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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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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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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