Underground Dwellings in the Big Apple: Water and Sewer Infrastructure Upgrades

Recently, a $71 million reconstruction project was completed in the New York City borough of Queens that comprised of thousands of feet in new sewer line and water mains to be installed. Crews wrapped up six years of work in installing more than 7,700 linear feet of storm sewers, which should help improve drainage in Flushing, Whitestone and College Point. The city also replaced more than 8,000 linear feet of iron water pipes to improve water distribution in the area and installed 1,800 linear feet of sanitary sewers. These investments provide a number of positives to the heavily populated area.

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Upstate NY Plans Extensive Upgrades to Storm Water Systems

Particular cities in upstate New York have had similar, as well as, troubling issues with their sewer systems. The dilemmas range from flooding- which has led to overflowing sewers, damaged homes and property, as well as unsafe roadways. Such is the unfortunate case in Lake Ontario’s southern edge, as the flooding has been more aggressive than usual, even temporarily closing businesses. The Lake, in recent weeks, has surged more than two feet high, sustained record breaking levels, and covered more than a hundred miles of coastline. In Greece, NY there have been the same concerns. A playground, several yards, and

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New York Devises Distress Signal for Sewer System

Various Cities throughout New York have recently implemented a cost-effective program to assist homeowners in the detection of a possible sewer problem, thwarting it before it begins. The Sewer Back-Up Alert System is a solar powered sensory and communications system designed to alert a homeowner of a sewer back up on their property. By providing a practical early warning system, it enables households to take appropriate actions to tend to an overflow problem quickly. Making “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” quite right, in this instance.  This sensory unit has all the makings of a high-tech

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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

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New York City Designs Retention Tanks for Sewer Overflows

The City of New York is currently working on a design for two combined sewage and storm water overflow (CSO) retention tanks and securing functionality of locations for the tanks to be installed. One of the areas the city is evaluating for the eight million gallon retention tank is the New York City location, known as the “Head-of-Canal”. Locations for staging and other work related to the construction will be acquired by New York City as part of the ongoing design phase of the project. The location meets the dual goals of cleaning up the canal while also protecting urban

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Sewer Reconstruction Advisory for Batavia

The town of Batavia is beginning a sewer rehabilitation project at the beginning of the month. The Washington Avenue Sewer Project is expected to impact traffic once construction begins. Washington Avenue will be limited to local traffic only in the specific section that is being worked on. The first section to be closed off will be Bank Street to Summit Street, followed by Summit Street to Ross Street. During this time, thru traffic will not be allowed, only access for residents/deliveries/emergency services. It is expected that sidewalks will always be open and passable, but caution should be observed as it

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Sewer Construction Advisory for Section of the Bronx

A major sewer system construction project is now under way in the Kingsbridge Heights area of the Bronx.  In light of this, traffic is expected to be in disarray and water supply may be randomly cut through the end of the year. The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is overseeing the project that will replace worn out mains, install catch basins and hydrants, and restore roadways. Residence will receive notice should water be turned off temporarily.  Construction has already started on several square blocks in Kingsbridge Heights–West Kingsbridge Road between Webb and University avenues, University Avenue

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SUNY’s Solar Safety and Scholarships

Many New York State University campuses are adding solar capacity to their energy portfolio. While this is clearly a positive step overall, it does present some potential problems for responding fire departments. Photovoltaic (PV) panels (which generate electricity directly from sunlight via an electronic process that occurs naturally in certain types of material) can present a potential hazard due to the sun’s energy turning into electrical energy. It is often difficult to power down the solar panels during an emergency. When there is sunlight or fire fighter lighting present, the panels will stir up electricity. Because the panels may not

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New York City’s Payment Plan for Water Bills

Homeowners in New York City who are facing a foreclosure of their primary residence can get help with their water bills from the Water Debt Assistance Program. The program was created to provide temporary relief to homeowners who are at risk of a foreclosure on their home. After an application is submitted and approved, it can help those qualified individuals pay their past-due water and sewer bills and any outstanding debts. If a homeowner applies and is accepted into the program, the owner must enter into a guaranteed, binding agreement with NYC agency running the DEP (Dept. of Environmental Protection)

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New York Harbor and Jamaica Bay Protection Plan

New York Harbor is making a comeback and the signs are all around. According to the city’s most recent Harbor Survey Report, the Harbor is cleaner now than at any time in the last 100 years. Continued improvements to sewage handling and treatment are chiefly responsible for the better grade attributed to water quality, which have led to increased recreational opportunities such as swimming and fishing. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection conducts numerous programs designed to maintain this trend. DEP operates 14 sewage treatment plants that together treat approximately 1.3 billion gallons of sewage each day. The

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Benefits of Renewable Energy for Ithaca

The Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility now generates nearly half its energy on site. The plant uses an upgraded biogas for energy and serves a population of 40,000 in Ithaca and two neighboring townships. Biogas is produced when bacteria decompose manure. This gas mixture can be used to generate heat, hot water or electricity. The leftover digested manure also has many uses such as: fertilizer, bedding, mulch and potting soil. New York has also been pivotal in establishing a Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy which takes many agencies into account. Unlike NYS infrastructure agencies and authorities, local governments are not directly

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DEC’s Best Practices for Managing Combined Sewer Overflows

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) enforces the combined sewer overflow requirements under the Wet Weather Water Quality Act of 2000. The DEC has developed 15 Best Management Practices. The Best Management Practices are technology-based controls, designed to implement operation and maintenance procedures, utilize the existing treatment facility and collection system to the maximum extent practicable, and implement sewer design, replacement and drainage planning, to maximize pollutant capture and minimize water quality impacts from combined sewer overflows.  The general permit requirements for these practices include:  CSO Maintenance and inspection, maximum use of collection system for storage, a wet weather operating

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Auburn’s Sewer Lateral Replacement Fund

Needing help with those sewer lateral repairs?? If so, the City of Auburn has a program for you.  The sewer and water line replacement program is being offered to residents of Auburn as a way of spreading out payments, easing the burden of paying all at once.  This is a revolving loan that will be placed on the homeowner’s tax bill and paid over a span of 5 years at a 6% interest rate.   A local resident is eligible for this program if all taxes are current, your property is no larger than a 4 unit residence and the

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Ogdensburg’s Sewer System Project

Residents of Ogdensburg, your sewer line replacement is in effect and taking place at the old gas plant in Niagara Mohawk.  The Department of Environmental Conservation, has initiated an enhancement to the underground infrastructure that will replace approximately 180 ft. of sewer line pipes along King St North of the former gas plant.   The regulations regarding disposal and site restoration will be followed in accordance with the EPA.  The installation work is scheduled to be completed by the end of September and will include air monitoring and evaluations.  The site was subject to a cleanup action in 2013 that

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No Ordinance for Separate Sewer in Hudson

The town of Hudson has received a grant to complete renovation of sewer pipelines.  The EPA has raised has suggested that a review of environmental concerns needs to be extensive before this project commences.  The topic of storm water separation, and the necessity of it, has been met with conflicting opinions.  The Sewer Authority is well advised to consider a separate sewer system, according to experts.  It is thought to be the best course of action for the prevention of overflows, of a combined system, due to rainy weather.  In the state of New York, however, there is question as

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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

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Sewer and Water 101

Summer is indeed here in all its glory.  We know that means rainfall is here, too.  In fact, in many parts of the country we have had record setting storms.  Precipitation can heavily contribute to an overloaded sewer system.  As a nation, we have over 700 communities that utilize combined sewer systems.  There are some Cities that have separate sewer systems but this is no small financial investment.  Even so, municipalities have the burden of making sure these systems are functioning. It can pose a health risk and even more financial strain if they are not. There are small contributions

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Sewer Vent Incident!

Do you know how to locate your sewer vent at your home?  The more knowledge on this subject, the better as it could cause a safety hazard if the vent is left uncovered. A very young Yorkshire terrier named Bailey was just bailed out of a frightening situation in Buffalo, NY.  He fell in a sewer vent and had to be rescued after water authority workers dug a hole around the sewer pipe to free him.  He was able to crawl out and thankfully averted a tragedy. Ideally, the best way to locate a sewer vent would be to contact

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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

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Grand Opening Success!

Perma-Liner recently hosted a grand opening celebration at our new Illinois distribution facility. There were live demonstrations of our state-of-the-art processes, show specials and show day special financing. The event was a great success and we are very proud of our new facility! Check out some great photos from the day! Contact us today to find out more about our new Illinois facility and our upcoming events! 1-866-336-2568

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