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 trenchless pipelining 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 (CIPP) 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

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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 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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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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DeKalb County’s Sewer Geography Information System

DeKalb County is in the process of implementing an infrastructure mapping system for the sewer system.   In accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency, the City is upgrading its underground infrastructure in an effort to reduce sanitary sewer overflows.  In doing this, the need to fully assess the condition of the pipeline is necessary.  The County has consistently worked to improve its sewer mapping capabilities.  Currently, the sewer system mapping and inventory survey project is being completed by County contractors. The project terms include information regarding mapping, inventory, and recording of geographical location of all public and private sanitary sewer manholes (by identifying numbers), public and private sewer mains, force mains and air valves, service line cleanouts, and lift stations

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Hiram’s Sewer Enhancements

The downtown area of Hiram has been busy with sewer construction. The City is in the process of installing an enhancement to the sewer system and lift station. The upgrade is expected to be completed at the end of November. The primary roadway affected is Main Street from Arnold Lane to the northeast and Hwy 92 to the southwest. This project will also continue through South Forty subdivision along South Forty Pass east and west. There has been and will continue to be intermittent road closures and delays as the sewer and water lines are being installed. Interesting fact: The Eastern Continental Divide, a continental divide in the U.S. that separates the Gulf of Mexico drainage from the watersheds that

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Temporary Sewer Pipe Causes Road Blockage

The residents living near Nancy Creek and Ridgewood roads have had to drive around a temporary sewer line which was blocking the intersection. An above ground sewer pipe that emptied into a manhole has been the talk of the town for nearly four months. Residents felt as though they were in harm’s way as cars at this busy intersection were a constant source of concern while driving around the pipe in the road. Good new residents! A potentially dangerous situation has been removed as the repairs to the broken pipe have been made and the City has resolved the problem. It’s true that Atlanta has an older underground infrastructure that requires maintenance from time to time. But not to worry,

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