San Diego and Border Counties Need Major Sewer Overhaul

San Diego and Border Counties Need Major Sewer Overhaul

Rivers around San Diego County are continually seeing raw sewage and industrial pollution poured into them due to the government’s spending on rehabilitating and focusing on sewer projects. The decline in aid has been dramatic until recently. Congress has now started to put more money toward combating water pollution near the border. The newly enacted federal spending bill includes $15 million for the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program, a $5 million increase from last year and the highest amount since 2010. The toxic pollutants from raw sewage and industrial waste flowing into California border communities has created serious health concerns

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Cured-In-Place-Pipelining Demonstration Days July 18 – 19

Perma-Liner Industries, LLC. to Hold Live Cured-In-Place-Pipelining Demonstration Days and Educational Sessions Open House will be held in Anaheim, Cali. on July 18 – 19 ANAHEIM, Cali. – With state-of-the-art technology options, it is not necessary to dig up aging or failing pipes to repair them. There is an efficient and cost-effective way to repair these pipes called the Cured-In-Place-Pipe (CIPP) method. Perma-Liner™ Industries, LLC. (“Perma-Liner”), the leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials in North America, is holding an Open House from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on July 18 – 19 at its Anaheim,

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Epoxy vinyl ester resin brings many advantages to CIPP industry

Perma-Liner™ Industries, LLC. (“Perma-Liner”), the leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials in North America, is introducing a new high-performance epoxy vinyl ester resin called Perma-Liner™ Vinyl Ester. The resin is Bisphenol-A Epoxy-based dissolved in styrene and is available now for purchase. “We are excited to introduce our newest resin into our already broad spectrum of products,” said Jerry D’Hulster, president of Perma-Liner Industries, LLC. “The high-performance epoxy vinyl ester resin offers an excellent balance of corrosion and performance properties. It will allow Perma-Liner to expand to new markets with its unique capabilities.” The new resin

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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

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Baja California’s Hurricane and Sewer Forecast Gain Momentum

America’s Finest City is currently experiencing a beach hazard advisory due to a high degree of winds and surf conditions. A hurricane named Eugene has taken landfall, making it necessary for swimmers to use extreme caution as the undertow is strong and the surf is high. Hurricane Eugene generated wave energy that landed on San Diego County with greater strength than anticipated. The surf will produce dangerous rip currents along the entire coastline. The hurricane unleashed in nearby Baja California, bringing the inclement weather surging over to San Diego. Incidentally, Baja is also in the midst of a sewer rehabilitation

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San Diego’s Safe, Sound and Sustainable Recycled Water

In San Diego, recycled water has become a resourceful and useful means of local water supply. The recycled water is used to irrigate fairgrounds, golf courses, parks, as well as school properties. Recently, the Reclamation system was upgraded to include an additional reservoir, as well as more distribution pipelines. The advanced water treatment system has greatly improved the city’s recycled water quality. Additionally, the recycled water salinity levels have been significantly reduced, which is a major benefit for homeowners using the water for irrigation. The arid San Diego area relies heavily on water imported from the Colorado River and Northern

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San Diego’s Sensible Water Leak Conservation: Perks Included!

Residents of America’s Finest City will be able to take part in a variety of fun, resourceful events this month. It’s Fix a Leak Week and there are several activities and promotions happening city-wide! Also, San Diegans may be able to take part in a financial incentive on water leak repairs. Did you know that household leaks are estimated to waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water a year- nationwide? That’s enough to serve the annual needs of 11 million homes. This is a well-heeled reminder to check for any undetected leaks throughout your home. Consider your sinks, bathtubs,

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San Diego Safeguards Water with Smart Planting

San Diego is one of the many cities across California that is well-suited for the use of landscaping as a means of conservation.  Many local residents are intent on taking part in a workshop the city is now offering. The program is designed to assist homeowners with smart planting tactics, specific to the ongoing climate advisories.  The workshop is free of charge and will provide homeowners with the basic ‘how-to’ for water saving landscape reassembling. Information will be provided on soil, design, turf removal, plant selection, planning, irrigation, implementation and more. These are all the elements needed for a water-efficient

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California Cities Setup Cultivated Use of Water

Many cities throughout California are conscientious of recycling and have been for the long term. But recycling water has now become a magnified topic as the drought persists. Recently researchers at UCLA have addressed the topic of recycled water being collected from sewer systems and then purified. At first glance, it may sound appealing. However it is a resourceful-even novel- idea as this form of water can be used to irrigate places like parks, lawns and golf courses. The subsequent health benefits of this process are not only being observed but commended. A study has analyzed the varying methods that

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Know your Sewer System- Prepare for a Disaster

When a natural disaster occurs, it’s important to know how to protect yourself and your belongings. It’s a good idea to know the basics in order to be safe and prepared.  Be sure to strap down your water heater so it meets safety codes. Consider hiring a professional plumber for this.  In California, when an earthquake strikes you’ll need to identify the location of your home’s water, gas and electric main shutoffs valves and switches.  Remove all flammable liquids from the living areas of your home. Put them in the garage or another outside storage area. To help prevent a

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San Diego Protects Sewer Systems and Conserves the Environment with Trees

San Diego is known for its great gardens, parks and even hot-air ballooning in majestic skies. But there’s more. Communities all throughout the city are decidedly protecting the environment, at large, by using trees for the benefit of infrastructure systems and conservation. Recently, the nearby city of Carlsbad approved a project to use the resources an assortment of native plants, including western sycamore, western cottonwood, coast live oak, California blackberry, and more. The city will spend approximately $600,000 for these improvements for the environment. The project is part of the city’s Habitat Management Plan, which is designed to preserve and

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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

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History of Drought and Flooding: San Francisco, San Diego

From San Francisco all the way down to San Diego and throughout the state, storms are getting weaker in terms of how much precipitation there is per day (in each storm). However, the storms are getting longer. Storms last an extra day or a few days longer. All over the state people are also having trouble with their groundwater. Every time the temperature goes up 1 degree, the potential evaporation increases by 4 percent. Scientists have analyzed the drought and estimated approximately 20 percent of the drought was caused, not by lack of rain, but by the temperature which caused

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San Diego Successful Strategy for Sewer Conditioning

San Diego is part of a semi-arid coastal desert environment that averages only 9.3 inches of rainfall annually. Less than one-fourth of San Diego’s water is of local origin, collected as runoff in the City’s nine reservoirs. The City is participating in a Water Conservation Program that consists of a diverse strategy aimed at reducing San Diego’s dependency and demand on imported water.  Profitable, cost- effective measures have been achieved by creating a water conservation plan that includes using water saving techniques in everyday life, adopting beneficial programs, and applying policies and ordinances designed to promote water conservation practices. Another

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Carlsbad’s Strategy to Sustain Water Supply

The City of Carlsbad is revising and extending their resources for the purpose of infrastructure improvements, and meeting the rising demands of the Water Utility. The persistent drought has caused the city to strive for inventive ways for the limited water supply go further to accommodate needs. Recycled water from the plant will replace potable water, now used to irrigate a nearby golf course and other areas. It can also be transmitted into a new storage reservoir, currently in construction. The use of recycled H2O is conducive to lowering costs and safeguarding the interests of the community. The Carlsbad recycling plant

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San Diego and the Reconditioning of Infrastructure

With more than 2,500 miles of roads, nearly 5,000 miles of sidewalks, and a maze of underground pipes and sewer lines, San Diego focal point is on improving the infrastructure that has been in need of repair.  Sewer structures along with libraries, police and fire stations, parks, streets, and storm drains are up for renewal.  It is thought that basic infrastructure investments have been delayed due to the pension crisis and Great Recession.  There have been water main breaks, sinkholes and dilapidated passageways in aging areas of the city, that have been on stand-by for maintenance until now .  The

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2-Mile Sewer Line Project for Carlsbad and Vista

Carlsbad and Vista have teamed up to launch a two-year, $64.2 million sewer project that includes the replacement of a key pump station and a 2-mile main pipeline to the Encinitas treatment plant.  The pump station will be expanded to carry up to 33 million gallons of raw sewage on a daily basis. The station pushes the effluent uphill through a pressurized line (or force main) where gravity carries it the rest of the way to the treatment plant. About two-thirds of the effluent is from Vista, and the city has agreed to pay about two-thirds of the project’s cost.

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San Diego’s State-of-the-Art Desalination Plant

The City of San Diego is now home to the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced seawater desalination Plant. The treatment center has already produced more than 1.5 billion gallons of locally controlled water for San Diego County, helping to minimize the region’s susceptibility to the statewide drought. The Carlsbad Desalination Plant is the result of a 30-year Water Purchase Agreement between the plant’s developer and owner, Poseidon Water (a private company that partners with public agencies to deliver water infrastructure projects), and the San Diego County Water Authority for the production of up to 56,000 acre-feet of water per

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San Diego’s Winter Water Usage Advisory

In the City of San Diego, everyone has a San Diego water bill that includes a flat sewer rate. The rate is based on the water used during the previous winter. Instead of charging each customer a flat dollar amount, the city attaches an amount based on your usage, which covers the cost of running the sewer system. The City has implemented a winter monitoring period to calculate sewer charges on your bill from December through March. Once the monitoring period is over, a flat rate for your sewer bill is calculated and included in your monthly bill for the

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Graywater Use and Surveys in San Diego

Leaks and over-irrigation can cause significant waste. The City offers water conservation services to help customers achieve savings. Free-of-charge water surveys are available to City of San Diego’s water customers. As part of this program, a water conservation representative will tour a property to identify leaks and water-saving opportunities.  Participants can receive water-saving equipment and information, including low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, and other free items. The representative will also evaluate landscapes and irrigation systems. Since this program emphasizes customer education, it is important the resident be present at the time of the survey. Surveys include: Residential Interior and Exterior Surveys,

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