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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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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Nashville’s Cumberland River and its Resources

Mar 09

Nashville’s Cumberland River and its Resources

The Cumberland River is one of Nashville’s greatest resources and a special ingredient in the quality of life in Music City. The Cumberland is an attraction for water enthusiast, a destination for recreation, leisure and entertainment, and a magnet for economic investment. Much of the sewer system is old and lacks the capacity to handle the current volume of sewage and storm water. The Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program, recently established, and building upon decades of work in addressing sewer capacity issues, will update infrastructure to reduce sewer overflows.  The goal is also to reduce health risks associated with exposure to bacteria and contaminants, and improve water quality in the Cumberland River and the associated streams, creeks and tributaries. The program to improve the wastewater system infrastructure will provide lasting benefits for future generations by addressing wet weather sewer overflows and increasing the sewer capacity. For residents who would like to learn more about the happenings at the Cumberland River Center, there are a series of interesting and interactive lectures on the sustainability initiatives for the River. Discussion topics next month will be on flood risk management, hydropower, navigation, recreation, water quality, water supply, and fish and wildlife benefits for the region. Memphis, have you registered yet for the NASTT’s No-Dig Show? It’s being held this month in Dallas. The NASTT No-Dig show is the largest trenchless technology conference in North America. Professionals attend to learn new techniques that will save money and improve infrastructure. We’ll have many fascinating, informative demo’s on the latest trenchless technologies along with exhibits, products and resources on all of our services locally and nationwide. You won’t want to miss it! Location: Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center/ March 20th-24th 1501 Gaylord Trail Grapevine, TX...

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