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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DALLAS- You’re On! The WEQ Fair is HERE this year!

Mar 22

DALLAS- You’re On! The WEQ Fair is HERE this year!

The city of Dallas has got it going on!! Lots of things happening here on behalf of new and improved water infrastructure systems. Not only has the city replaced and upgraded all of their water meters for better accuracy, established extensive programs to assist homeowners with their utilities, as well as investing in several current projects to enhance water, wastewater and storm drainage systems city-wide. While the city is on a transformative pathway to ‘all things better’ for vital infrastructures, even statewide, there is also a timely plan to host the 2nd annual Wastewater Equipment Fair, also known as-WEQ.  Save the date! It’s happening next month on April 4th and 5th. Last year’s inaugural event for the Fair was a great success with many who attended the event. This year is expected to be twice the attendance in Big D! The event will take place in Fair Park-Lot 12A and will be outdoors. Expect to be impressed with a full line up and display of Perma-Liner Industries demonstrations and equipment, as well as industrial wastewater equipment that will include sewer cleaning, inspection camera systems, vacuum trucks, pumps and more. The schedule of events will begin at noon on Tuesday, April 4. This is a hands-on event so you’ll really get a close up look at all of the equipment that has made the water industry the integral component that it is today. Whether you’re already in Dallas or perhaps need to take a drive or fly, come on out to see us. We’re looking forward to you being there! Here’s the Perma-Liner...

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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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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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