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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Sacramento’s Turf Conversion Project for Residents

The city of Sacramento has a rebate program for residents which will begin again in 2016.  The Sacramento County Water Agency (SCWA) is providing rebates to qualifying residents and commercial properties for converting existing turf with approved drought resistant, low to medium water use plants and/or native plants. SCWA residential customers may receive a rebate of $.50/square foot up to a maximum of $1,000 per household. Commercial customers may receive a rebate of $1.50/square foot up to a maximum of $2,500 per property. SCWA will come out to the site and perform the following tasks: Measure the square footage of

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Sacramento’s Study for Grease Control in Sewers

The Sacramento Sewer District recently conducted a survey which was initiated to assist with findings pertaining to the effect grease and oils have on the sewer system. The Study was called the Grease Impact Assessment Project.  The physical condition of the collection system has a significant impact on the amount of grease that accumulates in the sewer.  Obstructions, such as roots, allow the wastewater to slow down, letting the oil accumulate on the pipe wall. The sewer design standards are functional for normal flow volumes, but have low velocities in low flow conditions that contribute to grease accumulation on the sewer

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Sacramento’s Clean Water Project

Construction of the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade, also known as, the EchoWater Project, is expected to cost a total of $2 billion and will take place over eight years. Once completed, the wastewater discharges from the treatment plant will meet new state water quality requirements to reduce discharges of ammonia, nitrates and other pollutants. The existing wastewater plant, which serves about 1.4 million people and currently provides secondary treatment, is one of the largest sources of ammonia and nitrate pollution to the San Francisco Bay Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary. The record $1.6 billion in low interest loans for the

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Sacramento’s Creeks Protection Project

The Sacramento Area Sewer District is a sewer collection utility providing service to more than one million people in the Sacramento region. The current service area includes homes and businesses in unincorporated Sacramento County; the cities of Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, and Elk Grove; and portions of the cities of Folsom and Sacramento. With more than 4,000 miles of sewer pipes and 100 pump stations.  Currently in progress is a Creeks Protection Project which will be a multi-phase effort. Phase I, completed recently, included four sites within the City of Citrus Heights and one within the unincorporated area of Sacramento

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Sacramento Sewer Building Codes for Flat Spots

Sacramento building codes require that all drainage systems have a minimum grade of ¼ inch per foot. This means that for every foot the drainage pipe travels, it drops in grade ¼ inch. A flat spot is a section of drain line that has no grade, up or down. A ‘belly’ in the line means that the line dips down and then back up before it resumes the proper grade downhill. The belly will hold water in the line at all times. Both situations can cause line stoppages. In a newer home, both are caused by improper piping installations. There

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A Sewer Connection for Lincoln and Auburn

The Sewer Main in Auburn is under renovation.  The original plans to do away with this collection site are underway, just a bit later than expected.  The plan is to install a new pump carrying wastewater through a pipeline into the nearby City of Lincoln. Currently, the City is hard at work removing bedrock to pave way for this pipeline connection for Lincoln and Auburn.  Area residents can expect completion of the project by the end of August.  Since June, there have been various cost deviations from the planned budget, with adjustments to the final cost which now totals $77.8

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Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

Many of us are experiencing a rainy season now that summer is in full swing.  Along with the sunny delights and fanfare this time of year brings, there is also a need to think about the proper functioning of our drainage systems where we live.  It is important to know to what extent a drainage issue is prevalent.  In order to do this, a qualified fully licensed professional is needed for drain pipe cleaning. This will also maximize your awareness of the health of the pipelines in your home.  Here are a few suggestions when seeking the help of an

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Sewer and Water 101

Summer is indeed here in all its glory.  We know that means rainfall is here, too.  In fact, in many parts of the Country we have had record setting storms.  Precipitation can heavily contribute to an overloaded sewer system.  As a nation, we have over 700 communities that utilize combined sewer systems.  There are some Cities that have separate sewer systems but this is no small financial investment.  Even so, municipalities have the burden of making sure these systems are functioning. It can pose a health risk and even more financial strain if they are not. There are small contributions

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Sacramento’s Pipeline Pinhole Leaks

It’s true that there are many dimensions to California’s underground infrastructure, in general. But there’s something else to consider, as well, Sacramento. What about homes built prior to the 1960’s? If you have an older home, chances are it was constructed with galvanized pipe. This is essentially steel pipe protected with a layer of Zinc which will eventually corrode the pipe. This can cause a pitting corrosion or pinhole leaks through the pipe which can look like this: This type of corrosion can be difficult to detect as the damage occurs from the inside out, and quickly, at that. This

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Live Demonstrations Coming Soon!

LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS REGISTRATION JUNE 16TH – 18TH JAM PACKED WITH LIVE DEMOS & THE LATEST CIPP TECH. TUESDAY, JUNE 16TH THRU THURSDAY JUNE 18TH Don’t miss this three day event at our corporate facility in sunny Florida! This event will be jam packed with live demonstrations and the latest CIPP technology. Live Demonstrations: Perma-Main™ Continuous Lining Top Gun, Perma-Lateral™ Lining with Steam Cure, Sectional Point Repair, Pull In Place, Reinstatement Cutters and more! Show Specials: Specials will be announced during the event and available only to attendees on June 16th to 18th. Financing: Zero Down, No Payments for 90-days! Get pre-approved before

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