An Underground World Unknown: Charleston’s Sewer Infrastructure is Receiving a Facelift

Mar 28

An Underground World Unknown: Charleston’s Sewer Infrastructure is Receiving a Facelift

Sewer infrastructures can be a complicated thing, particularly to those who have no idea what exists beneath our roadways and land. Residents who read about a sewage spill or smell a pungent odor think the problem can be fixed quickly. In some cases, yes, but in most cases, it’s a little heavier than a simple fix. The latter happens to be the case in Charleston. As cities grow, the current infrastructures need to be able to hold up under the amount of new residents or businesses moving into the area. With Charleston, an older city, the need for updates has come now. The Charleston Water System has begun two projects for their infrastructure upgrade. These upgrades are geared toward reliability and sustainability. As with any older infrastructures, there is always a chance to have cracks or issues with leaks, sewage back-ups/overflows, etc. If you only rehabilitate the sewer system, you’re not sealing the system. Perma-Liner™ Industries offers a multitude of technologies to repair any of the issues mentioned above and more. We also provide technical support, certification/training, turn-key equipment trailers and more to ensure success and increase productivity. Perma-Liner™ Industries is the leading manufacturer and of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials in North America. Our experience in the CIPP industry has allowed us to design, patent and manufacture state of the art technology in order for us to repair structures without excavation. Calling all Charleston residents and installers, Perma-Liner™ Industries has an event for you to attend! Everyone is invited to our LIVE DEMO April 25 – 26 in New Castle, Delaware. Click here to register and find out more. You can expect to have our knowledgeable staff on hand demonstrating to you the latest CIPP technology. We hope to see you...

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New Pipeline and Real-Estate Signal Growth for Myrtle Beach

Apr 10

New Pipeline and Real-Estate Signal Growth for Myrtle Beach

South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach is always a popular tourist attraction but if you’re a resident you may have noticed the recent road closures making it necessary for you to re-route your normal driving routine. The city has closed a section of Cannon Road in order to replace an aging sewer pipeline. After many years of use, old galvanized pipes need to be replaced with newer, reinforced pipes with heightened technology. For nearly 20 years, Perma-Liner Industries has offered a well-proven method of relining old, deteriorating pipelines. It’s the trenchless option and the most durable option. It saves time and money, as well as the inconveniences associated with the older way of rehabilitating the water systems. The curing time to set the pipeline is completed within hours and that means less disruption to your daily schedule. Along with the newer ways of pipelining that are available to the city, as well as other cities throughout the state, the population of visitors and residents with each passing year grows in leaps and bounds. This generates the need for the construction of new homes. In fact, Myrtle Beach remains on the list of cities that has seen rapid growth for many consecutive years. As Myrtle Beach continues to rank as South Carolina’s fastest-growing area and one of the nation’s fastest, the quality of life also has its undeniable magnetism. With the beaches, amusements and numerous attractions, there is something for everyone. But the cost of living is also a draw for many people as it is below the national average. For first time home buyers, it is a good time to invest. If you are currently looking for a new home, data suggests an area of high demand is soon to be near Highway 90. The new developments with homes of significant size, near 60 miles of coastline, remains a deciding factor for those who are in the market for a new home. The median listing price for a Myrtle Beach home is currently $194,000, comparably less than many other nearby South Carolina...

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No Small Task for S.C. Cities Pipeline Expansion

Jan 24

No Small Task for S.C. Cities Pipeline Expansion

Residential neighborhoods in and nearby Charleston are in need of a reconditioned pipeline system. Due to natural causes such as fallen trees, roots, or simply the unavoidable signs of an aging system, cracks and breaks in the existing line have necessitated an overhaul. The Hickory Hollow project, which will replace nearly all of the existing sewer lines that run from Stone Road in South Hills, down the mountain along Ferry Branch creek, and end at the pump station near the Kanawha River. The Hickory Hollow project will install 6,400 feet of new pipe, ranging from 10 to 18 inches in diameter. Another 2,300 feet of specialized pipeline will be installed in areas where the existing pipe is intact. Fifty new manhole structures will be included.  When traveling in the area, you’ll notice ongoing construction near the Oakwood Road exit of US 119.  While several additional improvements have also been recommended for the area, the city is in the process of determining which improvements will be next in line. All told, the upgrades will include water and sewer service, drainage and detention upgrades, along with enhancements to nature trails and nearby parks. Bigger and better continues…The city of Greenville has been in the midst of the well-known, and roughly one-mile long sewer tunnel project. The tunnel is one of a kind as it is being built well underground-100 feet below. Downtown Greenville is preparing for the launch, which is anticipated to take place this year. The project known as Dig Greenville is a vast wastewater delivery system project that will, upon completion, stretch from Hudson Street to Cleveland Park. The designing phase is nearing its conclusion, allowing construction to begin later this year. The construction areas will be a staged near Cleveland Park and the Greenville Zoo.  The city advises that the major project will most likely be ongoing for the next few years. Public meetings will be planned in the near future to update residents on the progress and timeline of the new...

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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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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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