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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Full Steam Ahead! Check Out Perma-Liner Industries 2016 Events Line Up!!

Aug 18

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 expect to see our live demonstrations in the comfortable outdoor setting of the Wisconsin State Fair Park. This Wastewater Equipment Fair will have an assortment of commercial, industrial and municipal gear to become familiarized with and you’ll be intrigued to learn about the many systems used for sewer cleaning and rehabilitations. Interesting fact: did you know the Milwaukee Mile is a one-mile long oval race track located at Wisconsin State Fair Park? It’s the oldest operating motor speedway in the world. Next up! WEFTEC. Folks, this is the super bowl of trade shows. Not to be missed, and acclaimed as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world. Also known for the most comprehensive show floor, this conference provides an unparalleled bird’s- eye view to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field. This is an event that will give you the chance to network with associates in the industry or just learn much more about the field of technology and water quality, treatments, equipment, and services. We’ll have our representatives there to answer questions, perform live demonstrations and provide resources to further your knowledge of the trenchless pipelining industry. Here’s the info to mark your calendars: The 89th Technical Exhibition and Conference is being held on Sept. 24- 28th at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Interesting fact: The Convention Center has 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space and is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation. Stay tuned… we’ll have more information (on even more events) on deck, coming up soon! Looking forward to see you...

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Louisville’s 2016 Budget for Water Main Restoration

Jan 13

Louisville’s 2016 Budget for Water Main Restoration

The Louisville Water Department has made important advancements in order to improve the functioning of the water systems. The current goal is to reduce the number of annual main breaks to less than 635 breaks per year. There are approximately 4,200 miles of water main in the system, ranging in size from six-inches in diameter to 60-inches.  Louisville Water will spend $21 million to inspect, repair and replace mains in its service area after the Board of Waterworks approved a $3 million increase in the money for infrastructure projects as part of the company’s 2016 budget. The estimated expense will be $12.4 million on the smaller pipes in the system and $8.9 million on the large transmission mains. For the larger mains, engineers will use robotic technology that moves through a main while it’s delivering water. Rates continue to be some of the lowest in the region. This year, the average price for a family using 5,000 gallons of water a month will be $23.77. This represents a 20-cent increase for each week or 80-cents a month. Louisville infrastructure dates back to 1860 and there is still one section of the original pipe in place. Louisville, SAVE THE DATE!! Perma-Liner Industries cordially invites you to the annual WWETT show! The Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show is happening on February 17th– 20th at the Indiana Convention Center.  You can expect to be well informed with hundreds of exhibits, educational sessions, entertainment, networking, and live demonstrations. Meet you there! Convention Center 100 South Capitol Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46225 U.S.A. This is the largest annual trade show of its kind, the WWETT Show attracts some 14,000 environmental service professionals and exhibitor personnel from 53 countries. Register now and...

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Lexington’s Operation Upstream for Storm Drains

Oct 01

Lexington’s Operation Upstream for Storm Drains

The City of Lexington is heading up a proactive community project: stenciling storm drains to prevent storm water pollution.  The community is coming together for the benefit of keeping pollutants that enter the waterways to a minimum. Many people do not know that storm drains lead directly to our waterways. Everything that enters a storm drain or storm inlet is washed into nearby streams, lakes, and rivers without going through a treatment plant. Only rainwater should go down the drain. Non-point source pollution, also called storm water runoff or urban runoff pollution, is caused when rainfall carries pollutants from roads, yards, buildings, and other surfaces into waterways. Because the pollution comes from many different places, it cannot be traced to a “point source” such as a factory or plant.  Pesticides, fertilizers, motor oil, paint, antifreeze, solvents, pet wastes, grass clippings, and yard waste can all harm our water sources if they end up in storm drains due to dumping or runoff.  Storm drains lead into a separate system, apart from the system that carries wastewater, and empties directly into our streams, rivers, and lakes. When motor oil is poured into the storm drain or pet waste is washed into an inlet, all of the bacteria and chemicals end up in the closest waterway. Storm drain stenciling helps educate citizens about water quality and tells people not to pour any chemicals or wastes down storm inlets or drains.  There are over 20,000 storm drains and inlets in Lexington so there are plenty to choose from.  Due to safety concerns, the City advises that you stencil in teams of 2-4 people. This allows at least one person to stencil while one person watches for traffic. The Division of Environmental Services has stenciling kits for you to sign out. Louisville, looking for a highly recommended plumber?  Perma-Liner Industries has partnered with the best 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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