Savannah completes drain project

With the rainy season here, the $2.4 million drainage project on Bolton Street has been completed. The project took a little more than a month to complete and utilized funding from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The project is quite a milestone as Savannah used new technology to help with the drainage in the area. The 102-inch diameter line that was installed more than 150 years ago was lined using the cured-in-place-pipe method. This was a structural repair. If the line deteriorates, the CIPP line will stay in place and has a lifespan of at least 50 years. The CIPP method will stabilize the structure and improve drainage flow by providing a smooth passageway, while also allowing the

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Perma-Liner™ Certified Installer Highlight

Located in Chamblee, Georgia and founded in 1985, the Zurns took steps to follow Ted and Wendy’s long-term goal of starting their own Atlanta plumbing business. Zurn Plumbing Service opened with a single truck and working out of their home office. After more than 30 years, the business has grown to more than 20, hard-working employees including the Zurn’s children Matt and Lisa. Recently, the company received a call from a homeowner about a blockage in their sewer line. There was a 4 inch to 6 inch transition just outside the home. The crew ran a snake and unclogged the line, then inspected with a camera and found roots at every joint in the 6 inch terracotta pipe. Since the homeowner

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Emergency Repairs to Atlanta, DeKalb County Pipes

Emergency Repairs to Atlanta, DeKalb County Pipes

Recently, crews had to replace 300 feet of aging 30-inch-diameter concrete sewer pipe, which was deemed a public safety hazard. The repairs began on Jan. 22 and cost approximately $700,000. These repairs are an effort to comply with the county’s consent decree with the Environmental Protection Agency and Environmental Protection Division. According to the decree, DeKalb must take measures to reduce the number of sanitary sewer spills in the county. The deadline for implementing changes under the consent decree is June 2020. Approximately one-third of the county’s total sewer pipes have been assessed. The pipes in the worst condition were given a ranking and a recommendation for replacement while pipes in good condition would need to be reassessed in 10

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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, Cali. facility located at 1910 E. Wright Cir. Throughout the multi-day event, company professionals will provide information about Perma-Liner and

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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 provides the corrosion resistance, durability and toughness that is required within the CIPP industry. When it comes to certain specific

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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 has no boundaries and is very good at sometimes ignoring the municipal boundaries it does have. So what does this

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City Awarded Environment Impact Bond

The city of Atlanta recently became the first municipality in the country to be awarded a publicly-offered Environmental Impact Bond (EIB) for green infrastructure projects. The bond will help support eight infrastructure projects within the area. These eight projects were developed to help improve the waste and stormwater management and reduce the strain on the current infrastructure and sewer system. An EIB is an innovative financing tool that uses a Pay for Success (PFS) approach to provide up-front capital for environmental programs, either to pilot a new approach whose performance is viewed as uncertain or to scale up a solution that has been tested on a small scale. In its most basic form, private investors participating in a PFS model

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Atlanta’s Smart Choice for Sewer Rehabilitation and Pipelining

Cities in Georgia, including Atlanta and surrounding suburbs, are working toward a better future for the underground sewer system. Currently, there are many state-of-the-art developments in wastewater treatments, storm water and collection systems. Atlanta is working to alleviate the millions of gallons of storm water which has pervaded the system. Because of this, the best method of rehabilitation is the Cured-in-Place Pipelining (CIPP) method of relining the water systems. Several upcoming sewer projects were designed with efficiency, as well as time management, in mind. Damaged and under-performing pipelines are also a consideration for DeKalb County. A major rehabilitation project is underway in order to restore gravity sewer line capacity. Sewer mains will be cleaned at 19 vital locations around the

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Atlanta Inspects Pipelines to Inhibit Tree Roots in Sewer System

The city of Atlanta has been dealing with tree roots, as have other cities within the area. Roots can build up inside the sewer system and cause clogs and problematic backups. These clogs can interfere with the daily use of your fixtures. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this nuisance. Take note of any trees growing within 30 feet of your main sewer line and get a professional inspection every few years. Additionally, leave at least 10 feet between any new trees and shrubs planted near your home’s mainline. Trees are relatively low maintenance as their requirements are few- soil, water, sunlight. They provide an abundance of benefits which include purifying the air, lowering your energy bills with their shade,

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DeKalb County’s Sewer Overflow and Smoke Testing Advisory

DeKalb County recently completed 400 miles of sewer pipe smoke testing and identified public and private lines in need of repair. The smoke testing of sewer lines is one type of required assessment outlined in the federal Consent mandate which was imposed over five years ago. The smoke testing consists of a nontoxic smoke which is inserted in a section of residential sewer pipeline. If smoke escapes through the ground, it indicates a leak in the sewer pipe. In addition, the test also detects possible breaks in homeowner’s sewer laterals, stormwater tie-ins, and any other possible outcome that allows either stormwater to get into the system, or wastewater to leak out of the system. The rehabilitation and repair of public

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