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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San Diego’s Safe, Sound and Sustainable Recycled Water

May 19

San Diego’s Safe, Sound and Sustainable Recycled Water

In San Diego, recycled water has become a resourceful and useful means of local water supply. The recycled water is used to irrigate fairgrounds, golf courses, parks, as well as school properties. Recently, the Reclamation system was upgraded to include an additional reservoir, as well as more distribution pipelines. The advanced water treatment system has greatly improved the city’s recycled water quality. Additionally, the recycled water salinity levels have been significantly reduced, which is a major benefit for homeowners using the water for irrigation. The arid San Diego area relies heavily on water imported from the Colorado River and Northern California. Recycled water is a constructive way to help the community conserve water. The city has also experimented with capturing urban runoff to protect beaches and lagoons, then redirecting that water to the sewer system for treatment and reuse. Water conservation will remain an important priority for San Diego neighborhoods. Because of this, the city has reinvented the mainstream car washing method by using technology which recycles water and filters it for future use. This technique will save up to three-quarters of the water that patrons would normally use at home. A typical at-home car wash uses approximately 140 gallons of water. Furthermore, the water used at home drains directly into local waterways, along with the chemicals in the water. The water that is not recycled at a public car wash is sent to the sewer system for further processing, safeguarding the waterways and local wildlife from contaminants. San Diego, you’re invited!! Perma-Liner Industries requests your attendance at our Open House in Anaheim, CA. It’s taking place for three days from June 13th –June 15th and we want to see you there! It’ll be chock-full of live demonstrations and information on all of the CIPP technology available. Don’t miss this! Call us to confirm your reservation @...

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California Cities Setup Cultivated Use of Water

Dec 09

California Cities Setup Cultivated Use of Water

Many cities throughout California are conscientious of recycling and have been for the long term. But recycling water has now become a magnified topic as the drought persists. Recently researchers at UCLA have addressed the topic of recycled water being collected from sewer systems and then purified. At first glance, it may sound appealing. However it is a resourceful-even novel- idea as this form of water can be used to irrigate places like parks, lawns and golf courses. The subsequent health benefits of this process are not only being observed but commended. A study has analyzed the varying methods that California gets its water, from the removal of salts and minerals to conveying it from the Colorado River. An integrated approach has accounted for environmental impacts and the amount of energy each method consumes. An assessment of health, illnesses from air pollution, as well as the effects of climate change, were calculated to form a conclusion: recycled water can be used to an advantage. Those benefits become apparent when used in addition to Xeriscaping or using drought resistant plants. Many homeowners have initiated this favorable element in the effort to conserve water. Neighborhoods have become increasingly aware of the collective gain particular plants can have as a means of saving water and preventing urban runoff that pollutes waterways and beaches. Additionally, underserved neighborhoods often have few public parks and open spaces, making recycled water an environmental perk as it promotes a greener space. Interestingly, more than half of California’s residential water use goes to the irrigation of lawns and landscape. However, even with modern technology in full swing, the challenge may still be adapting to a notion that waste water can now be purified to a level that eliminates health hazards. A recent survey shows that 76 percent of Californians support recycled water as a long-term solution, notwithstanding the current drought conditions or an improvement in the future. Recycled water requires its own system and many municipalities are also taking advantage of the available incentives for using recycled...

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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 Protects Sewer Systems and Conserves the Environment with Trees

Sep 26

San Diego Protects Sewer Systems and Conserves the Environment with Trees

San Diego is known for its great gardens, parks and even hot-air ballooning in majestic skies. But there’s more. Communities all throughout the city are decidedly protecting the environment, at large, by using trees for the benefit of infrastructure systems and conservation. Recently, the nearby city of Carlsbad approved a project to use the resources an assortment of native plants, including western sycamore, western cottonwood, coast live oak, California blackberry, and more. The city will spend approximately $600,000 for these improvements for the environment. The project is part of the city’s Habitat Management Plan, which is designed to preserve and protect sensitive biological resources within the city. San Diego is also in the process of inspecting its sewer system citywide, using small cameras to check inside the lines for corrosion and damage. Recently, San Diego was included in a group of seven cities that were selected to be a part of an initiative to promote water and energy efficiency. The Pure Water Program is a phased, multiyear program that will ultimately make available 93,000 acre-feet of water per year, or approximately 30 percent of the City of San Diego’s water supply, by 2035. The first two phases of the Pure Water San Diego Program are expected to produce more than 33,600 acre-feet of water suitable for reuse. Through the Pure Water Program, the city expects to increase the amount of reclaimed water, thereby reducing the amount of wastewater that is released into the ocean. Many treatment facilities are also taking an active stance on behalf of the preservation of existing infrastructure, while also considering the impacts of climate change. Interesting fact: Carlsbad’s Lake Calavera Preserve is the largest of the city’s 13 managed nature preserves. The 400-acre lake is a man-made reservoir that stores 520 acre-feet of water. The Calavera Dam provides flood control for the area by keeping the Lake Calavera Reservoir...

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