Kansas City takes the City by Storm (And Storm Drain)

Jun 26

Kansas City takes the City by Storm (And Storm Drain)

Kansas City has been busy revamping the sewer mains and pipelines in order to thwart the problematic sewer overflows. Before this, a comprehensive water main replacement program was launched which included a detailed plan. Mainly, to keep the 2,800-mile water main matrix working up to better standards. In years’ past, the city had experienced over 1800 water main breaks. Currently, the program is anticipating the replacement of the sewer pipelines in a process time of up to 30 miles a year. Due to drought concerns, the city is also keeping water-saving tactics at the forefront of this initiative. In conjunction with addressing water main stability, the additional sewer rehabilitation project is well underway. Did you know that the city uses dye, or essentially food coloring, to test the efficiency of the sewer system? This is done on a daily basis to prevent sewer overflows and basement backups. Interestingly, red dye is used to confirm the location of a service line to a property. Green is used for cave-ins and sinkholes and also in storm drains, which may lead to a common sighting of green dye in the local stream or creek. Sewer advisory just in…the city has alerted residents in the area near 200 W. 94th Street of a sewer overflow.  At the time of the incident, the overflow was ongoing and spilling less than one-half gallon per minute. The manhole and sewer are located on the bank of Dyke Branch Creek.  Wastewater has entered the creek but has been contained by repair and bypass pumping. Kansas City, Perma-Liner Industries would like to invite you to our exciting summer event! If you missed our Open House this month in California, no worries! Come to our Delaware Open House next month! Stay tuned for all of the details. It’s taking place from July18th-20th. We want to see you there, and as always, we’ll have our experienced crew demonstrating equipment and all the latest in CIPP. Make a plan to attend and see you...

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Hutchinson’s Sewer Maintenance Division: A Look Inside

Apr 08

Hutchinson’s Sewer Maintenance Division: A Look Inside

Do you ever wonder what tasks your Sewer Maintenance Department perform and how it operates? The city of Hutchinson, for instance, has a staff of 11 people who are responsible for keeping infrastructures maintained and working properly. The specific tasks include taking customer’s requests, construction maintenance, cleaning maintenance, inspections and evaluations of the sewer systems. Maintenance activities include inspection, cleaning, flushing, and repairs of the approximately 240 miles of sewer lines and over 5,200 manholes. The majority of the city is served by gravity sewer lines ranging in pipe size from 6 to 48 inches in diameter. The majority of the sewer pipe is 8-inch diameter and is typically considered to have a lower volume of water. Sometimes there is not enough water discharged by homes and businesses to keep solids and debris flowing downstream. The Sewer Maintenance division cleaning crews use the flush trucks to flush water into the sanitary system through the manholes. There are approximately 70 miles of storm sewer pipes and well over 3,000 manholes, inlets, and catch basins to maintain. The construction maintenance crew has 2 main responsibilities: repair and replace existing sanitary lines, repair and replace existing manholes. On occasion, they install short segments of new sanitary sewers for city owned projects. The construction maintenance crew’s responsibilities are basically the same as they are for the sanitary sewers… repair and replace existing storm pipe, basin, and inlet infrastructure. The construction crews use their wide variety of skills in the same manner to complete repairs and replacement of storm infrastructure. Using equipment such as backhoes and skid steers, reading blueprints, determining and maintaining grades or elevations, carpentry, laying brick, and pouring concrete are just a few of the skills.  It takes teamwork, dedication and know-how to keep the sewer systems operating efficiently. 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...

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The Home Repair Program in Kansas City

Nov 17

Many Municipalities offer a sewer line repair program to help offset the expenses a homeowner incurs during replacement of their sewer lateral.  North Kansas City offers a program which is broader and encompasses more home repairs.  The Minor Home Repair Discount Program: this program is intended to provide incentives through discounts for material and basic supplies for exterior home repairs. Encourage continued maintenance of properties.  Provide outreach to citizens, bringing awareness of minimum maintenance regulations.  Assist with resources and reduce costly code enforcement action.  Focus on minor exterior repairs and improvements such as exterior paint, windows, flashing, roof, gutters, foundations, exterior walls, porches and entryway sidewalks and create a sense of community by encouraging leaseholders to work with property owners. The program will offer Discount Vouchers for material and supplies. (Voucher discounts cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or coupons).  Vouchers can be redeemed to purchase materials and supplies at participating North Kansas City businesses. Discounts apply to materials and supplies from approved materials list.  Vouchers will be offered to any North Kansas City homeowner or long term occupant/leaseholder.  Recipients may also be eligible to apply for future incentives. Upon approval, vouchers can be redeemed at participating North Kansas City businesses for materials and supplies from approved materials list:  Paint, Paint supplies such as: paintbrushes, rollers, paint tray, scraper, tape, sandpaper, caulking, drop cloth, plastic,  House trim materials,  Roofing material , Concrete, asphalt and mortar supplies, Siding, Guttering, Window repair,  Porch stairs, railing and guards, Fencing,.  Tools do not qualify for discount.  Approved materials may very per vendor. Kansas City, looking for plumbing assistance?  Perma-Liner Industries has partnered with the most qualified, certified professionals in your area.  For our best referral please call us or go online to www.perma-liner.com/1-866-336-2568: The Home Repair Program in Kansas...

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Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

Jul 17

Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

Many of us are experiencing a rainy season now that summer is in full swing.  Along with the sunny delights and fanfare this time of year brings, there is also a need to think about the proper functioning of our drainage systems where we live.  It is important to know to what extent a drainage issue is prevalent.  In order to do this, a qualified fully licensed professional is needed for drain pipe cleaning. This will also maximize your awareness of the health of the pipelines in your home.  Here are a few suggestions when seeking the help of an expert: 1. Get referrals from people you know.  Word of mouth advertising speaks volumes on the overall satisfaction of previous jobs. 2. Check for a license to operate within your state. 3. Do a search for reviews and feedback online.  This will help you in finding your best options. 4. Ask for references. In making your decision, keep in mind Perma-Liner Industries can help.  We are simply a call away to help you find a top of the line, highly skilled plumber wherever you reside.  We will put you in touch with the right professional.  Call us at 1-866-336-2568 or go online to www.perma-liner.com. Save the Date! Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this!  On August 19th Perma-Liner Industries is hosting a very special event and we’d love to see you!!  We’re having our Open House at our facility in Orange, CA. and it’s sure to be a great time.  We’ll have our excellent staff here to answer all of your questions about Cured-in-Place Pipeline products and our state of the art trenchless technology.  Come out and see live demonstrations, share friendly conversations and gain information.  Meals will be provided.  Please register at no cost: info@perma-liner.com or...

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