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 initiative the City has had successes in is the Sewer Spill Reduction Program. This program aims to use aggressive strategies in the prevention of sewer overflows. The key elements of the program include cleaning all 3,000 miles of the Municipal Sewerage System and developing a system-wide cleaning schedule; televising and assessing the condition of more than 1,200 miles of the oldest and most problematic sewer lines in the system; and increasing the miles of sewer lines, replaced or rehabilitated, from 15 miles per year to 45 miles per year. The results of the program have been remarkable and have assisted in San Diego’s overall efforts in sewer spill reduction. The program’s success is also seen in the reduction of beach closures as a result of sewer spills.
Interesting fact: The Port of San Diego is the fourth largest of the 11 ports in California. It was created by the state legislature in 1962. Did you know, four 69-foot tall beer tanks recently arrived at the Port of San Diego? The 24-ton fermentation and storage tanks will be used to brew all of the main production beers in Miramar.
Certified Installers take note: Perma-Liner Industries would like to invite you to our Refresher Training (Perma-Lateral™ specific) that will take place on July 12th and 13th at our Clearwater facility!! Please plan on attending. Register by calling 1-866-336-2568 or Click Here! See you then!