Tennessee’s River City has a lot to Offer, Sans Sewer Overflows

Jun 27

Tennessee’s River City has a lot to Offer, Sans Sewer Overflows

The city of Chattanooga is full of historical sites, museums, and exhibits, as well as parks that have a persuasion all their own. The mountainous terrain full of trees and the undulating rivers and trails are a delight to many. But there’s something else. Chattanooga is currently on a venture to improve the city’s sewer system. In the recent months, a rehabilitation project began to take form, leaving residents assured of the overflow prevention they have been expecting. The effort will consist of the installation of a seven and a half million gallon storage tank. The city is also aiming to preserve the historic land while improving upon green space and initiatives for the environment. Along with a renewed commitment to stop overflows of raw sewage into the Tennessee River, the blueprint for the multimillion-dollar storage facility includes a new pumping station, millions of gallons of storage and site upgrades- for maximum storage, along with additional enhancements. Decidedly, the most affected area for troublesome overflows has stemmed from the sewer lines surrounding and running through the Hamm Road properties. Future plans: A Riverwalk expansion to Moccasin Bend National Park with additional signage and street improvements. Existing trails in the area will be also be revitalized. Interesting fact: The city of Memphis has the lowest average monthly sewer bill at approximately $12.72. Memphis, Perma-Liner Industries would like to invite you to our exciting summer event! If you missed our Open House this month in California, no worries! Come to our Delaware Open House next month! Stay tuned for all of the details. It’s taking place from July 18th-20th. We want to see you there, and as always, we’ll have our experienced crew demonstrating equipment and all the latest in CIPP. Make a plan to attend and see you then! Contact us here for more...

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Memphis: Introducing Lining and Coating Solutions LLC

Feb 23

Memphis:  Introducing Lining and Coating Solutions LLC

As cities throughout the state grow and improve their existing infrastructures, sewer maintenance is of the utmost importance. McMinn County and its municipalities are members of the Three-Star Economic & Community Development Program, which is creating an opportunity for the city to rehabilitate their sewer systems in neighborhoods that have experienced inflow and infiltration problems for many years. This is primarily caused by undersized sewer lines and stormwater runoff; installed when the system was first built. But we’ve got a solution! Perma-liner Industries has good news for your city and cities across the state. We have teamed up with a stellar company that can assist you in having the best functioning pipelining system for your home or business. Lining and Coating Solutions LLC uses state-of-the-art technology and equipment to repair, line, and coat sewer pipelines using a reliable and efficient process. And what’s even better- it is the least invasive method available. With the ability to line hundreds of linear feet of small diameter pipe, Lining & Coating Solutions, LLC can quickly repair your underground pipes with minimal disruption to your business and property. As one of our Certified Installers, you can be sure you are getting the best in the Trenchless Pipelining Industry.   Interesting fact: Memphis, did you know? While flood insurance isn’t federally required, there are more than 80 private insurance companies that offer flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners. In order to qualify for flood insurance, the home or business must be in a community that has joined and agreed to enforce sound floodplain management standards. Typically, residents outside of mapped high-risk flood areas file more than 20 percent of all National Flood Insurance Program claims, and receive one-third of Federal disaster assistance for...

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Memphis Offers Grants for Public Infrastructure Enhancements

Dec 13

Memphis Offers Grants for Public Infrastructure Enhancements

The city of Memphis is currently supporting a multi-million dollar investment in public infrastructure, most recently involving St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The state will use the funding to improve the public infrastructure surrounding the St. Jude campus in downtown Memphis. The initiative is also intended to spur economic growth, leading to more jobs for the residents of the city. The infrastructure investments will benefit not only St. Jude, but all of the surrounding areas. The expansion project is expected to be advantageous to clinical care and research programs and will be part of a six-year strategic plan. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened more than 50 years ago and treats patients from all 50 states and around the world. The enhancements are being funded through the Fast Track Infrastructure Development Program (FIDP). This program assists in the funding of local governments in providing public infrastructure to support new or expanding industry. There are several organizations that qualify for such grants, including water systems, wastewater systems, and site improvement, as well as other public infrastructure improvements required to support economic growth. Grants are typically limited up to a maximum of $750,000 with amounts determined for individual projects. To date, the expansion projects include over a billion in both new capital investment and additional operational expenditure over the life of the six-year plan. This total is designated for use in additional strategic investment specifically for Memphis. Fun Fact: Memphis has several parks- Mudd Island being arguably the most unique of the city’s parks. It’s located on a 50-acre island in the Mississippi River. The park is open seasonally and will re-open in April. When you go be sure to visit the Riverwalk where you’ll find concrete sections which were installed and positioned to allow the water to flow from north to...

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Full Steam Ahead! Check Out Perma-Liner Industries 2016 Events Line Up!!

Aug 18

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 Fair will have an assortment of commercial, industrial and municipal gear to become familiarized with and you’ll be intrigued to learn about the many systems used for sewer cleaning and rehabilitations. Interesting fact: did you know the Milwaukee Mile is a one-mile long oval race track located at Wisconsin State Fair Park? It’s the oldest operating motor speedway in the world. Next up! WEFTEC. Folks, this is the super bowl of trade shows. Not to be missed, and acclaimed as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world. Also known for the most comprehensive show floor, this conference provides an unparalleled bird’s- eye view to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field. This is an event that will give you the chance to network with associates in the industry or just learn much more about the field of technology and water quality, treatments, equipment, and services. We’ll have our representatives there to answer questions, perform live demonstrations and provide resources to further your knowledge of the trenchless pipelining industry. Here’s the info to mark your calendars: The 89th Technical Exhibition and Conference is being held on Sept. 24- 28th at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Interesting fact: The Convention Center has 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space and is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation. Stay tuned… we’ll have more information (on even more events) on deck, coming up soon! Looking forward to see you...

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Tennessee’s Loan Program Enables Chattanooga Sewer Restoration

Jul 11

Tennessee’s Loan Program Enables Chattanooga Sewer Restoration

The city of Chattanooga has recently been granted awarded a $42.5 million low-interest loan from the state for local wastewater infrastructure improvements. This is the largest amount approved, which includes more than $60 million in loans, to five community and wastewater authorities. The loan for Chattanooga is expressly for maintaining its water and wastewater treatment plant by way of improvements, as well as, a collection system rehabilitation project. Chattanooga is spending an estimated $250 million to rehabilitate an aging sewer system that- during heavy rains- can send hundreds of thousands of raw waste flooding into the Tennessee River water. Tennessee’s 20-year wastewater loan carries a 1.29 percent interest rate. The State Revolving Fund Loan Program provides loans that help communities, utility districts, and water and wastewater authorities finance projects that protect Tennessee’s ground and surface waters and public health. Loans are used to finance the planning, design and construction of water and wastewater facilities. The loans are channeled through two separate programs: Tennessee’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program (CWSRF) and the state’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program (DWSRF). Over the span of nearly 30 years, Tennessee’s CWSRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion in low-interest loans. The loans and principal forgiveness help fulfill infrastructure needs that will help communities foster economic development, keeping the city moving forward. Additionally, the Environmental Protection Agency provides grants to fund the program. Repayments are returned to the program and are used to fund future loans. Interest rates are often less than local governments can find on the private market with some interest charges at zero percent. Coming soon: Perma-Liner Industries is busy making plans for you. We’re planning a “Trenchless Tour” on July 27th in Waterbury, Connecticut. Please Click Here to Register! Or call 1-866-336-2568. See you...

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Memphis Sustains Recent Sewer Spills- In the Midst of Repairs

Jun 23

Memphis Sustains Recent Sewer Spills- In the Midst of Repairs

The city of Memphis continues the repair of the sewer line rupture that dumped at least 350 million gallons of raw sewage into McKellar Lake this spring. The repair began with a 96-inch-diameter line that gave way just months ago. While McKellar Lake has reopened as of last month, repairs to the faulty line are ongoing. The process will include the construction and operation of a temporary bypass route and conducting cleanup activities. The project will take several months to complete and will be funded through the city’s sewer fund; which gets revenues through customers’ fees. The pipeline, which carried wastewater, failed after heavy rains gradually wore away at the soil beneath it. The rupture discharged up to 50 million gallons of sewage a day into Cypress Creek. The creek is located in Southwest Memphis and empties into the Mississippi River. The recent sewage spill was the largest of three reported by the city in a three-week period.  An additional leak was also discovered in an area nearby when crews found that part of a 42-inch pipe in the area had collapsed into the Loosahatchie River, after the bank in which it was buried caved into the river. The 60-inch line will also require long-term repairs. Interesting fact: Memphis and communities across Tennessee will begin using smart meters and benefiting from efficient utility service which will create enhanced payment options and increased customer savings. Customers will benefit by having access to more data regarding energy consumption, and resources to help better manage usage. Memphis Light Gas & Water is the largest three-service public utility in the United States, with more than 1 million utility meters. Coming soon: Perma-Liner Industries is busy making plans for you. We’re planning a Trenchless Tour on July 27th in the New England area. We’ll be posting more information on this spectacular event…stay tuned!  Click Here to...

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Plumbing Guidelines in Memphis: Your Best Defense

May 18

Plumbing Guidelines in Memphis: Your Best Defense

When looking for a plumber in Memphis, it’s important to know that there are guidelines to be followed by the International Plumbing Code (IPC). The IPC sets minimum regulations for plumbing systems using both prescriptive and performance-related provisions covering topics such as backflow prevention, fixtures & fittings, water supply and distribution piping, storm drainage and non-potable water systems (rainwater, gray water, reclaimed water) and more. No matter how small the job, it’s a good idea to know the right questions to ask to ensure the best, most professional service.  In some cases, homeowners can incur fines for having faulty plumbing installed, and selling a house with plumbing that doesn’t stand up to code will cause major issues. Are you insured? Your plumber must have insurance to cover the cost of any direct or ancillary damages that may occur while repairs are being made. Critically, this insurance must also cover potential injuries while working on your home so you are clear of all responsibility. Another question might be how do you diagnose the problem? Some repairs are easy to diagnose with a quick visual inspection or even over the phone. For less obvious problems they will need skill and proper tools to get to the root of the issue. Do they have pipe inspection cameras that allow them to peer into pipes for a speedy diagnosis? Do they have a checklist to diagnose all potential problems? Starting work without a full picture of the problem can lead to more costs down the road. If a pipeline breaks, is leaking or clogged, a homeowner’s best defense will be to use local, licensed contractors who are familiar with City codes and can ensure a timely resolution to the issue. Perma-Liner Industries will always refer you to the most reputable, certified and highly qualified plumber right where you live. Don’t hesitate to call us so we can offer you our best! 1-866-336-2568 or go online to...

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