History of Drought and Flooding: San Francisco, San Diego

Jun 14

History of Drought and Flooding: San Francisco, San Diego

From San Francisco all the way down to San Diego and throughout the state, storms are getting weaker in terms of how much precipitation there is per day (in each storm). However, the storms are getting longer. Storms last an extra day or a few days longer. All over the state people are also having trouble with their groundwater. Every time the temperature goes up 1 degree, the potential evaporation increases by 4 percent. Scientists have analyzed the drought and estimated approximately 20 percent of the drought was caused, not by lack of rain, but by the temperature which caused the rain to evaporate. In parts of California, such as Santa Cruz, the El Niño was the largest ever observed which lead to 150–200 percent of normal precipitation. In January, the wettest month of the year, cities such as Sacramento got 1/100 of an inch of rain. Studies have predicted that a normal winter, which is four months long with rain in December, January, February and March will shrink to two months. A helpful tactic will be to install reservoirs and holding tanks in order to slow water as it goes down the hill and give it a chance to soak in. This will compensate for some of the climate change effects. Climate scientists also predict the region will get even hotter and drier. California has only about a year and a half’s supply saved behind dams and groundwater tables have dropped in a distinctive way. The number of Californians exposed to risk from a hundred-year flood could rise from the current 260,000 to 480,000 by 2100, attributed to a projected sea-level rise of 4.6 feet. Storms are expected to get more severe, with increased risk of flooding. Contact Perma Liner for all of your Cured In Place Pipelining...

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Carlsbad’s Strategy to Sustain Water Supply

Apr 15

Carlsbad’s Strategy to Sustain Water Supply

The City of Carlsbad is revising and extending their resources for the purpose of infrastructure improvements, and meeting the rising demands of the Water Utility. The persistent drought has caused the city to strive for inventive ways for the limited water supply go further to accommodate needs. Recycled water from the plant will replace potable water, now used to irrigate a nearby golf course and other areas. It can also be transmitted into a new storage reservoir, currently in construction. The use of recycled H2O is conducive to lowering costs and safeguarding the interests of the community. The Carlsbad recycling plant uses filtration, micro filtration and disinfection to clean wastewater and make it suitable for irrigation and industrial uses. Carlsbad is increasing its recycling plant’s peak capacity from the present 4,100 acre-feet per year to more than 7,200 acre-feet per year. An acre-foot is enough water to cover an acre one foot deep, or to meet the needs of two typical families of four for a year. The city is in the process of building a second reservoir for recycled water and expanding its delivery system by adding 18 miles of pipe to its existing 79-mile distribution system. The expansion is expected to meet approximately one-third of the city’s needs. 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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Capital Improvements Program Review and Advisory Committee (CIPRAC)

Nov 06

Capital Improvements Program Review and Advisory Committee (CIPRAC)

The City of San Diego has a committee in place to assist its residence. The CIPRAC is an advisory committee that reviews proposed Capital Improvements Program (CIP) projects from a citywide perspective. CIPRAC objectively prioritizes and evaluates the new infrastructure needs of each City Department against previously identified infrastructure needs or projects. This prioritization process helps decision-makers to compare the costs, benefits, and merits of individual projects, and make best use of the available funding resource. The committee ensures conformance with the Council’s policy goals, departmental priority needs, and anticipated funding sources. CIPRAC will revise its mission, authority, and objectives as needed to comply with the current administration.  CIPRAC’s goal is to ensure that projects are ranked on a City-wide perspective, balancing needs and budget with policy objectives. The advisory committee communicates with departments and other stakeholders about the CIP process and projects. The advisory committee is comprised of the City’s department directors and senior-level officials involved with the CIP, bringing together both client or asset-owning departments and service providers. The CIPRAC works to Facilitate project coordination to increase cost effectiveness and minimize community disruptions. This includes long-term planning for public capital needs. San Diego, did you hear?? Perma-Liner Industries is rolling out one of our best deals. Our state of the art lining equipment has a name and it’s called Top Gun. It’s as good as it gets for compact equipment and precise pipelining. Just a few details of what we’ve got lined up for you: 6” TO 120” DIAMETER CIPP LINERS • TRAINING PROVIDED BY EXPERIENCED    CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS • MARKETING SUPPORT • LEAD REFERRALS • TECHNICAL SUPPORT • NEW TOP GUN EQUIPMENT RENTAL    PROGRAM • MARKET COMPETITIVE PRICING • DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE • REFRIGERATION TRUCKS AVAILABLE Let us give you our best!  Call us: 1-866-336-2568 and visit us online@...

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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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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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