America’s Failing Water Infrastructure: There are Ways We Can Begin to Fix It

Jun 06

America’s Failing Water Infrastructure: There are Ways We Can Begin to Fix It

There are many variables threatening America’s water from pollution issues and aging infrastructure to raising costs and droughts and rainfall patterns as the climate changes. The U.S. used to be a leader when it came to water infrastructure and management. Now, the U.S. is lagging behind receiving D ratings for dams, drinking water and wastewater. It’s time to start focuses on possible solutions to curb these issues – the U.S. can get A ratings and below are some of the solutions that may get the nation where it needs to be. It starts with creating a national-level governance. Water technically has no boundaries and is very good at sometimes ignoring the municipal boundaries it does have. So what does this mean? One town’s water use or sewage can affect other cities or states that rely on the same water supply. That’s why many countries have a national water authority or commission that oversees water management across the country. The U.S. does not and we’re exactly the opposite. Our nation’s water supply is managed by individual municipalities each doing their own thing. This creates numerous hurdles to climb and makes it difficult to initiate and complete regional projects. To do almost anything, there needs to be a budget and that’s the case with water infrastructure. The government spends only two percent of its GDP on infrastructure, and water infrastructure makes up just a part of that. The U.S. is spending less than Vietnam, Mexico, and Chile. If the U.S. wants nice things, like a water infrastructure that does not fail us, then the U.S. has to be willing to pay for them. One possible solution that most do not consider is the private investor sector. Many investors are interested in investing in water-related issues, but they want to know more about the social and environmental effects their investments will have. The problem is that there are a lot of inconsistencies in how companies report these estimates. It has been suggested that investors, academics and regulators need to team up to create a standardized system of evaluating the impacts of sustainable investments. Another challenge is getting investors to understand how complex and important water is, since it affects agriculture and many...

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Louisville are you consistently experiencing back-ups and getting no-where

Nov 16

Louisville are you consistently experiencing back-ups and getting no-where

Louisville are you consistently experiencing back-ups and getting no-where with expensive chemicals used to un-clog drains? The problem for all these back-ups may be something more serious than a clogged drain. Many times leaks and crack or even breaks can cause back-ups. The solution isn’t a drain clearing chemical, the solution is pipelining. Perma-Liner™ Certified Installers have been trained and certified when it comes to trenchless projects. Using zero-dig technology our installers have the ability to inspect a pipe and diagnose which CIPP system is the best to rehabilitate the pipe. Perma-Liner™ Installers can have the problem fixed in a small amount of time. Using American made; your broken pipes are re-lined and cured in no time. Forget pouring money down the drain, reline and you are fine! Louisville, constant Perma-Liner™ today and to find the real solution to pipe problems!...

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In Louisville the most common pipe line is cast iron

Jul 29

In Louisville the most common pipe line is cast iron

In Louisville the most common pipe line is cast iron.  Cast iron pipes were introduced to the United States in the nineteenth century, imported from Europe. Cast iron pipes were to replace wooden pipe lines and now sewer pipes range from cast iron, PVC, and clay. All of which at some time or another will need some type of repair. With cast iron being Louisville’s most common pipe line it would surprise you to know it is the most common pipe repaired! And this newest “no-dig” technology is the most popular as well. How do they do you ask? Pipe ling. Perma-Liner™ offers a range of trenchless pipe rehabilitation methods to repair any kind of sewer pipe in various conditions and age. Pipe lining repairs that range in size from 2″ to 102″ pipe diameters. A careful blend of established practices and new technology allows Perma-Liner to exercise a unique degree of versatility. If you live in Louisville and would like to learn more about pipe lining and how it can save your pipes call us any...

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