Indianapolis Suburbs Assist Environment with Man-Made Strategies

Nov 11

Indianapolis Suburbs Assist Environment with Man-Made Strategies

Many cities throughout the Midwest are heeding the call to keep the environment in which we live protected and free of hazardous pollutants. A junkyard facility in the suburbs of Indianapolis is mapping out a strategy to do just that. The city is projecting an expense of nearly $1.5 million to build a storm water treatment plant, as well as holding ponds, consisting of a million-gallon capacity. This is an inventive means to stop years of pollution in its tracks and help support the environment. Heavy rains washing off roads, parking lots and buildings are placing a burden on shared sewer and storm pipes, particularly in the older parts of Louisville. This has also caused massive spills to Beargrass Creek and the Ohio River, totaling over 5 billion gallons as recent as last year. Surprisingly, this is approximately 1 billion gallons more than an estimated 10-year average.  Historically, rain events are analyzed in terms of their chances of occurring in any single year. For instance, a 100-year storm would have a 1 percent chance of happening in any year. By contrast, a five-year storm would have a 20 percent chance of occurring in any year, while a two-year storm would have a 50 percent chance. The District is also now designing seven giant underground storage basins and a 2.5-mile-long tunnel to temporarily hold the mixture of rain and sewage for treatment later. Fortunately, in the years ahead these capacity issues will be alleviated as the city is on the verge of its best solution to address an overloaded system with an organized system. Save the date! Perma-Liner Industries is preparing for our California Trenchless Tour! It’s taking place in Concord, California on December 6th-8th. For details on all the educational demos on CIPP and events we’ve planned for you, please visit our website or call us: www.perma-liner.com /...

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Louisville’s Proactive Water Authority

Oct 16

Louisville’s Proactive Water Authority

Louisville Water Company (LWC) is a proud member of the Partnership for Safe Water, a unique cooperative effort between Environment Protection Agency (EPA), American Water Works Association, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, National Association of Water Companies, and Association of State Drinking Water Administrators. The Partnership encourages and assists United States water suppliers to voluntarily enhance their surface water treatment plants performance for greater control of pollutants, parasites, and other microbial contaminants. LWC has participated in the Partnership since 2000 and has met the requirements for Phases I, II, and III at both the B.E. Payne and Crescent Hill Treatment Plants. Phase I requires completion of an extensive membership application. Phase II requires data collection and reporting on baseline turbidity results for both raw and finished water every year. Phase III requires completion of a comprehensive self-assessment evaluation that is reviewed by a team of utility peers. In 2010, LWC received the Ten-Year Director’s Award. Only 32 utilities in the United States have achieved this level of performance by consistently exceeding EPA drinking standards. LWC submits an annual report that demonstrates continued compliance with Phase III requirements. Also in 2010, LWC received the Phase IV Excellence in Water Treatment award for its B.E. Payne Water Treatment Plant. A team of utility peers reviews a rigorous assessment report of plant information and determines if optimized performance has been achieved. This plant is one of only eight in the country to achieve this status. Louisville, looking for a highly recommended plumber?  Perma-Liner Industries has partnered with the most knowledgeable plumbers in your area to provide you with outstanding service.  We provide only the best referrals for licensed and certified professionals.  Call us or go online to see how we can help.  1-866-336-2568 or...

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