Myrtle Beach Streets on Standby after Massive Sewage Spill

Jul 02

Myrtle Beach Streets on Standby after Massive Sewage Spill

More than 100,000 gallons of sewage recently spilled along a major street in Myrtle Beach. This brings up the question: is it time to replace the aging pipes? Almost half of the sewer pipes in Myrtle Beach are between 30 to 40 years old. The one that broke and caused the most recent spill – 40 years old. The pipe that broke had been worn down from age and corrosive gases. The specific day of the spill, more sewage was flowing through the pipe, leading to the break. The city’s public works department inspect all pipes using a camera to see if any repairs are needed. It also shows them when pipes need to be replaced. In this case, the thinning walls of the pipe were not caught. While 40 years old is old for a pipe, it’s not the oldest in the city. More than half of the pipes are more than 50 years old. The aging pipes are made of cast iron, reinforced cement, ductile iron, or PVC – all of which have a different lifespan but are not guaranteed their life expectancy. So, how can Myrtle Beach maintain the aging pipes and prevent future spills? City officials are currently renovating several sewer pump stations with renovations costing nearly $3.3 million. The city has also proposed spending $995,000 on sewer projects. Sewer pipe maintenance, relining, and replacements are all important for the city to continue in order to avoid another sewage spill because of their aging pipes. Calling all South Carolina residents and installers, Perma-Liner™ Industries, LLC. has an event for you to attend! Everyone is invited to our LIVE DEMO July 18 – 19 in Anaheim, California. 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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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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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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