San Diego’s Sensible Water Leak Conservation: Perks Included!

Mar 21

San Diego’s Sensible Water Leak Conservation: Perks Included!

Residents of America’s Finest City will be able to take part in a variety of fun, resourceful events this month. It’s Fix a Leak Week and there are several activities and promotions happening city-wide! Also, San Diegans may be able to take part in a financial incentive on water leak repairs. Did you know that household leaks are estimated to waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water a year- nationwide? That’s enough to serve the annual needs of 11 million homes. This is a well-heeled reminder to check for any undetected leaks throughout your home. Consider your sinks, bathtubs, showers and anywhere you may have a water apparatus, including your water meter. Many meters have a small, red leak detector that spins when water is being used, which may quickly detect small indoor leaks once all water sources are turned off. Irrigation systems can also leak so you’ll want to be sure and check those as well, particularly now that spring has arrived. During this season water usage generally increases, making it an opportune time to check for leaks. The presence of mold or algae near irrigation fixtures can signal a leak. Similarly, look for continually damp spots in the yard as that can also be a tell-tale sign of an underground leak. Interestingly, even small 1/32 inch leaks can contribute to significant water waste- over six thousand gallons per month! In the event that a repair is needed, the good news is: you may qualify for a rebate as the city is offering customers up to $75 for repairs made throughout this month. Water saving tip: If there is a need to replace an appliance, low water use models are recommended as you’ll find an improvement of up to 20 percent less water- without a noticeable difference in...

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Water Surveys Benefit San Diego Residents

Nov 23

Water Surveys Benefit San Diego Residents

Free residential survey programs are available to property owners and tenants located within the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department’s service area.  This City-wide program is offering free-of-charge single-family and multifamily (up to eight units) water surveys to water customers who pay their water bills to the City of San Diego. As part of this program, a Water Conservation Representative will tour your property to identify leaks and water-saving opportunities. Participants can receive water-saving equipment and information, including low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators and other free items. The Representative will also evaluate your landscape and irrigation systems. Since this program emphasizes customer education, it is important the tenant/occupant be present at the time of the survey. The Multi-Family Survey is a new program developed by the Public Utilities, Water Conservation Section to help multi-unit properties decrease their water use. The two types of multi-family surveys that are currently available are: Short Survey: With this approach, the water surveyor trains the maintenance person on how to check for water leaks, measure water flow (showerheads, toilet, and kitchen faucets), and check for toilet leaks. The maintenance person then conducts a survey of each unit, completes the required paperwork and submits it to Water Conservation. If the property has landscape, an irrigation specialist will review irrigation and landscape and make recommendations to reduce water. After submittal, an analytical report is generated within two to four weeks which explains water savings and offers recommendations for both interior units, and exterior landscape. Water-Wise Business Survey Program: This program provides a customized review of commercial landscape water usage, including an on-site visit to identify areas where water use efficiencies can be achieved and effectively implemented. Recommendations can help customers use water more efficiently and save energy. Water Surveys Benefit San Diego...

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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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Live Demonstrations Coming Soon!

Jun 09

Live Demonstrations Coming Soon!

LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS REGISTRATION JUNE 16TH – 18TH JAM PACKED WITH LIVE DEMOS & THE LATEST CIPP TECH. TUESDAY, JUNE 16TH THRU THURSDAY JUNE 18TH Don’t miss this three day event at our corporate facility in sunny Florida! This event will be jam packed with live demonstrations and the latest CIPP technology. Live Demonstrations: Perma-Main™ Continuous Lining Top Gun, Perma-Lateral™ Lining with Steam Cure, Sectional Point Repair, Pull In Place, Reinstatement Cutters and more! Show Specials: Specials will be announced during the event and available only to attendees on June 16th to 18th. Financing: Zero Down, No Payments for 90-days! Get pre-approved before the show. Registered?: Call 1-866-336-2568 to confirm your reservation. Click Here To...

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