Bypass Attempts Continue to Fail in Miami

Bypass Attempts Continue to Fail in Miami

A recently ruptured sewer pipe that carries 10 million gallons of sewage every day continues leaking human waste into the Oleta River even after emergency work to build a bypass failed. The large break in the pipe continues to grow and local contractors are racing to repair in order to lift the “no swim” advisory. Debris needed to be removed from the spot where the pipe ruptured, but as this continued the break starting growing larger. An estimated more than

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Don’t flush that!

Don’t flush that!

Do you pour grease down your kitchen sink drain? Do you flush wipes down the toilet? You should probably rethink both. These mindless things most people do has turned into a $3.4 million-a-year problem. More than 300 tons of wipes are pulled from wastewater pump stations and treatment plans in the Miami-Dade area every month. It cost thousands of dollars – around $225,000 each month – to repair and clear the clogged sewer lines. Wipes — wet wipes, Clorox wipes,

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In Miami the most common pipe line is cast iron

Miami Pipes Getting Clogged

Sewer systems in Miami are getting clogged due to those so-called flushable wipes. After being flushed, the journey of your wipe starts with the pipes under your home, where Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) crews use tiny robot cameras to get in and look for problems. When the wipes are flushed they come into contact with grease in the pipes, which creates, in all reality, a rag. Rags are classified by WASD as items that do not break down

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City Sewer Blockage

Sewer Crisis in Florida

There are numerous examples throughout the state of Florida that have to do with sewage spills. And these sewage spills are causing more problems that include failing wastewater systems, which, in turn, forces problems with the state’s aging infrastructure. But the biggest problem: no clear solutions for a funding fix. Since the early 200s, deteriorating sewers have released 1.6 billion gallons of wastewater, much of it polluting the state’s estuaries and oceans, according to a recent analysis of state environmental

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State One Step Closer to Addressing Algae Problems

State One Step Closer to Addressing Algae Problems

A pair of environmental bills aimed at improving water quality regulations began moving in the Florida Legislature with bipartisan support as lawmakers work to address the algae problems that have plagued the state. One bill would result in fines for municipalities after sewage spills, while the other would increase regulations on the spreading of human waste left over from the municipal sewage treatment process. Algae blooms such as red tide can feed off of the nutrients in human waste. The

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Cured-In-Place-Pipelining Demonstration Days July 18 – 19

Perma-Liner Industries, LLC. to Hold Live Cured-In-Place-Pipelining Demonstration Days and Educational Sessions Open House will be held in Anaheim, Cali. on July 18 – 19 ANAHEIM, Cali. – With state-of-the-art technology options, it is not necessary to dig up aging or failing pipes to repair them. There is an efficient and cost-effective way to repair these pipes called the Cured-In-Place-Pipe (CIPP) method. Perma-Liner™ Industries, LLC. (“Perma-Liner”), the leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials in North

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Epoxy vinyl ester resin brings many advantages to CIPP industry

Perma-Liner™ Industries, LLC. (“Perma-Liner”), the leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials in North America, is introducing a new high-performance epoxy vinyl ester resin called Perma-Liner™ Vinyl Ester. The resin is Bisphenol-A Epoxy-based dissolved in styrene and is available now for purchase. “We are excited to introduce our newest resin into our already broad spectrum of products,” said Jerry D’Hulster, president of Perma-Liner Industries, LLC. “The high-performance epoxy vinyl ester resin offers an excellent balance of

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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

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Miami is Pioneering Advancements in Sewage Containment

In an effort to adapt to a state law prohibiting Miami-Dade’s disposal of treated sewage through ocean outfall pipes, the county is building injection wells designed to pump treated waste into a cavern like space or ‘ boulder zone’.  Deep caverns have been documented in Florida’s geology. The county currently has 21 injection wells in north and south Dade. By 2025, it is projected to be double that amount at a cost summary of $635 million. This initiative is considered

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Florida Cities Offer Sewer Connection Assistance

Many Cities throughout Florida participate in the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) to fund and administer the Sewer Connection Assistance Program. The program assists eligible homeowners who live in neighborhoods impacted by the City’s septic to central sewer system program. The funds may be used to pay costs associated with connection to the sewer system, including:  City impact fees, City special assessment fees, private plumber sewer system connection fees. Up to $12,000 per housing unit is available, in the form

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