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City of Tampa Brings ‘A’ Game to Amend Sewer System

The city of Tampa has seen its share of heavy rain and Tropical Storm events. This has caused not only a debacle due to aging, unstable pipelines, but a heightened concern for street flooding. Cities throughout Central Florida, such as the Tampa Bay, are tackling stormwater maintenance and leaving no stone unturned. Getting the sewer system to cooperate during storms is a serious task. Pipelines on major thoroughfares in Greater Tampa are being cleaned and functioning to a level that

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Tampa Has Dedication to Sewer Adherence- and A Pelican Brief

The Greater Tampa Bay area has been proactively maintaining the sewer systems by investing largely in order to minimize sewer overflows. Multi-million dollar rehabilitation projects are scheduled to bring the sewer system up to date. The process will be ongoing throughout this year and beyond and will involve a collective effort among city workers and residents to complete. The maintenance will include sealing pipes and manholes to reduce rainwater inflow and groundwater infiltration in the collection system, as well as

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Tampa and the American Alligator: A Sewer Story

If you reside in Florida, you have seen an alligator. They are a natural part of existence due to an ever-growing population and over 1,000 miles of coastline and numerous marshes and rivers. Official data suggests that there may be more than 1.25 million alligators in Florida’s waters. The easiest way to see a gator is to go to one of the many zoos and alligator farms, but if you want to see these impressive reptiles in the wild, there

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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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