connections and increased wastewater flow. This review follows specific criteria to determine if the City’s wastewater system has sufficient capacity to accept new connections and increased flows. The CAP is a part of the Columbia’s comprehensive program to reduce and prevent sanitary sewer overflows. The City is required to implement a CAP that meets federal and state approval. As part of its Capital Improvement Program, the City regularly identifies projects that could improve sewer capacity. Columbia has completed numerous projects that have avoided many capacity limitations within the system, including upgrading all of its major sewer pump stations, rehabilitating a major sewer outfall, and upgrading capacity at the wastewater treatment plant. In recent years, Columbia has been dedicated to rehabilitating the sewer system in order to address the existing problems of raw sewage overflows. Based on the sewer system assessment and requirements, the city developed and implemented remedial projects and infrastructure upgrades to address these conditions. The remedial projects were in addition to infrastructure upgrades already underway. The city has also established specific programs designed to ensure proper management, operation and maintenance of its sewer system over the long-term to prevent future sewer overflows. At an estimated cost of $750 million, Columbia has agreed to undertake a thorough assessment of, and implement extensive improvements to its sanitary sewer system. The initiatives for reducing sewer overflows focus on prioritizing issues of human health and the environment. Certified Installers take note: Perma-Liner Industries would like to invite you to our Refresher Training (Perma-Lateral™ specific) that will take place on July 12th and 13th at our Clearwater facility!! Please plan on attending. Register by calling 1-866-336-2568 or Click Here! See you...

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South Carolina: Home to Sea Turtles and Old World Monkeys

Apr 21

South Carolina: Home to Sea Turtles and Old World Monkeys

South Carolina is home to a wide variety of habitat types, including hemlock-blanketed mountains, rolling sand hills, flooded cypress forests, and sunny palmetto-lined beaches.  Another fascination are Sea Islands.  Morgan Island, aka Monkey Island, is an uninhabited island in South Carolina that is home to the only free-ranging colony of Old World monkeys in the United States. There are around 3,500 monkeys on the island.  Though law strictly prohibits people from going onto the island, the monkeys are often seen walking the beaches, sun bathing in the tree-tops, and in the marshes. South Carolina is also home to a noteworthy reptile, namely, the loggerhead sea turtle. This is the most common sea turtle in South Carolina. The nesting season is just beginning and runs from mid-May to mid-August. Nests are typically made between the high tide line and the dune front, on ocean beaches and occasionally on estuarine (where a river meets the sea) shorelines with suitable sand. The average clutch size in South Carolina is 120 eggs, with the average incubation duration of 55 – 60 days.  Loggerheads are named for the size of their head relative to their body. These sea turtles can be found hundreds of miles out to sea or in inshore waters such as bays, lagoons, salt marshes, creeks, ship channels, and the mouths of large rivers. Coral reefs, rocky places, and ship wrecks draw large amounts of marine life and are great feeding areas. Scientists believe that loggerheads are long lived and could live to 50 years or more. Certified Installers take note: Perma-Liner Industries would like to invite you to our Refresher Training (Perma-Lateral specific) that will take place on July 12th and 13th at our Clearwater facility!! Please plan on attending. Register by calling 1-866-336-2568 or Click Here! See you...

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Charleston’s Heavy Rain Sets Record, Causes Floods

Apr 01

Charleston’s Heavy Rain Sets Record, Causes Floods

The city of Charleston and many surrounding areas have been no stranger to the havoc severe rain and flooding can cause.  Just a few short months ago, 21 South Carolina counties recorded double-digit rainfall in five days, and one rain gauge in Charleston County tallied 26.88 inches of rain.  In South Carolina, several variations of flood hazards occur due to the different effects of severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, seasonal rains and other weather-related conditions. The State’s low-lying topography, combined with its humid subtropical climate, makes it highly vulnerable to inland or riverine flooding.  Riverine flooding occurs when the flow of rainwater runoff is greater than the carrying capacities of the natural drainage systems. The largest riverine flood in South Carolina, based on the area affected, was the 1903 flood. Relentless rains associated with warm moist air and a low-pressure system caused this flood. In comparison to riverine flooding, coastal flooding is usually the result of a severe weather system such as a tropical storm or hurricane, which contains an element of high winds. The damaging effects of coastal floods are caused by a combination of storm surge, wind, rain, erosion and battering by debris. In the event of potential flooding, there are a few measures you can take to thwart damage.   Homeowners are advised to install check valves in sewer traps to prevent floodwater from backing up into the drains of your home. It’s also a good idea to review your insurance policy. Flood coverage is not part of most homeowner, mobile home or renter’s insurance policies and there is a 30-day waiting period for coverage to take effect. Save the Dates: Perma-Liner Industries has a lineup of events for you to attend!  All are invited to come to one, or if you’re adventurous, all of our LIVE DEMOS coming up in April and May. You can go to www.perma-liner.com/or call 1-866-336-2568 to register and find out more but first…here are the dates and locations to save: We’ll be in Dallas April 5th, Seattle April 27th, Chicago May 4th and Philadelphia May 18th. You can expect to have our knowledgeable staff showing you the latest CIPP technology. We want to see you...

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