Kansas City Overflows Must Go- Taking Action to Improve the Sewer System

May 03

Kansas City Overflows Must Go- Taking Action to Improve the Sewer System

Kansas City is in the midst of recovering from floods due to severe rain events, as well as rehabilitating the water infrastructures that have given way to leaks and fractures in the sewer pipelines. For the last several years, there have been ongoing repairs and replacement programs for the purpose of bringing an unstable system back up to date. In addition to this, the city is also proceeding with a massive overhaul to the water mains that have fallen into a state of disrepair. Neighborhoods, more specifically, residences near North Brighton Ave and North Highland Ave are one of many areas that have concluded the replacement of their water mains. Some dating back to the late 1800’s, with the majority of pipelines dating back over sixty years ago, will be included in a multibillion-dollar sewer overhaul program. Homes built in the 1950’s in low-lying areas, now experience flooding from both rushing rain water and infiltration of that water from the storm pipes to the sanitary sewer lines. Some residents have experienced sewer backups in basements and have installed grinder pumps as a means to stop water from entering their homes. Older homes have rain gutters or other storm drains connected directly to the sewer line. Additionally, Instead of allowing the excess water to back up into streets and basements, an old-age tactic was to build overflow valves that divert some of the untreated flow into the nearest waterway. While these practices have become obsolete and are no longer accepted, rehabilitating the century-old sewer lines is a vital measure in assuaging sewer overflows. A combination of the rehabilitation projects and modifications to pumps and operating procedures have resulted in a significant reduction in sewer overflows due to inflow and infiltration. Contact Perma-Liner Industries for any of your local cured-in-place-pipelining system needs!...

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Kansas City Assists Homeowner’s with Sewer Repair Costs

Feb 28

Kansas City Assists Homeowner’s with Sewer Repair Costs

Kansas City has implemented a new, and much needed, program to improve the quality of unstable sewer systems throughout residential areas. For a limited time, residents facing street repair for sewer work are able to receive as much as $5,000 for charges associated with the repair. Ongoing improvements are taking place due to a number of households with improper plumbing connections and drainage problems. If a resident chooses to participate in the optional program, the primary focus will be on disconnecting gutter downspouts, sump pumps and other drainage mechanisms on private property; that are improperly connected to sewers.  Because of these faulty connections, heavy rains have overwhelmed the city’s sewer system and contributed to several incidences of sewer backups in homes and businesses. The reimbursement program is designated only for single-family homeowners facing repair on a paved public street, incurring a fee. Sewer and water line repair have been on the radar of many cities within past few years. Many cities have promoted insurance programs that cover broken lines for a monthly fee.  While leaks in the sewer pipelines, faulty meters, and unmetered water remain part of the problem, the city has also lost significant water by way of abandoned houses and rental properties, where water meters have been removed. The city has recently replaced approximately 100 miles of water mains. Interestingly, the oldest pipelines, valves, and meters are located south of the Missouri River. As the city expanded south of the river, it inherited older water systems.  Kansas City has nearly 2,800 miles of pipes, 35,000 valves, 23,000 fire hydrants and 18 pumping stations which are dispersed across more than 300 square miles. Interesting fact: nationwide the average water treatment facility pumps 25,000 to 30,000 gallons of nonrevenue water per connection per year. That averages approximately $30 to $40 per...

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State Road Water Main Replacement Projects

Sep 30

State Road Water Main Replacement Projects

In its continuing efforts to coordinate infrastructure improvement projects, KC Water is completing water main replacement projects in the Waldo Tower Homes Association area. The projects focus on the water supply and distribution system to decrease the number of water main breaks, improve the reliability of the system, and decrease service disruptions. Residents of Waldo Tower Homes, here’s a summary of work being done for you: the construction on the water main replacement project will begin soon at 15 locations between Stateline Road to Holmes Road; 75th Street and 85th Street. Approximately 15,500 feet of water mains will be replaced.  Construction is expected to begin in October and be completed in July 2016, weather permitting.  Another project that will be underway shortly, is a water main replacement project to make repairs at 17 locations between Stateline Road to Harrison Street; 44th Street and 75th Street. More than 13,000 feet of water mains will be replaced. Construction is expected to begin in November 2015 and be completed in June 2016.  Rehabilitation of Sanitary Sewers will also be taking place as part of the improvement strategy and includes the Waldo Tower Homes, as well.   During construction, customers may experience minor wastewater service disruptions and temporary street closures.   Kansas City, Perma-liner Industries has some good news!!  We are introducing a zero down, no payments for 90 days on our state of the art 22 foot Perma-Main Turn Key Trailer.  We also include training for this trailer system.  This is our Top Gun system that can rehabilitate 6”-10” diameter pipelines.  There are many other points to consider when using this this powerhouse for installation purposes.  A project that is consists of three installations each approximately 500 ft.  can be completed in 3 days versus the 9 day time frame for a conventional dig.  To find out more about this package deal, call us or go online to...

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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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