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 Redevelopment Efforts for Environmental Sustainability

Dec 07

Nashville’s Redevelopment Efforts for Environmental Sustainability

The goal of Nashville’s Green Infrastructure Plan is to design a built environment that remains a functioning part of an ecosystem rather than existing apart from it. This is a relatively new approach to urban stormwater management that strategically integrates stormwater controls throughout the urban landscape. Part of Nashville’s ability to meet the challenge of balancing growth and environmental protection is through incorporating Green Infrastructure into both new and redevelopment efforts. An example of this is the use of tree box filters. Tree box filters are mini filtration areas beneath trees in in-ground containers, typically installed in urban areas. An efficient use of land, the surface appearance of a tree box is a tree or shrub in a tree grate along a curb. The vegetation sits in a concrete box of bio retention media through which street or parking lot runoff is filtered prior to discharge into the storm drain system. A single tree box can store 100-300 gallons of stormwater. Tree box filters are based on bio retention technology, with improvements in performance, reliability, pollutant removal, ease of construction, aesthetics, and maintenance costs. Memphis, Perma-liner Industries has some exciting information that must be shared now as time is of the essence! It’s the Section 179 Deduction. This allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income. It’s an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses to buy equipment and invest in themselves. Still reading this?? Give us a call so we can offer you our very best products and services now.  1-866-336-2568/ www.perma-liner.com. Section 179 is one of the few incentives included in any of the recent Stimulus Bills that actually helps small...

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Rehabilitating the Memphis Sewer System, Proactively

Oct 02

Rehabilitating the Memphis Sewer System, Proactively

Memphis has entered into a consent decree that requires assessments of the sewer system.  The City is doing all it needs to do in order to clean up the sanitary sewers in neighborhoods.  The outline for the overhaul is to focus on repairing the sewer lines and manholes.  Areas of Midtown, downtown, and Hickory Hill will all be included in what’s being called SARP10 for the Sewer Assessment and Rehabilitation Program.  The project is estimated to cost $250 million and will take nearly a decade to complete.  This initiative is expected to go a long way in eliminating the multiple sanitary sewer overflows, as well as, minimizing breaks in the pipelines. The basic premise for the city’s sewer system dates back to the late 1870s, following the Yellow Fever epidemic that killed 5,000 Memphians. That’s when George Waring, Jr., a drainage engineer for New York’s Central Park, developed a state-of-the-art (for the time) system that separated the sanitary system from the storm water. Most of the original system was made from wooden pipes, although, almost all of those have been replaced over the years. So far, only one wooden pipe was discovered during the assessment.  The City also plans to solicit the help of volunteers to inform residents of various tests that will be performed to ensure the pipelines are intact and free from leaks or if there is evidence of a pipeline in need of repair. Memphis, looking for a highly recommended plumber?  Perma-Liner Industries has partnered with the best plumbers in your area to provide you with outstanding service.  We provide only the best referrals for licensed and certified professionals.  Call us or go online to see how we can help.  1-866-336-2568 or...

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Sewer and Water 101

Jun 30

Sewer and Water 101

Summer is indeed here in all its glory.  We know that means rainfall is here, too.  In fact, in many parts of the country we have had record setting storms.  Precipitation can heavily contribute to an overloaded sewer system.  As a nation, we have over 700 communities that utilize combined sewer systems.  There are some Cities that have separate sewer systems but this is no small financial investment.  Even so, municipalities have the burden of making sure these systems are functioning. It can pose a health risk and even more financial strain if they are not. There are small contributions the residents of any community can make to keep overflows to a minimum.  With a combined effort, each small attempt will add up to bigger and better successes.  A few good suggestions are:  1. use less water during a storm.  Showering, flushing the toilet and doing laundry should be avoided, if possible. 2. Please don’t litter.  Strom drains can be affected when garbage is near and subsequently can raise the possibility of overflows even in dry weather.  3.  When in doubt of how to accurately dispose of household products, consult with your local waste management dept. 4.  You’ll save money on your water bill AND be a team player at the same time with a mindful approach to how much water you are using.  Also, remember to fix any leaky areas in your home. Perma-Liner Industries is here to help you.  Before a problem exists, we can repair and rehabilitate the pipelines in your underground infrastructure saving you time, energy and money.  Since 1999, we have developed state of the art equipment and we specialize in trenchless, Cured in Place Pipe that is eco-friendly.  Call us or go online to www.perma-liner.com to find out how we can assist...

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