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Perma-Liner™ Certified Installer Highlight: Pipe Works Services

Throughout the United States, Perma-Liner has more than 1900 certified installers and four distribution facilities, with more to open in the coming months. One of our certified installers recently completed a project we would like to highlight. Headquartered in Chatham, New Jersey, Pipe Works Services, Inc. has been offering its services to the residents of Northern New Jersey since 2000. With their reputation and 24-hour emergency service, they continue to be one of Northern New Jersey’s most trusted experts when it comes to plumbing services. Recently, the Pipe Works team repaired a homeowner’s broken sewer pipe by using a 4”

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Village of Kenmore Seeks Bids for CIPP Rehabilitation Project

The Village of Kenmore is preparing for a major sewer and manhole rehabilitation project. The Village of Kenmore is currently accepting proposals until July 12. The project involves the trenchless CIPP method of lining sewer mains and lateral lining 5’ from the main. Sewer mains consist of approximately 3,700 linear feet of 12” pipe, 3,000 linear feet of 15” pipe, and 2,200 linear feet of 21” pipe and service approximately 170 sanitary sewer laterals. The all-encompassing works includes pre-improvement television inspection, light cleaning, heave cleaning as required, CIPP installation, grouting of sewer service laterals, sewer service later lining 5’ up

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Construction Causing Delays in Sewer Project

Earlier this year, the Lake Placid village board announced that the sewer lines beneath Main Street would be replaced and updated to protect a nearby lake from sewage leaks. There was a concern of a slight delay due to construction, but the major sewer project is now underway in Lake Placid, New York. The work and improvements, which the village has needed for years, consists of three phases. Firstly and already completed, a sewer line running underneath the High Peaks Resort and Lake House hotel was replaced and positioned higher in the ground so it would flow easily into a

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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’s Uncommon Initiative to Control Contaminants in Waterways

Many New York Municipalities are finding unusual ways to bring their water systems up to date all while remaining conscientious of the environment. However, there are still some communities that are still struggling with the ongoing dilemma of the problem of sewage pouring out into waterways during rainfalls. This has brought an increasing concern for health related issues for residents. The boroughs of New York are now beginning to turn to a new treatment to bring bacteria in the sewer system under control. This pilot program would require adding chlorine in the sewer pipes leading to the waterways. In recent

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The City of Keene’s Massive Cluster of Wipes Clogs Sewer System

The city of Keene, NY has experienced a sustained dilemma with the all-too-familiar wipe, causing blockages in the sewer system. In recent years, the city has seen an increase in the use of flushable wipes which has subsequently placed a hardship on the treatment facility. While this epidemic is not necessarily a new problem, the amount used has greatly increased within the past several years. While many brands are labeled as flushable, they do not dissolve as toilet paper does. The are labeled with this redeeming quality due to a passing score on a test that requires wipes to begin to

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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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Saratoga Springs: Sewer Sustainability, Stakes, and Steed

Thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course began in 1863 and attracts 900,000 to 1 million people each year. The comprehensive 337-acre grounds along Union Avenue is the oldest race track in the United States. It’s a luxury for some, a necessity for others with the Saratoga’s 40-day season beginning July 22 and ending Sept. 7.  It is quite an awe-inspiring experience see the impeccably prepared fillies and colts do what they do best- leave one in awe as they stride it out with all their heart. Whether well-behaved or precocious, the horses are there in all their glory. From the

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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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Proactive Program in Syracuse Maintain Healthy Waterways

The neighborhoods within Syracuse have initiated more than one program on behalf of protecting the waterways from pollution. The ‘Save the Rain’ Program is a comprehensive plan to cleanup and restore Onondaga Lake. The program includes construction of traditional gray infrastructure projects and the development of an innovative green infrastructure plan to reduce the effects of storm water pollution to the Lake and its tributaries. A more finely tuned version of the original program is the development of the “Save the Rain-Project 50” campaign to construct 50 distinct green infrastructure projects over the course of the year. One of the

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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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Mohawk River Water and Sediment Monitoring

Protection and improvement of water quality in the Mohawk River watershed is essential to keep the community protected from unhealthy, unsafe conditions. It’s also important that water supplies are conserved, aquatic communities can flourish and natural processes are sustained. Water quality monitoring in the Mohawk River Basin has been conducted for over 40 years.  Surface water quality is assessed by means of chemical, biological, and physical parameters. Water quality assessment can identify which contaminants are present, their sources, and the extent to which they affect the health of the watershed. The headwaters of the Mohawk River are located in the

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Approved Funding for Water Infrastructure Improvements

Good news New York!!  Hot off the press- Governor Cuomo has authorized $26.3 million in interest free loans and grants to revitalize water infrastructure initiatives throughout the state. The funding will be dispersed to municipalities through 2017. The upcoming projects will include Dutchess and Warren County initiatives, along with several other counties. Poughkeepsie will receive $11,663,000, including a $2 million grant and a $9,663,000 interest-free loan to replace an aging 5 million gallon water storage reservoir that was constructed in the 1920s, as well as to replace aged, undersized water mains. $4,545,364, including a $1,058,438 grant and a $3,486,926 interest-free

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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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