America’s Failing Water Infrastructure: There are Ways We Can Begin to Fix It

Jun 06

America’s Failing Water Infrastructure: There are Ways We Can Begin to Fix It

There are many variables threatening America’s water from pollution issues and aging infrastructure to raising costs and droughts and rainfall patterns as the climate changes. The U.S. used to be a leader when it came to water infrastructure and management. Now, the U.S. is lagging behind receiving D ratings for dams, drinking water and wastewater. It’s time to start focuses on possible solutions to curb these issues – the U.S. can get A ratings and below are some of the solutions that may get the nation where it needs to be. It starts with creating a national-level governance. Water technically has no boundaries and is very good at sometimes ignoring the municipal boundaries it does have. So what does this mean? One town’s water use or sewage can affect other cities or states that rely on the same water supply. That’s why many countries have a national water authority or commission that oversees water management across the country. The U.S. does not and we’re exactly the opposite. Our nation’s water supply is managed by individual municipalities each doing their own thing. This creates numerous hurdles to climb and makes it difficult to initiate and complete regional projects. To do almost anything, there needs to be a budget and that’s the case with water infrastructure. The government spends only two percent of its GDP on infrastructure, and water infrastructure makes up just a part of that. The U.S. is spending less than Vietnam, Mexico, and Chile. If the U.S. wants nice things, like a water infrastructure that does not fail us, then the U.S. has to be willing to pay for them. One possible solution that most do not consider is the private investor sector. Many investors are interested in investing in water-related issues, but they want to know more about the social and environmental effects their investments will have. The problem is that there are a lot of inconsistencies in how companies report these estimates. It has been suggested that investors, academics and regulators need to team up to create a standardized system of evaluating the impacts of sustainable investments. Another challenge is getting investors to understand how complex and important water is, since it affects agriculture and many...

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Kansas City, Perma-Liner has your Solution!

Jun 05

Kansas City, Perma-Liner has your Solution!

Kansas City , over time soil loosens which can cause loose and offset joint in sewer pipes. Once this happens the damage begins like a domino effect. The pipe can weaken, crack, break and disrupt the function of the pipe. To preserve the infrastructure; Cured-In-Place-Pipe lining systems reline these problems. Instead of disrupting the infrastructure with digging and replacing pipes, these systems allow to restore and preserve them. One the liner is installed and cured the” pipe within pipe “now serves as waterproof, structural forms that will last 50 years. Perma-Liner  cipp systems are saving time, money and this country’s infrastructure! Kansas City , call us today to preserve your city’s...

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Manhole Rehabilitation is saving cities time and money.

Feb 03

Manhole Rehabilitation is saving cities time and money.

Kansas City contractors and municipalities; Perma-Liner™ Manhole Rehabilitation is saving cities time and money. This system is made to fit all manholes. The liner is a unique one-piece liner made to fit all manholes including barrel sections, eccentric and concentric cones constructed of brick and mortar, pre-cast or block. The Perma-Liner™ Manhole Rehabilitation system can reline chimney or full-depth manhole. Manhole lining eliminates infiltration and inflow through manhole walls. This universal sized manhole liner is engineered to resist freeze-thaw cycles and create water tight, corrosion resistant structural liner. Kansas City, contact Perma-Liner™ today to find more time and money saving cured-in-place-pipe systems and how to watch the action LIVE at the Pumper and Cleaner Expo taking place on February 24th to February 27th  at the Indianapolis Convention Center! Perma-Liner™ will be showcasing and demonstrating this system and more trenchless technology in BOOTH #...

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