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Tampa: Sewage Paradise?

When people think of paradise, they think of sunshine, warm temperatures, and Florida, and that includes those in Tampa. But what you don’t think about are the streets of this paradise flooded with 20 million gallons of sewage and wastewater daily. Well, it almost happened if city workers had not come across a sewer line issue while making a different repair. The location of the issue would have meant catastrophic ramifications to the city of Tampa and its residents. Nearly

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Sewer pipe repairs coming to St. Pete Beach

Sewer pipe repairs coming to St. Pete Beach

Residents and business owners in St. Pete Beach will soon be faced with some much-needed upgrades. But not all are pleased since the construction will be pretty much brought to their doorsteps and last about 18 months. Two big projects and upgrades coming to the St. Pete Beach community are placing existing electrical utilities underground and upgrading the city’s aging sewer systems. The first part of the project will begin in January. St. Pete Beach’s sewer system is so old

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Sewer Crisis in Florida

There are numerous examples throughout the state of Florida that have to do with sewage spills. And these sewage spills are causing more problems that include failing wastewater systems, which, in turn, forces problems with the state’s aging infrastructure. But the biggest problem: no clear solutions for a funding fix. Since the early 200s, deteriorating sewers have released 1.6 billion gallons of wastewater, much of it polluting the state’s estuaries and oceans, according to a recent analysis of state environmental

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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