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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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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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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Powdersville Receives Award for Water Program

Feb 25

Powdersville Receives Award for Water Program

South Carolina’s Powdersville Water District was the first water utility in the state to receive the prized Directors Award in the Partnership for Safe Water Distribution System Optimization Program.  The Powdersville Water District was formed in 1971 and supplies an average of 3.5 million gallons daily of high-quality water to approximately 12,500 connections through a 400-mile distribution network. Storage is 3.6 million gallons and consists of a relatively new 1-million-gallon elevated tank, two 300,000-gallon elevated tanks, and two 1-million-gallon ground storage tanks.  Because of the hilly terrain and supply connections located at a higher elevation than the rest of the system, the district is completely gravity fed. The district also maintains one pump station for the sole task of reducing peak flows in the morning and afternoon hours. The service area is located along the Interstate 85 corridor between Charlotte and Atlanta and is growing rapidly. Powdersville is seeing numerous new subdivisions and commercial developments opening each year. The City has worked with a rate consultant for over ten years to maintain an accurate estimate of its financial needs. All financial plans are adopted by the district’s nine-member board and all actions are properly advertised to the district’s customers. Public board meetings are held monthly and include customer input at every meeting. Charleston, great news! Perma-Liner Industries is having our open house at our Clearwater Florida headquarters!! You are cordially invited on March 9th and 10th to see our demonstrations on state-of-the-art CIPP (Cured-in Place-Pipeline) equipment and features. New technology will be included in our demos along with a raffle to win a prize and you’ll get pre-approved for zero down, no payments for 90 days financing. Our staff can’t wait to see you. YOUR success is our success! Make it happen!  Please call to confirm your reservation....

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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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