Louisville’s Magnum Opus: Eastern Parkway’s Slip lining Project

Jun 26

Louisville’s Magnum Opus: Eastern Parkway’s Slip lining Project

The city of Louisville is not alone in its vast efforts to rehabilitate the sewer systems as many throughout the nation are aging and outdated. That said, not all infrastructures are created equal. An infrastructure replacement project can be extensive and troubling when costs are passed onto the taxpayers. But what about other, more tangible inconveniences such as traffic delays and pesky travel detours and re-routings? The city has found a way to keep such slights far from the unsuspecting traveler and homeowner. While the city is currently replacing over six miles of sewer pipeline, there has been little impact on neighborhoods and residents. A multi-million dollar plan is underway and the location is the Eastern Parkway. Interestingly, the pipeline to be replaced is being slip lined- a pipe within a pipe-thereby eliminating the need to excavate. The pipeline being replaced is a 48 in. cast iron pipe and is nearly a century old. The pipeline services the Crescent Hill area and has had several cracks and leaks during recent years. The Eastern Parkway is the largest water infrastructure project in Louisville-to date, as well as the first time the city has used slip lining for its pipelining projects. This overhaul primarily addresses the solutions needed to keep neighborhoods in Louisville and Jefferson County protected, as heavy storms have caused increased incidences of flooding to hundreds of homes. Louisville, Perma-Liner Industries would like to invite you to our exciting summer event! If you missed our Open House this month in California, no worries! Come to our Delaware Open House next month! Stay tuned for all of the details. It’s taking place from July 18th-20th. We want to see you there, and as always, we’ll have our experienced crew demonstrating equipment and all the latest in CIPP. Make a plan to attend and see you...

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Louisville’s Rain Surge: Limited Water Usage Lessens Impact on Sewer

Mar 01

Louisville’s Rain Surge: Limited Water Usage Lessens Impact on Sewer

Louisville, it’s raining and pouring! The city has experienced severe storms which not only lead to school closures but flooding, power outages, and ill-prepared driving conditions. As 60 mile-per-hour winds and quarter-sized hail sped through the city, area residents have lost power on both sides of the Ohio River, including as many as 13,000 in Jefferson and Oldham Counties, and nearly 900 in Floyd County. Be advised when traveling that the worst of the street flooding was reported on Taylor Boulevard near Iroquois High School. Additionally, Billtown Road pumping station has received over 2.60 inches of rain. Clogged storm drains are also being addressed. When heavy rain such as this occurs, it is recommended that homeowners decrease their water usage. Waiting up to 24 hours to run your dishwasher or do laundry can lessen the impact on a- already overloaded- sewer system. Louisville, did you know? There is a way homeowners can help minimize the amount of rainwater that enters the community’s wastewater system. The city is offering free programs to help you modify and correct improperly installed drainage connections. The most popular of these programs is the Downspout Disconnection Program. By enrolling in this program, you can receive a one-time incentive of $100 for each downspout disconnected from the wastewater system on your property. More Bluegrass News: the City of Frankfort was recently approved for several loans to assist in the overhaul of sanitary sewer and storm water systems throughout the city. Frankfort has approximately 14,000 customers and treats wastewater for an area of Woodford County that includes 21 customers. The authorized loans will be used to rehabilitate and replace up to 41,500 linear feet of old sewer lines with 12 to 24 inch PVC gravity lines. With this, flooding issues on specific roadways within the city will be eradicated. The project will also eliminate the persisting sanitary sewer overflows and reduce the inflow/infiltration into the sewer system....

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Louisville Builds a Mega Sewer to Reduce Overflows

Dec 12

Louisville Builds a Mega Sewer to Reduce Overflows

Louisville has an extensive sewer system and the city has been obliged to bring their sewer systems up to date in order to withstand the occurrences of heavy rain events. In the recent past, storms have produced overflows and conditions that have precluded this required obligation. Nearby residents can expect ongoing construction of a high-tech, massive tunnel system complete with a 20 million gallon sewage storage basin designed to sharply reduce bacteria-laden overflows into the Ohio River. All of the construction in process will necessitate some of the area parks, specifically Shawnee Park, to be unavailable for months to come. Nearby roadways will also limited thoroughfare during this time. The spacious and historic park will be vastly renewed with over $2 million in upgrades, including redesigned athletic fields for the sports enthusiast. There will also be additions that will include open-air pavilions and more. The current project is expected to be completed within the next four years. An underground basin will collect and temporarily store rain and sewage from three overflow locations that now dump on average 115 million gallons into the Ohio River. The sewer overflows that are produced from heavy rain are expected to drastically decrease by at least 75% upon completion of the project. The tunnel will serve nine combined storm and sewage overflow points. Additionally, some trees will be removed and replaced with appropriate landscaping.  This western Louisville Park has been in line for a major overhaul for some time and is now being renovated entirely. The underground basin will be 480 feet by 208 feet, and 55 feet deep-deep enough to enclose a five-story building. Interesting fact: Louisville has had 11 storms with 3 inches or more of rain in 24 hours in the last decade. Contact us today for all your pipelining needs:...

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Creative Rain Barrels Fosters Sewer Sensibility

May 17

Creative Rain Barrels Fosters Sewer Sensibility

Conservation planners in McCracken County recently organized a whimsical arts and crafts project in order to put a spin on sustainable water practices. The Artistic Rain Barrel Partnership Project was initiated with the help of talented high school students. With skillfully crafted designs, rain barrels were painted and transformed in order to draw attention and commitment to the use of rain barrels within the community. Rain barrels can save most homeowners approximately 1,300 gallons of water during the peak summer months. Relying more heavily on rain barrels will assist in the reduction of the amount of water entering the County’s inundated storm water system. The project was sponsored to help meet Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Permit requirements of public education and outreach, public involvement, and good housekeeping and pollution prevention. Fun fact:  Derby Day is often synonymous with gardening season in Kentucky. So it’s that time of year again, along with a few suggestions for decorative container planting!  First, you’ll want to start with a minimum (12-inch) diameter container. A mistake would be to put too many plants in too small a container. Allow enough room for them to grow. Plant one variety per container and mix-and-match the containers. For the planting mix, it’s important to get it right so you’ll have a successful planting experience and plush garden. You may choose to use premixed with slow-release fertilizer that can greatly reduce the toil and improve the quality of your plants. An added advantage is that the slow-release fertilizers result in far fewer nutrients flowing out of the bottom of your container, down the driveway, into the storm sewer and, eventually, right into the local creek. Important reminder: when was the last time you had your sewer line inspected? A damaged or broken line can cause sewage to leak into the soil, creating a significant risk to the environment with sewage potentially leaking into rivers, lakes and the oceans in certain...

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Hustonville Gets the Go-Ahead for Sewer Upgrades

Apr 12

Hustonville Gets the Go-Ahead for Sewer Upgrades

The County of Lincoln has begun a sewer rehabilitation project that has been in the making for several years. The project, in its entirety, is expected to cost upwards of $5 million. Much of the expense will be paid for in grants and loans. The timeframe for the sewer upgrades will be approximately one year, with a probability of completion prior to that. Once the city completes the project the connections to the sewer from residences can be at the assistance of a certified plumber. Notification letters will be sent to homeowners regarding landscaping and what to do to protect it from the ongoing repairs. The district will construct sewer taps for customers’ homes as part of the project, including crossing streets with pipes if necessary, at no cost to the customers. The City of Hustonville will also inspect each sewer connection at a fee of $100 and customers will need to notify the Hustonville Water Office once construction of their sewer pipes is complete. Once sewers are connected to the new system, households are instructed to pump and disconnect old septic tanks from the home. Perma-Liner Industries wants to help you with your connections to the sewer by recommending one of our certified professionals. For the best referral in the business please give us a call. We’ll put you in touch with the right person for your plumbing needs, making it easier for you to focus on your busy schedule by handing the job to the most qualified plumbers in your city. Call us for more information: 1-866-336-2568 or online www.perma-liner.com. We’ll be there for you! Save the Dates: Perma-Liner Industries has a lineup of events for you to attend!  All are invited to come to one, or if you’re adventurous, all of our LIVE DEMOS coming up in April and May. You can go to www.perma-liner.com to register and find out more but first…here are the dates and locations to save: We’ll be in Seattle April 27th, Chicago May 4th and Philadelphia May 18th. You can expect to have our knowledgeable staff showing you the latest CIPP technology. We want to see you...

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Cherokee Triangle and Beargrass Creek Basin

Mar 08

Cherokee Triangle and Beargrass Creek Basin

The Cherokee Triangle Historic District is a vibrant neighborhood two miles from the center of downtown Louisville. Alongside a lively commercial district, residents are within walking distance of an assortment of coffee shops, restaurants, movie theatres, boutiques, antique stores, and amenities like the hardware store, grocery and book sellers. Mature trees, some one hundred years old, line the streets, providing shade and beauty. Currently, the city is planning a public meeting to discuss the benefits of the Interstate 64/Grinstead Drive Storage Basin which will be underground and covered. A small building above it will include pumps and equipment for operation. Input from the neighbors, at public meetings and online, will determine the specific details of the design that will be implemented. This basin will offer Beargrass Creek protection from combined sewer overflows. This creek is a combination of several forks of the creek in Jefferson County. Proposed and existing storage basins, throughout the city, are intended to retain the mixture of rainwater and sewage until the rain subsides, and then gradually release it back into the sewer system for treatment. At the meeting scheduled for this month, the Sewer District will provide information about the conceptual design phase of the project, and offer an opportunity for ideas and comments. This basin will greatly lessen the occurrence of untreated sewage entering Beargrass Creek during rain events. Louisville, have you registered yet for the NASTT’s No-Dig Show? It’s being held this month in Dallas. The NASTT No-Dig show is the largest trenchless technology conference in North America. Professionals attend to learn new techniques that will save money and improve infrastructure. We’ll have many fascinating, informative demo’s on the latest trenchless technologies along with exhibits, products and resources on all of our services locally and nationwide. You won’t want to miss it! Location: Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center/ March 20th-24th 1501 Gaylord Trail Grapevine, TX...

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