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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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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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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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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