Dallas-Fort Worth: An Impressive Aviation History

Jul 21

Dallas-Fort Worth: An Impressive Aviation History

The city of Dallas has big plans ahead for The DFW International Airport. A project including renovations to the terminals, rehabilitations of the airfields, as well as several utility infrastructure upgrades is underway. The airport also plans to build a second end-around taxiway to help ease congestion, particularly during peak arrival and departure times during the day. The extensive improvement projects are expected to be ongoing- for up to ten years- until a full completion has been obtained. All told, the airport has approximately 360,000 linear feet of sewer pipelines and 760,000 linear feet of water lines which were built over forty years ago. Since the 1940’s, 70,000 airplanes have been built in North Texas. Their estimated economic impact, not including the infrastructure associated with them, has put $1 trillion into the local economy. One in five jobs in North Texas is aviation related-among the highest concentrations of aviation jobs in the United States- with 140,000 people working just at DFW International Airport. Sixty-three million passengers pass through Texas airports annually, with DFW alone generating $44 billion a year to the North Texas economy. Fun fact: Fort Worth Aviation Museum’s 26 warbirds span the time period from 1943 to the present. To be considered for the collection, an aircraft must meet one or more of the following collection policy criteria: The aircraft must have a relationship to aviation history in North Texas through manufacture or use. • The aircraft must be used for observation or Forward Air Controller. • The aircraft must have been utilized by Forward Air Controllers The Fort Worth Aviation Museum is a great place to learn more about the history of aeronautics! This unique museum includes exhibits and an air park of 24 airplanes. The museum hosts a celebration each year to commemorate the first powered airplane flight in Fort Worth’s...

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The University of Texas Develops Trouble-Free Infrastructure Tool

Jan 30

The University of Texas Develops Trouble-Free Infrastructure Tool

The Center for Infrastructure Modeling and Management at the University of Texas will develop and improve an open source water infrastructure model. This will be used as an important tool, in order to assist communities throughout the city, with issues pertaining to their water infrastructures. The city of Dallas, as well as the vast majority of cities statewide, are struggling to manage flooding and pollution from storm water runoff, and climate change. The University’s mission is to demonstrate how neighborhoods can utilize green infrastructures to combat many of the present day challenges relating to stormwater management. One of the implemented tools will consist of an interactive website; to allow for community engagement with residents who are interested in water infrastructure modeling. The focus will primarily be on cities, water, and energy, as well as the greater implementation of tools to solve more of the substantially related difficulties. The Storm Water Management Model- a water quality simulation model used throughout the world- will be the most valuable tool for planning, analysis, and design related to storm water runoff, sewers, and other drainage systems. The current difficulties range from water losses due to leaks in decaying infrastructure, to the public health hazards of contamination. Interesting fact: Dallas did you know? Residents can estimate monthly water charges- based on the amount of gallons you expect to consume for the month- using an online calculator. This will be based on a 30-day billing cycle. Your actual residential water charges may vary depending on any rate changes. If you have an account with more than one meter, you will need to run the calculator for each meter. An example of use: if you want to estimate the cost of 5,000 gallons of water, enter 50 in the designated space; if you want to estimate 10,000 gallons, enter...

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Dallas Schedules Sewer Maintenance and Sewer Overflow Advisory

Jan 10

Dallas Schedules Sewer Maintenance and Sewer Overflow Advisory

The city of Dallas has a worklist for the New Year that includes the extensive rehabilitation of streets and sidewalks and much-needed sewer overhauls. Recently, the city experienced a large sewer overflow, due to a pipeline collapse in a residential neighborhood. The estimated overflow was more than 300,000 gallons, making the upgrades even more imperative. The city is currently advising homeowner’s to use caution when using water supply wells. Preferably, use only water that has been distilled or boiled for at least one minute for all personal uses including drinking, cooking, and bathing. Residents with private water wells should have their well water tested and disinfected, if necessary, prior to discontinuing distillation or boiling. In an effort to correct the flooding the city has sustained, as well as enhance the sewer system, the Sewer Rehabilitation Project was recently approved and is currently underway. The project will systematically address a portion of the city’s pipelining infrastructures which will include a 42-inch trunk line running along the west side of the city. The rehabilitation project is anticipated to continue through the year. Construction experts and the city’s engineering consultants are collaborating on a five-area plan for the upcoming repairs.   Looking for a volunteer opportunity in Dallas? The city has created an experimental and creative way for local residents to get involved.  Volunteers throughout Dallas, as well as neighboring cities, will have the opportunity to collect and test water samples from water bodies just like the ones you find in your backyard. The results will then be made part of a statewide database for all residents of Texas to be able to monitor the results. It’ll be a fun way to spend time with your family, or perhaps even a means to get volunteer hours for a school requirement. Whatever the case may be, it will be an enjoyable learning...

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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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Denton Incorporates Star Treatment for Sewer System

Oct 27

Denton Incorporates Star Treatment for Sewer System

The sewer system serving the City of Denton is being made over with an enhanced treatment program. The City’s Utility department has been growing and implementing a better approach to the maintenance of those systems in disrepair while simultaneously getting a handle on some of those growing pains. Sophisticated software and attentive deployment of manpower get the credit. Denton’s growth required the city to begin replacing existing sewer pipe with larger-diameter lines.  Officials began developing a master plan to identify pipe requirements for adequate capacity in response to increased demand. The task began with putting in more than 80 data points for every sewer line in the system. Each line was then graded on a scale from 1 to 100 for the priority of correcting problems that could lead to failure: the higher the number, the higher the priority. After completing those ratings, Denton followed up by using the information to organize its sewer line cleaning program into one, five, and 10-year cleaning cycles. Recently installed PVC lines in a new subdivision were put on a 10-year cleaning and inspection program. Smaller lines in older parts of the community, put on a five-year schedule. Lines deemed to be at the greatest risk, as well as lines serving high-volume sources like restaurants or apartment complexes, are scheduled to be checked annually.  Denton also changed its approach to CCTV inspection, again based on the priority rankings. Denton’s asset management program has grown so robust it even includes trees. At the University of North Texas, located in the city, researchers have mapped Denton’s tree canopy using satellite imagery. Because of Denton’s use of technology and equipment Denton has cut wet-weather overflow volume by 99.5 percent, and instances of choked sewer mains – whether from roots, clogs or other problems- have fallen by as much as 94...

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Hewitt’s Long Term Capital Improvement Plan

Oct 13

Hewitt’s Long Term Capital Improvement Plan

Hewitt City Council is issuing more than $8.5 million in certificates of obligation for water and wastewater repairs that will require an increase to residents’ water and sewer rates. Without previous rate adjustments, the city was unable to put away funds for capital improvements, leaving major damage to the water and wastewater infrastructure.  About $3.8 million of that total is a required payment to the Waco Metropolitan Area Regional Sewerage System for its $42 million capital improvement project.  The city is a part of the regional system, a joint wastewater treatment effort among the cities of Bellmead, Hewitt, Lacy Lakeview, Lorena, Robinson, Waco and Woodway. The projects included have been on the city’s long-term capital improvements plan.  Proposed work includes about $150,000 to decommission the aging Dane Lift Station; about $1.7 million for Interstate 35 waterline improvements; $130,000 for a sewer line extension; $580,000 to replace the sewer line near Travis Lake and Oklahoma Avenue; $1.6 million to remove the aging Conventry Lift Station; and $650,000 to replace the Black Diamond Lift Station. Reminder Hewitt residents: On October 17th the Brush and Bulk collection site will be open to drop off large amounts of brush or large items like stumps, old chairs, etc. Each person will have to provide a current Hewitt water bill. Dallas, Perma-Liner Industries has great news!   We’ve got a profit making powerhouse in our inventory and it’s our 22 foot Perma-Main™ Top Gun Trailer system.  Training is included with this package deal and it’s our best ‘turn-key’ solution we have for you to replace a conventional dig.  This impressive system can rehabilitate 6”-10” diameter pipelines. It also comes with a zero down, no payment for 90 days offer.  Call us or go online to find out more. 1-866-336-2568 or...

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