Climate Change Could New York’s Sewer System Be Contributing to this Issue

Climate Change Could New York’s Sewer System Be Contributing to this Issue

In 2018, New Yorkers experienced an extremely rainy year. The rain washed pet waste, plastic utensils and other street grime into an aging sewer system that sometimes can’t handle it. Every year the city releases 100 billion liters of untreated water sewage and stormwater runoff into its waterways. Whenever it rains heavily, the surge of stormwater forces the sewers to hit maximum capacity, causing wastewater to flow from the 100-year-old system into nearby rivers. A 100-year-old sewer system can barely manage light flow in certain places. The city is working on various ways to improve water quality but those efforts

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Vertical Stack Drain Pipes Are No Problem For Perma-Liner Systems

Vertical Stack Drain Pipes Are No Problem For Perma-Liner Systems

New York did you know that pipe lining is possible with vertical stack drain pipes? This process isn’t much different from Perma-Lateral™ Lining System. Once the damage line is accessed the epoxy impregnated liner is inverted at an entry point and then wait for epoxy to cure. Once cured, the cracks and breaks are sealed. The pipe is rehabilitated with a structural and waterproof form, making the pipe stronger than before, as the existing pipe serves as shell around the liner, acting as a protective barrier to the cured liner. Vertical pipe lining is a quick process and a cost effective method

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New York Sewer System

New York Sewer System

New York Sewer System. New York City’s sewer system, which is an engineering marvel, contains over 6,000 miles of sewer mains and sewer branch lines.  Some of the pipes still in use today were laid in the 1850’s when the New York sewer system was put in place.  With a population of over 8 million people, the aging New York sewer system is in dire need of rehabilitation.  Cracks in pipes, broken joints, and root masses should be addressed before it’s too late and the conventional dig and replace method is the only option for the New York sewer system.  

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