Dallas’ Proactive Effort to Keep Sewers Unimpaired

Nov 30

Dallas’ Proactive Effort to Keep Sewers Unimpaired

The city of Dallas is keeping things moving with a united resolve, as the heavy rainfall of recent days has placed quite a burden on the sewer system. Residents in many neighborhoods have been affected by the record-setting rainfall. Sewer overflows have been tallied in amounts of 100,000 gallons and greater in several locations. The state requires public notifications for spills of more than 100,000 gallons or when a spill occurs within a half mile of drinking sources.  In most cases, an average household uses 100,000 gallons of water a year, both indoor and outdoor.  Overflows can be caused by the inflow and infiltration of stormwater into the collection system. Heavy rain places a burden on aging sewers that are not designed to hold rainfall or to drain from the property, broken pipes or improperly connected sewer service lines. The city has addressed the issue of faulty pipelines through an Integrated Pipeline Project- a 150-mile-long water transmission system. The pipeline is designed to help meet water demands within Dallas and surrounding counties. The city of Dallas will save up to $500 million in capital expenses and potentially more than $1 billion over the life of the project. The advanced infrastructure project has received awards for a cohesive effort in sustainability and design.   Grease disposal tip: plumbing problems can result from pouring grease and food scraps down household drains. Pipe blockage can be prevented by scraping the excess from plates, pots, pans, utensils, and grills into a can or the trash. The garbage disposal is no place for grease. Proper disposal of grease will keep it out of the sewer system and away from causing damage to sewage and drain pipes as well as the environment. A collective effort can help keep sewer systems free from back-ups and harmful debris. Contact us...

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Full Steam Ahead! Check Out Perma-Liner Industries 2016 Events Line Up!!

Aug 18

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 expect to see our live demonstrations in the comfortable outdoor setting of the Wisconsin State Fair Park. This Wastewater Equipment Fair will have an assortment of commercial, industrial and municipal gear to become familiarized with and you’ll be intrigued to learn about the many systems used for sewer cleaning and rehabilitations. Interesting fact: did you know the Milwaukee Mile is a one-mile long oval race track located at Wisconsin State Fair Park? It’s the oldest operating motor speedway in the world. Next up! WEFTEC. Folks, this is the super bowl of trade shows. Not to be missed, and acclaimed as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world. Also known for the most comprehensive show floor, this conference provides an unparalleled bird’s- eye view to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field. This is an event that will give you the chance to network with associates in the industry or just learn much more about the field of technology and water quality, treatments, equipment, and services. We’ll have our representatives there to answer questions, perform live demonstrations and provide resources to further your knowledge of the trenchless pipelining industry. Here’s the info to mark your calendars: The 89th Technical Exhibition and Conference is being held on Sept. 24- 28th at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Interesting fact: The Convention Center has 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space and is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation. Stay tuned… we’ll have more information (on even more events) on deck, coming up soon! Looking forward to see you...

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Texas, We’ve got the Plumber for You!

May 16

Texas, We’ve got the Plumber for You!

If you live in Texas, there’s one plumber you should know for sure. Perma-Liner Industries is proud to introduce Joe Rushing Plumbing as one of our certified installers. Joe has built a prime, top of the line business and cares about providing the best service to his customers. Joe Rushing has the highest quality plumber services and has been established in Lubbock for over 60 years and three generations.  Joe offers, not only trenchless pipeline rehabilitations, but an assortment of other home repairs.  Interestingly, the professionals at Joe Rushing drive what they like to call a “Warehouse on Wheels”. These vehicles carry all of the supplies needed to carry out all home repair services. By arriving at your home fully equipped, it lends itself to efficiency and saves you money. To schedule service and to find out how Joe can assist you with all of your home repairs including heating and air, restoration, and carpet cleaning services, go to www.joerushing.com or call 806-763-3988. Interesting fact: did you know The Environmental Education Initiative program, developed by the City of Dallas and SERL (Science Education Resource Lab), helps people of all ages understand where water comes from, how we use it, and where it goes? One of the educational components SERL uses is for elementary students, providing hands-on lessons taught by certified teachers. After tracking the program’s success, areas where the elementary-school programs were implemented showed reduced water use, by more than 500 gallons per month, in single-family homes. This adds up to more than 6,000 gallons per year for each home and a total savings of more than 22 million gallons of water per year for the entire target area. Certified Installers take note: Perma-Liner Industries would like to invite you to our Refresher Training (Perma-Lateral™ specific) that will take place on July 12th and 13th at our Clearwater facility!! Please plan on attending. Register by calling 1-866-336-2568 or Click Here! See you...

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Dallas Outlines In-Depth Water Conservation Agenda

May 12

Dallas Outlines In-Depth Water Conservation Agenda

The City of Dallas has introduced a progressive five year water conservation strategy. This Five-Year Work Plan serves as a road map for compliance with the State’s mandates. It also serves as a major component of the Long Range Water Supply Plan. This year’s work plan was developed through a multi-faceted approach that includes review of the previous water conservation planning efforts, as well as review of several water conservation programs, initiatives, data, and literature.  In order to formulate the most efficient plan of action, the city utilized water data which was examined to identify strategic areas to target for additional water conservation opportunities. Numerous water conservation strategies were evaluated using screening criteria, a benefit-cost analysis, and other means to determine their suitability for implementation during the five-year planning period. Some of the programs made available to residential customers consist of a Public Awareness Campaign, Toilet Rebate Programs, a Minor Plumbing Repair Program, Environmental Education Initiative and an Irrigation System Check-Up Program. The Dallas Utilities Department now offers free irrigation system inspections for residential and commercial customers. Inspectors also work with other city departments on proper maintenance and operation of city irrigation systems. The inspections include identification of potential system leaks, diagnosis of equipment malfunctions, and recommendations for equipment upgrades to enhance efficiency. Over 5,700 inspections have been performed since the program was launched. Projected water savings based on implemented recommendations is over 39 million gallons per year. Did you know, individual metering is required at all single-family residential locations? Most multi-family residential locations, such as apartments and condominiums, have individual metering for each building or designated water user. Dual metering is currently provided to some customers based on the individual needs of the user. Certified Installers take note: Perma-Liner Industries would like to invite you to our Refresher Training (Perma-Lateral™ specific) that will take place on July 12th and 13th at our Clearwater facility!! Please plan on attending. Register by calling 1-866-336-2568 or Click Here! See you...

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Tax Relief for Texans Affected by Floods

Apr 22

Tax Relief for Texans Affected by Floods

Victims of the severe storms and flooding that took place beginning on March 7, 2016 in parts of Texas may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The President has declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Texas. Following the recent disaster declaration for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the IRS has announced that affected taxpayers in Texas will receive tax relief. The declaration permits the IRS to postpone certain deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area. For instance, certain deadlines falling on or after March 7, and on or before July 15, 2016 have been postponed to July 15, 2016. This includes 2015 income tax returns normally due on April 18. The postponement of time to file and pay does not apply to information returns in the W-2, 1098, 1099 series, or to Forms 1042-S or 8027. Penalties for failure to timely file information returns can be waived under existing procedures for reasonable cause. Likewise, the postponement does not apply to employment and excise tax deposits. The IRS, however, will abate penalties for failure to make timely employment and excise tax deposits due on or after March 7 and on or before March 22, provided the taxpayer made these deposits by March 22, 2016. Affected taxpayers in a federally declared disaster area have the option of claiming disaster-related casualty losses on their federal income tax return for either the year in which the event occurred, or the prior year. Certified Installers take note: Perma-Liner Industries would like to invite you to our Refresher Training (Perma-Lateral ™specific) that will take place on July 12th and 13th at our Clearwater facility!! Please plan on attending. Register by calling 1-866-336-2568 or Click Here! See you...

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