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A Dust Up Over Pipe Repair Work

There’s been some discord between Mulberry city administrators and the company hired to work on the city’s sewer repair project. The problem: a huge communication gap amongst the parties involved which needed a reset to continue the $4.2 million project to eliminate stormwater intrusion in the city’s wastewater system. Problems began when crews severed sewer lines to two houses while working on lines along Northeast First Avenue. The company had been working without incident since April repairing sewer lines throughout

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Tampa is on a Mission to Remodel, Reuse, and Reinvent Water Resources

A key part of solving the city’s sewage crisis lies within. That is: within the underground world of interconnected pipelines. For over two decades, Florida has been recognized as a national frontrunner in water reuse, with domestic wastewater facilities increasing their reuse capacity exponentially. Currently, approximately 738 million gallons per day of reclaimed water is being distributed statewide for optimal purposes. Reclaimed water from public access reuse systems is used to irrigate approximately 362,000 residences, 530 golf courses, 1,000 parks

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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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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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What Precipitates Sinkhole Events in Florida

As Florida’s population grows it expands into areas which may be potentially more susceptible to sinkhole formation. Therefore, more sinkholes are being witnessed and reported. There are several factors to consider in the formation of a sinkhole. Such as: Hydrologic conditions, including lack of rainfall, lowered water levels, or, conversely, excessive rainfall in a short period of time, can all contribute to sinkhole development.  Sinkholes form naturally under standard geologic and hydro geologic conditions throughout much of Florida. Additional stresses

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Home Improvement (DIY) Educational Program

The City of Tampa Water Department partners with Hillsborough County Public Schools Technical Education Centers and the Hillsborough Education Foundation to help qualifying customers attend either a Home Improvement course at Erwin Technical Center. The scholarship DIY program is an 8 week course and begins in January. The Tuition scholarships are provided as vouchers. One scholarship voucher is available to any City of Tampa water account holder in good standing. The named account holder or their documented authorized agent can

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Water Pumped From Sinkhole for Hillsborough River

The Southwest Florida Water Management District, or SWIFTMUD, is asking the state for permission to pump up to 3.9 million gallons of water per day from a sinkhole known as the Morris Bridge Sink. The sinkhole is in northeast Hillsborough County in the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve.  If the Florida Department of Environmental Protection approves, this would be used to boost the flow of the river during dry periods. In the past, the river flowed with enough volume to keep

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