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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Broken Sewer Line Advisories for Memphis

Apr 26

Broken Sewer Line Advisories for Memphis

The city of Memphis has had unfortunate instances of sewer overflows this month.  This week there were reports of another overspill occurrence which discharged approximately 1 million gallons/a day of wastewater into the Mississippi River tributary.  Workers contained the area and made emergency repairs to prevent further leakage. Although water quality testing is being performed to ensure safety, the city advises caution and avoidance of the Loosahatchie, the river that flows into the Mississippi. The break in the 42-inch sewer line occurred when nearby soil eroded and gave way due to heavy rains. The pipe was inspected several months ago without incident. Last month, another collapse occurred involving a 96-inch pipeline, which resulted in 50 million gallons of sewage per day into Cypress Creek and adjoining McKellar Lake. Similarly, these waterways also flow into the Mississippi River. The soil erosion and embankment failure are largely attributed to the record amounts of rainfall that the city sustained in March, also accounting for the most recent overflow. The city inspects sewer lines twice a year but due to the recent line breaks, the city is planning a more extensive examination of the lines in order to identify a need to address additional drawbacks. The city has 3,200 miles of underground sewer pipes and recently put into effect mandated improvements to the sewer system. Due to years of disrepair, Memphis is in the process of implementing a sure-fire approach to handling the dilemma of overflows. The cost of this rehabilitation will be approximately $250...

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Nashville’s Winter Bird Banding at Warner Park

Dec 21

Nashville’s Winter Bird Banding at Warner Park

Warner Park Nature Center and Warner Parks in Nashville are ideal sites to view many species of wildlife.   Perching birds or ‘sparrow shaped’ birds and many other Neotropical migrants may be seen or heard in early spring and fall. Perching birds make up the largest order of birds in the world.  More than 3,000 species of birds make their home in the Neotropical Zone. This represents about one-third of the bird species in the world. Each spring, more than 150 species of Neotropical birds leave their Central and South American homes to make their way to North America to nest and rear their young.  Your back porch is a wonderful spot to observe hundreds of hummingbirds during fall migration. Something else to look forward to coming up in early January is the Winter Bird banding Program at Warner Park. The banders are ready for the cold weather! Winter bird banding focuses on catching and recording data about the winter resident bird populations.  Warner Park also participates in geocaching. Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game! Players try to locate hidden containers, called ‘geocaches’, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. Interesting facts: A nestling (a baby bird that is featherless or incompletely feathered), if fallen from a nest, may be returned to the nest. Birds have a poor sense of smell. If humans touch a baby bird or nest it does not cause the parents to abandon the birds. After a fledgling (a fully feathered young bird) leaves the nest it may live on the ground for up to two weeks. During this time the parents still provide food and protection. Memphis, Perma-liner Industries has you covered! Go online to www.perma-liner.com to explore all we have to offer you in the trenchless, Cured in Place Pipeline industry. Or call us:...

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Blocked Storm Drain Creates Overflow in Holly Springs

Sep 14

Blocked Storm Drain Creates Overflow in Holly Springs

In Holly Springs there are areas that have experienced flooding due to the heavy rain.  One such area in particular is a residential area on Craft St.  crews have been investigating three storm pipes in a resident’s yard as a possible problem, in addition to, a clay pipe drain.  The workers are in the process of investigating small sinkholes that appear to be caused by collapsing joints of the pipeline. There is also concern regarding a tree that is blocking the drain in a resident’s driveway and is suspected to have roots sunk into the pipe. After a heavy rainfall, workers will analyze the pipe to determine where and which pipes have sustained blockages. Fun fact:Tennessee aquarium is home to the largest freshwater aquarium in the entire world, with over 7,000 animals housed in the entire complex. Memphis, SAVE THE DATE!! Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this!  On September 23rd Perma-Liner Industries is hosting a very special event and we’d love to see you!!  We’re having our Open House at our facility in Plainfield, Illinois and it’s sure to be a great time.  We’ll have our excellent staff here to answer all of your questions about Cured-in-Place Pipeline products and our state of the art trenchless technology.  Come out and see live demonstrations, share friendly conversations and gain information.  Meals will be provided.  Please register at no cost: info@perma-liner.com or 1-866-336-2568. Click Here to...

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Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

Jul 17

Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

Many of us are experiencing a rainy season now that summer is in full swing.  Along with the sunny delights and fanfare this time of year brings, there is also a need to think about the proper functioning of our drainage systems where we live.  It is important to know to what extent a drainage issue is prevalent.  In order to do this, a qualified fully licensed professional is needed for drain pipe cleaning. This will also maximize your awareness of the health of the pipelines in your home.  Here are a few suggestions when seeking the help of an expert: 1. Get referrals from people you know.  Word of mouth advertising speaks volumes on the overall satisfaction of previous jobs. 2. Check for a license to operate within your state. 3. Do a search for reviews and feedback online.  This will help you in finding your best options. 4. Ask for references. In making your decision, keep in mind Perma-Liner Industries can help.  We are simply a call away to help you find a top of the line, highly skilled plumber wherever you reside.  We will put you in touch with the right professional.  Call us at 1-866-336-2568 or go online to www.perma-liner.com. Save the Date! Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this!  On August 19th Perma-Liner Industries is hosting a very special event and we’d love to see you!!  We’re having our Open House at our facility in Orange, CA. and it’s sure to be a great time.  We’ll have our excellent staff here to answer all of your questions about Cured-in-Place Pipeline products and our state of the art trenchless technology.  Come out and see live demonstrations, share friendly conversations and gain information.  Meals will be provided.  Please register at no cost: info@perma-liner.com or...

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Memphis is Smoking

Jul 09

Memphis is Smoking

Residents of Memphis, you may have already received a note on your door.  The city has been conducting the ‘smoke’ tests required by the EPA to locate leaky sewer pipes and to access the entire structure of the sanitary sewer system.  The idea is to locate and repair faulty pipes. This is necessary every10 years to ensure the underground infrastructure is working at its best capacity.  According to the plan, the smoke is not hazardous to your health and residents should not be worried as it poses no harm. It consists of LiquiSmoke.  However, the City says if you see smoke coming up from the ground, you’ve got a leaky pipe that needs repair. The one commonality workers are finding in the pipes, during these tests is in a word…grease.  A friendly reminder not to pour grease of any kind down the sink.  It’s best to dispose of it in a can, after it’s cooled just put it in the trash.  There can be significant improvements to the life of the underground sewer pipelines if proper disposal measures are taken Citywide. Memphis is full of historic sites and landmarks. Among these well-known areas sits Germantown.  This neighborhood is filled with beautiful, Victorian style buildings. It is Nashville’s first subdivision and was placed on the National register of historic places in 1979.  Thanks to the dedication of our residents this town was preserved and is now a vibrant and flourishing neighborhood.  Here at Perma-liner Industries we are invested in keeping historic residential areas operating to the best of our abilities with our trenchless pipelining system.  We offer state of the art Cured in Place rehabilitation all while protecting the landscaping of your home.  Call us or go online to www.perma-liner.com   SAVE THE DATE!! Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this!  On July 28th-30th Perma-Liner Industries is hosting a very special event and we’d love to see you!!  We’re having our Open House in the Tampa Bay area and it’s sure to be a great time.  We’ll have our excellent staff here to answer all of your questions about Cured-in-Place Pipeline products and our state of the art trenchless technology.  Come out and see live demonstrations, share...

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