When the Weather is Too Much for the Sewage Plant

When the Weather is Too Much for the Sewage Plant

The northwest part of the United States sees a significant amount of rainfall. With that rainfall can come major flooding or area rivers, lakes, roads, basements, etc. Crescent City, California recently experienced major flooding that wreaked havoc on its sewage treatment plant. The treatment plant was pushing 8 to 10 million gallons of wastewater per day for three days. Due to these overflows, the city had to release less than 5,000 gallons of partially treated sewage into the bay next to the plant. The plant is capable of handling a large rain event, it’s located in the northwest for that

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Perma-Liner™ Certified Installer Highlight: Armstrong Plumbing

Throughout the United States, Perma-Liner has more than 1900 certified installers and four distribution facilities, with more to open in the coming months. One of our certified installers recently completed a project we would like to highlight. Located in Sacramento, California, Armstrong Plumbing has been the Sacramento area’s go-to residential and commercial plumbing resource for the last 50 years. In mid-June, the team at Armstrong Plumbing lined and repaired 90’ of 4” cast iron, root-infested sewer line buried beneath a pool deck. A lateral repair was completed using the Perma-Lateral™ Lining System. If you are looking for information on protecting,

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Cured-In-Place-Pipelining Demonstration Days July 18 – 19

Perma-Liner Industries, LLC. to Hold Live Cured-In-Place-Pipelining Demonstration Days and Educational Sessions Open House will be held in Anaheim, Cali. on July 18 – 19 ANAHEIM, Cali. – With state-of-the-art technology options, it is not necessary to dig up aging or failing pipes to repair them. There is an efficient and cost-effective way to repair these pipes called the Cured-In-Place-Pipe (CIPP) method. Perma-Liner™ Industries, LLC. (“Perma-Liner”), the leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials in North America, is holding an Open House from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on July 18 – 19 at its Anaheim,

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Epoxy vinyl ester resin brings many advantages to CIPP industry

Perma-Liner™ Industries, LLC. (“Perma-Liner”), the leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials in North America, is introducing a new high-performance epoxy vinyl ester resin called Perma-Liner™ Vinyl Ester. The resin is Bisphenol-A Epoxy-based dissolved in styrene and is available now for purchase. “We are excited to introduce our newest resin into our already broad spectrum of products,” said Jerry D’Hulster, president of Perma-Liner Industries, LLC. “The high-performance epoxy vinyl ester resin offers an excellent balance of corrosion and performance properties. It will allow Perma-Liner to expand to new markets with its unique capabilities.” The new resin

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America’s Failing Water Infrastructure: There are Ways We Can Begin to Fix It

There are many variables threatening America’s water from pollution issues and aging infrastructure to raising costs and droughts and rainfall patterns as the climate changes. The U.S. used to be a leader when it came to water infrastructure and management. Now, the U.S. is lagging behind receiving D ratings for dams, drinking water and wastewater. It’s time to start focuses on possible solutions to curb these issues – the U.S. can get A ratings and below are some of the solutions that may get the nation where it needs to be. It starts with creating a national-level governance. Water technically

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Sacramento’s Substantial Sewer Amelioration Agenda

Most often when we think of a Park we imagine trees, playground, picnic area and scenic views. But that image may soon be changed as Sacramento’s McKinley Park is set to launch an extensive sewer project in the near future. The agenda includes a storage tank under the park’s baseball field. With ‘what to do about the problematic flooding incidents?’ being a topic of conversation, the solution seems to have found its way- to a temporary detention basin capable of holding accumulated rain and sewage during heavy storms. The city has a combined sewer system which has had its share

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Sacramento State’s Old College Try to Reduce Stormwater

There are interesting and diverse activities taking place in the city of Sacramento! Along with many popular and cultural exhibits to enjoy city-wide, Sacramento also happens to be home to one of the most acclaimed Universities in California, namely, Sacramento State @California State University. Not only does the campus have an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere, an assortment of beautiful trees and buildings complete with impressive architectural design, the school’s efforts on behalf of sustainability are also to be commended. Many well-planned initiatives in alignment with sustainable causes have been at the heart of what sets this school apart. The campus has

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Sacramento’s Heavy Rain and Unstable Pipeline Cause Sewer Overflow

The city of Sacramento has experienced record rainfall within the last several months. This has led to unfortunate sewer overflow within the Sacramento-area wastewater systems.  The local waterways took the brunt of the complications from the spill.  The waterway which was primarily affected is Hangtown Creek, flowing into the American River. The overflow had environmental ramifications due to contaminants; which were recently found in the creek. The polluted sections of the creeks are rural, and mostly without nearby development. The pipeline running along Hangtown Creek carries sewage from homes and businesses to the city’s treatment plant. The overflow also occurred

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San Francisco’s Sewer System Tours: Up Close and Personal

The City of San Francisco is encouraging its residents to talk about dirty things. Namely, the sewer system. The city is conducting tours of its underground sewer system’s operation and processing. If you would like to see, first hand, just how the sewer system runs, as well as gain insight into the best practices for your home’s pipelining system, you are invited to take the tour that operates up to twice a month. The tours are at no cost and you’ll learn about the fascinating history of the sewer plant, as well as what goes on behind the scenes. If

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Dispose of Medications Safely for Cleaner Water and Sewer Systems

Sacramento, did you know the city has kiosks set up for you to dispose of your unwanted medications?  In an ongoing effort to keep rivers, streams and sewer systems free from hazardous materials, Sacramento has recently initiated a program to assist residents of the city in their proper disposal of medications. There are several pharmaceutical kiosk locations set up conveniently throughout the city to retrieve medications that could potentially harm the waterways. Additionally, recent studies have shown that pharmaceuticals in rivers and streams, if present at high enough concentrations, can harm aquatic wildlife. Also, when flushed down the drain, some

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California Cities Setup Cultivated Use of Water

Many cities throughout California are conscientious of recycling and have been for the long term. But recycling water has now become a magnified topic as the drought persists. Recently researchers at UCLA have addressed the topic of recycled water being collected from sewer systems and then purified. At first glance, it may sound appealing. However it is a resourceful-even novel- idea as this form of water can be used to irrigate places like parks, lawns and golf courses. The subsequent health benefits of this process are not only being observed but commended. A study has analyzed the varying methods that

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Know your Sewer System- Prepare for a Disaster

When a natural disaster occurs, it’s important to know how to protect yourself and your belongings. It’s a good idea to know the basics in order to be safe and prepared.  Be sure to strap down your water heater so it meets safety codes. Consider hiring a professional plumber for this.  In California, when an earthquake strikes you’ll need to identify the location of your home’s water, gas and electric main shutoffs valves and switches.  Remove all flammable liquids from the living areas of your home. Put them in the garage or another outside storage area. To help prevent a

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Sacramento’s Hydrology, Landscaping, and Lateral Loans

Sacramento is full of cultural treasures, museums and parks. It has also experienced significant, sometimes devastating, flooding. With the city being particularly susceptible to sewer damages, overflows and landscaping challenges, a program to assist homeowners is expected to be a cost-effective program for neighborhoods within the city. The Sacramento Area Sewer District’s Upper Lateral Loan Program has saved homeowner’s hundreds of dollars with low-interest loans of up to $15,000. The loan is intended for the repair or replacement of upper laterals, as this can be an expensive process. The loans must be paid back within 5 years and will have

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Full Steam Ahead! Check Out Perma-Liner Industries 2016 Events Line Up!!

Undoubtedly, you are still enjoying the many highlights that this time of year brings, but as the glory days of summer begin to wane, no worries! We’ve got some exciting events scheduled for you and they’re coming up right around the corner. Mark your calendars for these informative trade shows that you won’t want to miss! First up, Perma-Liner Industries is pleased to announce we’ll be in Milwaukee on September 12-13th for the WEQ Fair. This is the place to be to gain a world of knowledge about the trenchless pipelining Industry and the equipment Perma-Liner Industries manufactures. You can

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Sacramento Major Adaptation and Restructuring of Sewer Infrastructures

Sacramento’s Wastewater Treatment Plant has implemented more adept ways to accommodate for the ever-growing population, which concurrently requires growth to the infrastructures. Nearly a dozen sewage treatment plants currently dump wastewater into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Necessary changes are taking place to adhere to better quality management for water issues that affect community’s across the city.  Included in this overhaul will be a modernization to the city’s wastewater plant. At the current plant, wastewater from 1.4 million households in the Sacramento region rotate around in 24 large tanks.  The plant, with its tanks, concrete towers, underground passageways, and miles of

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Sacramento’s Discerning Measures to Reduce Water Waste

As water costs rise and municipalities mandate usage, the multifamily industry is undergoing a natural transformation to become more efficient through new technology, improved operations and better maintenance techniques. Communities across Sacramento are seeking unconventional ways to become more cost savvy as resources become more expensive and limited. The drought has ensued a substantial amount of requirements and proactive recommendations for water use. The Natomas Park community in Sacramento has been conscientious regarding conversation by replacing 13,000 square feet of grassy turf, upgrading 200 sprinklers and nozzles, and installing solar-sync weather stations tied to the sprinklers.  Some of California’s municipalities are even

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Sacramento Assesses Sewer Efficiency and Fees

The city of Sacramento has been conducting financial assessments for several major sewer renovations, which will include a new water meter program.  Homeowners will experience rate changes, with the first taking effect this summer.  In addition to a bill increase, there will be an assistance program in place to help qualifying residents with their payments. The Utility Rate Assistance Program expansion is a plan to help income-eligible Sacramento households save approximately $360 a year on their utility costs.  Rehabilitation projects have fostered the startup of this customer support initiative. The agenda includes the Accelerated Water Meter Program, to be completed

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Sacramento Spares No Expense in Sewer Overhaul

Sacramento is expecting to increase their water and sewer rates this year. The rate increases would take place July 1 of this year and would raise the average residential customer’s bill from $68.15 a month, which calculates to approximately $98.60 by 2019. The higher rates would finance $265.5 million in water projects and $53.5 million in sewer projects by 2020. The city plans to install 42,600 water meters and replace 76 miles of related pipes, and rehab four miles of sewer pipes and 10 pump stations.  The biggest expense will be $230 million to finish installing water meters in 2020.

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El Dorado Hills, Flumes and Canals

The El Dorado South Fork American River consists of 22 miles of canals, flumes, and tunnels ending in the El Dorado Forebay reservoir.  From there, up to 15,080 acre-feet of water is sent to a water treatment plant and the remainder is sent to the El Dorado Powerhouse to generate state-certified green electricity and then returned to the river. Flumes are a vital component of this complex water conveyance system.  The canal and its flumes run through steep and often hard-to reach terrain in areas prone to landslide and fire, as well as tree and rock fall. The canals and

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Mill Valley Takes Precautions for a Winter Storm

The City of Mill Valley is preparing for a winter storm, power outages, and all high tide events. It’s also important that residents make provisions for their property in case of wind and water damage. Having sand bags on hand and readily available for use, in the event they are needed, is advisable. Sand and bags can be purchased at local hardware stores. Have battery-operated radios with fresh batteries ready for updates on storm conditions and power outages. It’s a good idea to have battery-operated flashlights on hand, as well. If your power goes out, unplug or turn off all

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