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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Arlington is on a Roll with Sewer Robots

Jun 13

Arlington is on a Roll with Sewer Robots

The city of Arlington has come up with an ingenious way to keep tabs on water quality. Along with the University of Texas at Arlington, the city has collaborated on the use of robots for sewers. The cost to the city is expected to be less than half the cost of hiring a complete service to run a robot and interpret the data. A floating robot will be equipped with a high-definition video camera, a laser to scan the concrete pipe above the water line and sonar to scan below. It will be pulled through the pipes on a cable. The city has 1,222 miles of sewer pipe, but the robot’s workplace will be 48 miles of the largest concrete pipes, which range from 24 inches to 66 inches in diameter. The deployment of robotic technology is also a means to cut water loss. The robot, equipped with a high-resolution camera and special sensors, will be designed to detect leaks and flaws in pipe that can’t be seen from above ground. The city is currently seeking to determine whether the entire section of the 30-year-old water main should be replaced at an estimated $1 million or spot repairs could be made for less. This project will have several phases, including traditional infrastructure upgrades. Costs will also be reduced through more timely repairs and reduction of emergency situations. Interesting fact: the city of Arlington is requesting of residents using rain barrels, to use containers specifically designed as rain barrels. In lieu of buckets, garbage cans or other homemade containers. Other suggestions include: • Be sure to always remove the water that pools at the top of the rain barrel at least once or twice a week. • If possible, place your rain barrel on a surface that will soak up any water that overflows so it doesn’t pool and create a mosquito habitat. • Regularly inspect your rain barrel system. Check for cracks or...

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Arlington’s Revamping Overhaul of Sewer Pipe Lines

Apr 05

Arlington’s Revamping Overhaul of Sewer Pipe Lines

The city of Arlington is implementing the process of replacing 2 percent of its water infrastructure. This is expected to be an annual endeavor for the city in an effort to maintain an ongoing gap analysis on the expected average lifespan of their water infrastructure.  The city’s most current project is replacing 10,200 linear feet of 6-inch water pipe in east Arlington near B.C. Barnes Park, using the cured-in-place pipe lining method for its sanitary sewer and waterlines.  The city also recently teamed with the University of Texas at Arlington to embark on a high-tech examination of 48 miles of large-diameter sewer pipelines. The project, which will start next month and last three years, will assist city officials determine the lifetime of vital sewer pipe and give the officials a way to isolate smaller areas for replacement. After a particularly rainy spring, one of the city’s major sanitary sewer lines collapsed. While making repairs, workers discovered that its walls had eroded away, which became the catalyst for several other rehabilitations throughout the city.  Partnering with UT Arlington offered a cost-effective solution that also takes advantage of the proximity of highly regarded experts at the UTA College of Engineer’s Center for Structural Engineering. The university and city workers will deploy a robotic unit that records video, sonar and laser data into sewer pipes in the city that measure 24 inches or larger.  The main purpose in doing so is to avoid the reoccurrence of sewer line failures. Arlington’s sewer pipe have been found to have an average of 31 years. Save the Dates: Perma-Liner Industries has a lineup of events for you to attend!  All are invited to come to one, or if you’re adventurous, all of our LIVE DEMOS coming up in April and May. You can go to www.perma-liner.com to register and find out more but first…here are the dates and locations to save: We’ll be in Seattle April 27th, Chicago May 4th and Philadelphia May 18th. You can expect to have our knowledgeable staff showing you the latest CIPP technology. We want to see you...

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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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