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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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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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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 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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The Backstory of Sacramento’s Arcade Creek

Arcade Creek has the largest drainage basin of all the local streams. It is 16.2 miles long and its basin area is about 19,000 acres or 29.7 square miles. It flows from Orangevale, northeast of Greenback Lane and Kenneth Avenue to the Sacramento River via the Natomas East Main Drainage Canal. The creek is still partially bordered with blue interior and valley oaks. There are scattered places with Fremont Cottonwood, small willows and Oregon Ash. Because of the natural and open spaces, native vegetation continues in some areas, providing habitat for wildlife. Once this habitat was abundant; today it is

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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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