Baja California’s Hurricane and Sewer Forecast Gain Momentum

Jul 10

Baja California’s Hurricane and Sewer Forecast Gain Momentum

America’s Finest City is currently experiencing a beach hazard advisory due to a high degree of winds and surf conditions. A hurricane named Eugene has taken landfall, making it necessary for swimmers to use extreme caution as the undertow is strong and the surf is high. Hurricane Eugene generated wave energy that landed on San Diego County with greater strength than anticipated. The surf will produce dangerous rip currents along the entire coastline. The hurricane unleashed in nearby Baja California, bringing the inclement weather surging over to San Diego. Incidentally, Baja is also in the midst of a sewer rehabilitation project to update and rebuild portions of the treatment plant. A reinforcing factor for the project is to improve the coastal water and sewer overflows that have been attributed to last winter’s heavy rains. Baja California’s resolution comes in the wake of a growing community initiative to heighten the efforts to stop pollution. A primary concern is to keep the hazardous waste from crossing the border in Mexico. The main cause of contamination of Mexico’s beaches, is thought to be the inadequate improvements to a deteriorating wastewater system. The proper disposal of materials has also been an issue that has gained attention, as vehicle tires and other items have been found improperly disposed of in streams. Going forward, Mexico is constructing an agenda to effectively reduce the use of disposable plastics, which has led to harmful ecological implications.  Additionally, Tijuana’s sewer system requires the rehabilitation of several collection systems. The funding for these infrastructure updates will consist of a joint effort between the private sector, and further assistance from various public agencies. Most of the changes and upgrades are expected to be finalized within the next two years, with full operations beginning shortly thereafter. Contact Perma-Liner for all of your trenchless pipelining...

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Know your Sewer System- Prepare for a Disaster

Nov 09

Know your Sewer System- Prepare for a Disaster

When a natural disaster occurs, it’s important to know how to protect yourself and your belongings. It’s a good idea to know the basics in order to be safe and prepared.  Be sure to strap down your water heater so it meets safety codes. Consider hiring a professional plumber for this.  In California, when an earthquake strikes you’ll need to identify the location of your home’s water, gas and electric main shutoffs valves and switches.  Remove all flammable liquids from the living areas of your home. Put them in the garage or another outside storage area. To help prevent a fire, store them away from heat sources, such as a water heater or furnace. If your home has a chimney, consider securing it to the roof with sheet metal straps.  For flooding, in addition to sandbagging and other preventative measures, be sure to review your policy and know what’s covered in the event of property damage. Also, make sure your septic tank and sewer are inspected and cleaned at the start of every season. During periods of heavy rainfall, clogged sewers and overtaxed septic tanks are disasters waiting to happen. Consider installing a sump pump to drain out unwanted standing water. There are a few helpful items to have in a disaster preparedness kit- such as blankets, clean clothes, flashlights and a respiratory mask, to name a few. California: Are you ready for this? We are excited to inform you that Perma-liner Industries will be in town on December 6th– 8th for our Trenchless Tour!! We’ve been planning for three fun-filled days of Live Demonstrations in Concord. Every day will consist of different demos using our patented technology including Perma-Main™ Continuous Lining, Top Gun and Sectional Point Repair and much more. It’s the educational event of the season and we’d like to see you there!!  Stay tuned for more info or go to www.perma-liner.com....

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San Diego and the Reconditioning of Infrastructure

Mar 16

San Diego and the Reconditioning of Infrastructure

With more than 2,500 miles of roads, nearly 5,000 miles of sidewalks, and a maze of underground pipes and sewer lines, San Diego focal point is on improving the infrastructure that has been in need of repair.  Sewer structures along with libraries, police and fire stations, parks, streets, and storm drains are up for renewal.  It is thought that basic infrastructure investments have been delayed due to the pension crisis and Great Recession.  There have been water main breaks, sinkholes and dilapidated passageways in aging areas of the city, that have been on stand-by for maintenance until now .  The 21st Century Investment Program is currently underway with an approximate funding of $4 billion to $5 billion, specifically designated for infrastructure projects.  The reinvestment will also include an initiative to assist with the needs of veterans through a repair program for homes. Interesting fact: the City of San Diego was incorporated in 1850 with a population of 650. Citizens obtained most of their water from the San Diego River and a few private wells. San Diego, 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 76051 If you’re an Installer: please take note- this is an EXCLUSIVE INVITATION FOR PERMA-LINER™ CERTIFIED INSTALLERS. Perma-liner Industries is offering our Quarterly Refresher Training: Perma-Lateral™ Lining-held at our Clearwater facility TUESDAY, APRIL 5TH & WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6TH. Please register...

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San Diego’s Regional Water Quality Control Board

Oct 07

San Diego’s Regional Water Quality Control Board

San Diego’s Water Board is offering opportunities for the community to become involved in the future of water quality. There are informative workshops and meetings that the public can attend to provide an opportunity for discussion, receive information, and input from the board on various proposed issues.  A list of topics include: The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Permit and Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems and Draining the Watersheds within the San Diego Region. The workshops will be conducted by a professional facilitator. Two or more San Diego Water Board members may be present at the workshop, but no actions or voting will occur. While the professional facilitator may help the group to reach consensus on key issues, it is important to understand that consensus may not be attained at the workshops. The comments and information received during the workshops on these issues will be considered by the San Diego Water Board. The objective of the workshops is for the San Diego Water Board to gain a greater understanding of the perspectives that storm water program managers, non-government environmental organizations, and the development/business communities, and the community at large have on the prior lawful approval and receiving water limitations issues.  Another objective is also to gain a greater perspective from growers, irrigated land monitoring groups, water purveyors, and governmental agencies regarding key elements of the Tentative General Order. The Tentative General Order will be available for public review prior to the Public Workshops.  The main concern throughout the San Diego Region is the significant water quality threats posed by agricultural operations which include fertilizer and pesticide use, which can result in runoff of chemicals from agricultural lands into surface waters and into groundwater, causing or contributing to conditions of...

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San Mateo’s Cost Sharing Program for Sewer Laterals

Sep 24

San Mateo’s Cost Sharing Program for Sewer Laterals

San Mateo has developed an alternative plan for rehabilitating sewer laterals due to excessive sanitary sewer overflows. This is caused by inflow and infiltration from leaky sewer laterals. The City has implemented a cost sharing program designed to assist the homeowner in the event of a sewer mishap.  Grants of 50% of the sewer lateral repair, with a cap of $3,000 are available to owner occupied, single family residences with household incomes below $82,000.  For homeowners that are not eligible for grants, low interest loans, up to $6,000 are available to owner-occupied, single family residences, regardless of income.  The private sewer lateral program addresses an aging infrastructure by encouraging property owners to upgrade their laterals. Since the Citywide program began, 435 property owners received the free video inspection of their private sewer lateral.  Currently, there are possible revisions and other alternatives being offered, in lieu of the initial plans in place for this program.  This is primarily due to the amount of homeowners that are not taking advantage of the repairs and the amount of staffing that is needed to make the program successful.  A few of the other options being reviewed are: Modify Lateral Repair Program- cost share full lateral replacement program only does not include other lateral repair (voluntary), Point of Sale Lateral Replacement/Repair, and Right of Way Repair Authorization. San Francisco AND San Diego, SAVE THE DATE!! The 88th Annual WEFTEC (the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference) is taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois from September 26-30, 2015 and Perma-Liner Industries will be there!  Come check us out.  We will be at booth #804 and we’d like to provide info, as well as, answer all of the questions you may have about trenchless, Cured in Place...

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Sonora’s Lateral Line Leak

Aug 19

Sonora’s Lateral Line Leak

The City of Sonora and its aging water line has sustained a significant overflow from a fire hydrant lateral with an approximate 90,000 gallons of water flowing from an 80 year old copper pipeline.  The City Of Sonora has now implemented plans to rehabilitate the existing water main.  Nearby residents have expressed concern over similar leaks in the past. The City is prioritizing the effect of recent overflows and the impact it has had on the community at large. Fun Facts: San Diego is the second largest city in California and the eight largest city in USA, with approximately 2.9 million residents. Here are few general facts about San Diego which travelers might be interested to know: 1.San Diego was earlier named San Miguel by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo; the first Portuguese explorer to land here. But it was renamed San Diego by Sebastian Vizcaino. 2.  San Diego enjoys beautiful weather throughout the year with an average daily temperature of 70.5 degrees Fahrenheit (21.4 degrees Celsius). At times, you can experience mountain, coastal, and desert environments all in one day. 3. San Diego is home to seventy miles of quaint and picturesque beaches. The 88th Annual WEFTEC (the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference) is taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, from September 26-30, 2015 and Perma-Liner Industries will be there!  Come check us out.  We will be at booth # 804 and we’d like to provide info, as well as, answer all of the questions you may have about trenchless, Cured in Place Pipelining.  It’s our specialty and we want to share it with you.  The conference is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and...

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