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: Flooding Induced Sewer Spill

Apr 12

Memphis: Flooding Induced Sewer Spill

Rain and flooding have been significantly impacting the Memphis-area. The city has been working to make sure storm water drains are clear of debris and surrounding areas are safe.  The severe storms, of late, have also been the cause of reported potholes, further impacting road conditions. Additionally, crews have focused their attention on repairs to a sewage line rupture which is the cause of untreated wastewater in the Mississippi River tributary.  There is currently no health advisory attached to the spill. However, it is thought to be a threat to wildlife and anyone who touches the water or eats fish from it.  A bypass around the damaged section of line has been put in place. The leak in the 96-inch sewer line began when ground under the pipe gave way because of heavy rain. In addition to monitoring the situation, federal environmental officials informed regions downstream about the spill. The quality of the sewer system is being examined in greater detail to ensure stability and prevent future hazards. The city has agreed to make improvements to its sewer systems to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage, with an estimated cost of approximately $250 million. In other nearby cities, flood waters and drainage control problems have been an equal concern, prompting residents to look up FEMA floodplain maps to see their home’s location and where it lands. Save the Dates: Perma-Liner Industries has a lineup of events for you to attend!  All are invited to come to one, or if you’re adventurous, all of our LIVE DEMOS coming up in April and May. You can go to www.perma-liner.com to register and find out more but first…here are the dates and locations to save: We’ll be in Seattle April 27th, Chicago May 4th and Philadelphia May 18th. You can expect to have our knowledgeable staff showing you the latest CIPP technology. We want to see you...

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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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Methods Used For Sewer Lateral Inspection

Sep 23

Methods Used For Sewer Lateral Inspection

There are various methods adopted by cities to maintain and inspect sewer laterals.  There must be careful assessments and recordkeeping to determine the necessity of rehabilitating and repairing a sewer line.  If infiltration is a significant issue within your system, it is almost guaranteed that private laterals are a part of the problem. An issue for most municipalities when considering development of a lateral rehabilitation program is whether the cost and effort of the program can be justified by the potential public benefit (e.g., reduced treatment costs, reclaiming capacity, and avoiding sewage overflows). There are numerous examples of municipalities that have implemented an infiltration reduction program and many of them have included private laterals.  There are standard means of detection for problematic areas of the sewer structure, as well as alternative means of discovery.  The differing techniques for detection include: building inspections that will identify uncapped cleanouts.  Smoke testing, which will uncover defective service laterals.  Dye water flooding is an alternate means of discovering faulty pipes and pressure testing will identify both passive and active leaks.  Laterals may also be rehabilitated at the same time as mainline segments, as was done in Nashville. Perma-liner has some good news!!  We are introducing a zero down, no payments for 90 days on our state of the art 22 foot Perma-Main Turn Key Trailer.  We also include training for this trailer system.  This is our Top Gun system that can rehabilitate 6”-10” diameter pipelines.  There are many other points to consider when using this this powerhouse for installation purposes.  A project that is consists of three installations each approximately 500 ft. can be completed in 3 days versus the 9 day time frame for a conventional dig.  To find out more about this package deal, call us or go online to...

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Turtle Park Sewer Detail

Aug 12

Turtle Park Sewer Detail

Residents of Oak Ridge, the task of rehabilitating your sewer is in full swing this month. The City has been working to make the needed repairs to many areas of Turtle Park. This has been an ongoing project, which includes a long list of homes that are included in these enhancements to the sewer system. The scope of this renovation will be vast and encompasses pipelines within yards, roadways and City easements. Homeowners can expect the completion of construction to be next month. Some of the repairs being made involve 34 point repairs of existing gravity sewers, installation of 20 new manhole frames and covers and rehabilitation of 1,200 vertical feet of existing sanitary sewer manholes, to name a few. It is recommended to use precautions when travelling in and around Turtle Park. This work was first initiated by the EPA as a remediation plan, based on the coordination of analysis on sanitary sewer overflows. The deadline to meet the mandates set forth by the EPA is at the end of September. Perma-Liner Industries is pleased to offer you our best products for your underground infrastructure. We specialize in trenchless, Cured in Place Pipeline rehabilitation that keeps you’re landscaping intact. We are here to help. Call us or go online to www.perma-liner.com to find out more.   Memphis, SAVE THE DATE!! Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this! On September 15th-17th 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 Clearwater, FL. 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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