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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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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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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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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 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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Sewer System Record Keeping For UC at San Diego

The University of California at San Diego has a task oriented and carefully documented system for reporting sanitary sewer overflows when they occur. The goal for the UC San Diego’s Sewer System Management Plan is to schedule and properly manage, operate, and maintain all parts of the sanitary sewer system, as well as to identify effective notification and response procedures that will be used to address sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). The Environment, Health & Safety Department is required to maintain detailed documentation of SSOs for at least five years. Maintaining these records will help EH&S track the number of spills

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San Diego’s Regional Water Quality Control Board

San Diego’s Water Board is offering opportunities for the community to become involved in the future of water quality. There are informative workshops and meetings that the public can attend to provide an opportunity for discussion, receive information, and input from the board on various proposed issues.  A list of topics include: The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Permit and Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems and Draining the Watersheds within the San Diego Region. The workshops will be conducted by a professional facilitator. Two or more San Diego Water Board members may be present

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San Mateo’s Cost Sharing Program for Sewer Laterals

San Mateo has developed an alternative plan for rehabilitating sewer laterals due to excessive sanitary sewer overflows. This is caused by inflow and infiltration from leaky sewer laterals. The City has implemented a cost sharing program designed to assist the homeowner in the event of a sewer mishap.  Grants of 50% of the sewer lateral repair, with a cap of $3,000 are available to owner occupied, single family residences with household incomes below $82,000.  For homeowners that are not eligible for grants, low interest loans, up to $6,000 are available to owner-occupied, single family residences, regardless of income.  The private

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Sonora’s Lateral Line Leak

The City of Sonora and its aging water line has sustained a significant overflow from a fire hydrant lateral with an approximate 90,000 gallons of water flowing from an 80 year old copper pipeline.  The City Of Sonora has now implemented plans to rehabilitate the existing water main.  Nearby residents have expressed concern over similar leaks in the past. The City is prioritizing the effect of recent overflows and the impact it has had on the community at large. Fun Facts: San Diego is the second largest city in California and the eight largest city in USA, with approximately 2.9

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Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

Many of us are experiencing a rainy season now that summer is in full swing.  Along with the sunny delights and fanfare this time of year brings, there is also a need to think about the proper functioning of our drainage systems where we live.  It is important to know to what extent a drainage issue is prevalent.  In order to do this, a qualified fully licensed professional is needed for drain pipe cleaning. This will also maximize your awareness of the health of the pipelines in your home.  Here are a few suggestions when seeking the help of an

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San Diego: Its Sewers and Animals

There have been a couple of incidents, just this year, of animals getting lodged in sewer openings. Thankfully, they were rescued putting concerned residents at ease. However, not before creating an unwelcomed imagery of what could be loitering in our homes.  But what are the best practices for keeping our animals (and residents) safe in our attractive City?  Since smaller animals, mice and rats for instance, have a better chance of gaining entry into the sewer system, one idea would be to install metal grates for floor drains.  Wouldn’t that be better than the arrival of a ‘pocket pet’ in

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Sewer and Water 101

Summer is indeed here in all its glory.  We know that means rainfall is here, too.  In fact, in many parts of the Country we have had record setting storms.  Precipitation can heavily contribute to an overloaded sewer system.  As a nation, we have over 700 communities that utilize combined sewer systems.  There are some Cities that have separate sewer systems but this is no small financial investment.  Even so, municipalities have the burden of making sure these systems are functioning. It can pose a health risk and even more financial strain if they are not. There are small contributions

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