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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green-infrastructure

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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pipelining

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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sewer

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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events

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 expect to see our live demonstrations in the comfortable outdoor setting of the Wisconsin State Fair Park. This Wastewater Equipment

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Fulton County Establishes Sewer Line Warranty

Cities in and around Atlanta are getting with the program. The sewer and water line warranty program. Fulton County is now offering homeowners various options for coverage to sewer lines that can potentially leak and become problematic.  It is almost always unexpected and never timely when the sewer backs up or the water line bursts. And much of the time the homeowner is responsible; making it a costly mishap when paying out of pocket. The average water leak in Fulton County costs approximately $1,500 to repair. A sewer line leak averages around $3,500.  In a recent study, it was estimated that 70 percent of all calls to the county about sewer and water-related issues have been determined to be the

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sewer

Emory University’s Clever Alternative for Water Treatment

Atlanta’s Emory University is a private institution that was founded in 1836. The University has ranked in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges and National Universities.  The University is committed to sustainable living on campus. Researching water treatment and supply has become a well-established initiative within classrooms.  The University has used experimentation to reevaluate the water treatment process. The main goal is to reclaim wastewater through an ecological treatment processes, mainly hydroponics.  It’s called the WaterHub, a compact facility that uses bacteria on plant roots to clean wastewater. It reduces potable water demand on campus by approximately 35 percent and could help build discernment regarding reclamation. The school also receives sewer credits as much of its water is diverted from

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Atlanta’s Memorial Park and Flooding Prevention

Flooding and sewer overflows have been an ongoing problem for Atlanta’s Memorial Park for decades. City watershed management officials are now planning to spend about $400,000 over the next three to nine months to raise five manholes on a sewer line, through the park, by approximately 2 feet in order to keep water from flowing into the sewer line and causing further damage.  Additionally, plans will be expedited on more than $30 million in other repairs, including the rehabilitation of a 90-inch pipe installed in 1910 that runs beneath the park. Recently, flooding on Peachtree Creek sent sewage flowing into the playground and other areas of Atlanta’s Memorial Park located in Buckhead, leaving nearby residents in a state of concern. 

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development

Union City’s Stable Infrastructure and Development

Union City is one of the most influential sub-markets in the southern region of the Metro-Atlanta area. There is an abundance of rich history in Union City that is illustrated through more than one hundred pictures and information found in a book- A Pictorial History: Celebrating 100 Years. The City works diligently to enhance job growth and to promote business stability. Only 10 miles from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the community is the perfect place for new and existing businesses. With an array of services and retail uses, our businesses continue to thrive. An effort to maintain economic development is an important part of strengthening the communities by creating and retaining jobs. Union City also supplies residential, commercial, and

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