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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Charleston’s Capital Improvements include Brand New Sewer Tunnel

Nov 18

Charleston’s Capital Improvements include Brand New Sewer Tunnel

Neighborhoods across Charleston’s suburbs are undergoing several capital improvement projects which will benefit the longevity and capacity of the current sewer system. Cities from Mount Pleasant to Greenville are making progress bringing their sewer infrastructures up to date. Currently, a very interesting project is in the making-an impressive sewer tunnel. The tunnel is expected to be a mile long and 100 feet below ground, located in downtown Greenville. Residents can expect work to be ongoing beginning next year. The project will be a wastewater project to enhance the current system which is nearing capacity and in need of rehabilitation. Engineers are still in the process of finalizing design details, which will be disclosed in the months ahead.  In Mount Pleasant, there is another noteworthy sewer project taking place which required the city to implement and develop alternate installation solutions due to the scope of the project.  Additionally, the town’s tree ordinances created an added expense of nearly $3 million.  The project route has been reduced in size from its original outline and includes removal of a 20-foot swath of trees located in front of a local Market where the open cut method will be utilized to install the sewer main. How about the trenchless way to avoid uprooting streets, sidewalks, travel routes, and trees? Perma-liner Industries believes wholeheartedly in the trenchless solution. Today we are fortunate to have advanced technologies that are better for the environment and quicker- when it comes to saving time. And the good news is, it’s also the most cost-effective solution for your pipelining projects.  The curing process is a matter of hours, not days. In order to offer the best, most advanced technology, Perma-liner Industries has been in the business of developing Cured-in-Place products and services for nearly two decades. We provide advanced training and the most effective equipment when it comes to the industry of CIPP. Our goal is to offer the best resolution for homeowners, businesses, and municipalities. To find out how to save money and keep your landscaping intact with going trenchless, call us or go online 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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South Carolina’s Flood Recovery Plan: Replanting Anew

Jun 30

South Carolina’s Flood Recovery Plan: Replanting Anew

The most recent flooding in South Carolina left a strain on many cities, including loss and need for renewal in many neighborhoods and communities. Some Carolinians are now forced with the task of putting their homes back together, including the landscaping. There are a few trouble-free solutions that can help to revive your yard.  The duration of flooding, and the severity of plant damage, will be a factor in the livelihood of garden plants. Many landscape plants, especially native trees and shrubs, can survive being submerged for up to a week. Other plants, like azaleas, won’t fare so well. Most transitory landscape plants will defoliate after a flood. Don’t be quick to remove branches that have lost leaves because they may still exhibit growth. A sewage-like odor in the soil results from lack of oxygen. Water covering the soil reduces oxygen to plants’ roots. The sediment that is deposited further decreases oxygen to roots. These factors work together to smother tree and plant roots. Break up and remove flood sediment by hosing it off with fresh water and raking. One tablespoon of dish washing soap per gallon of water in a sprayer tank is an excellent way to clean silt off plant leaves. If silt is extra thick add a teaspoon of dishwasher rinsing agent to your spray tank. Then be sure to rinse with a spray of clean water. Sewer news: an overflow recently occurred in North Charleston due to a rupture in the sewer line, where raw sewage entered the ditches along the sewer easement located in the proximity of Coosaw Creek. The area of the overflow will be cleaned and disinfected to minimize any possible contamination. Coming soon: Perma-Liner Industries is busy making plans for you. We’re planning a “Trenchless Tour” on July 27th in the New England area. We’ll be posting more information on this spectacular event…stay tuned and save the...

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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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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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