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The Tampa Bay Area and the Terrible Two: Hermine and Matthew

The Tampa bay Area has been hit hard by the recent torrential rains, tropical storms, and hurricanes that have led to some disastrous flooding issues. When Hurricane Hermine pummeled its way into Florida’s Gulf Coast, it arrived coupled with the-all-too familiar concern of heavy rain, the wind, and destruction.  An overloaded system sent the city’s sewer into panic mode, once again flooding St. Petersburg’s water pipes and treatment tanks. Florida’s recent tropical storms and hurricanes have made their entrance with

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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

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Colin’s Commotion: The Sunshine State’s Rain Storm

When Tropical Storm Colin sent heavy rain across the Tampa Bay area, it caused delays in traffic, graduations, airline flights and more. Seemingly, no stone was left unturned including manholes and untreated sewage. Rain overwhelmed aging pipelines, some of which date back to the 1920’s, hence overflows. The city of St. Petersburg is now in the process of approval for investments to the city’s wastewater system. Upgrades are needed for capacity improvements and restructuring of an aged sewer system. Comparably,

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St. Petersburg Sewers Inundated from Local Storm

For residents in the St. Petersburg and surrounding cities, it’s been a rainy few weeks. Recently, a sewer overflow occurred due to stormy weather. The storm filled leaky pipes with water, doubling the normal amount of flow into the city’s sewer plants. This created a need for the city to pump at least two million gallons into Tampa Bay. A mixture of partially treated sewage, rainwater, groundwater and storm water will be pumped by a pipe about a quarter-of-a-mile into

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Sinkhole in Pinellas County Displaces Residents

The most significant aspects of Pinellas County’s geology, apart from its coastal beaches, are the water holding capacity of the limestone formations, the propensity of limestone to collapse and form sinkholes. Earlier this month, residents of Tarpon Springs experienced this phenomenon when a sinkhole caused at least seven nearby homes to evacuate. The sinkhole was estimated at 100 feet wide and 50 feet deep. The sinkhole also caused damage to a 30 inch sewer main which workers are in the

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Hillsborough River Ecosystem and Activities

The Hillsborough River State Park contains the state’s southernmost outcropping of Suwannee limestone. This outcropping creates a small set of rapids that are a rarity in Florida. The State Park is also perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.  Available activities include picnicking, nature trails, camping, hiking, paddling, bird watching and more. The Hillsborough River Greenways Task Force (HRGTF) was founded over twenty years ago by a group of concerned citizens (both in the public and private sectors) to investigate, plan, and implement

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Tampa Prepares for Flooding with Sewer Improvements

With the rainy season just a few months away, Tampa is resurrecting a plan to address some of the worst flooding in the city. The current plan is to alleviate most of the flooding issues with $250 million in drainage and sewer improvements. Last summer saw some of the worst flooding in years in South and West Tampa, as rain fell on the city for 11 straight days. Some businesses could not open because workers and customers could not get

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Wastewater Consolidation for Sewer Improvement

The Tampa area has recently begun sewer repairs which are expected to encounter traffic delays. Commuters on Gunn Highway in northwest Hillsborough County will experience some construction delays while new water and sewer lines are installed. Median crossovers and eastbound and westbound, inside travel lanes will be closed for 11 weeks in these two areas: between Lynn Turner Road and Hampton Park Boulevard, and between Veterans Expressway and Normandie Road. Temporary lane closings will be reopened at the end of

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University Of Tampa H.B. Plant Museum

The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 105 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves 8,037 students from 50 states and 140 countries. Approximately 60 percent of full-time students live on campus, and more than half of UT students are from Florida. When visiting campus, or perhaps taking a tour, the Henry B. Plant Museum is not to

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Florida Cities Offer Sewer Connection Assistance

Many Cities throughout Florida participate in the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) to fund and administer the Sewer Connection Assistance Program. The program assists eligible homeowners who live in neighborhoods impacted by the City’s septic to central sewer system program. The funds may be used to pay costs associated with connection to the sewer system, including:  City impact fees, City special assessment fees, private plumber sewer system connection fees. Up to $12,000 per housing unit is available, in the form

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