Miami’s Solutions to Guard against Infrastructure Damage and Climate Change

Mar 01

Miami’s Solutions to Guard against Infrastructure Damage and Climate Change

The city of Miami has demonstrated remarkable resiliency for sewer infrastructures in the Southeast region of Florida. As a coastal city with strong geographical growth constraints, Miami is already experiencing the effects of climate change, including frequent tidal floods. The city is planning a Sea-Level Rise Pilot Program that will use geographic information system data to strengthen innovation and resources for the residents of the city. The geology and topography of Miami make groundwater issues particularly challenging, making flooding issues problematic and frequent. Because of this, strategic and advanced planning becomes a necessity. With the vulnerability of critical infrastructure, a planning committee, a task force of sorts, has been put in place to best prepare for hurricanes and flooding. The committee is expected to become available in all 34 cities in Miami-Dade County. This agenda will be used as a strengthening mechanism for many infrastructures within the city and will help manage coastal areas. Organizing greenTop of FormBottom of Form infrastructure along the coastline is part of the initiative, as well as understanding how green infrastructure like sand dunes, coral reefs and mangroves can reduce potential damages due to storm surge. What appears to be minor flooding can have a big impact on drainage and water flows, primarily due to the very flat terrain. Miami Beach—where flooding impacts have been more pressing—has self-financed investment in flood pumps and elevating roads. This accommodation required raising sewer fees in certain areas of the city. However, residents have been receptive to Miami’s efforts in implementing coastal infrastructure protection measures. The agenda is also expected to be a helpful tool for the economic stability of the region. Miami continues to be viewed as a trendsetter on sea-level rise and climate change solutions. Interesting fact: A house built above storm surge height will make the property more resilient when facing long-term risks from higher sea...

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Meet Our New Certified Installer in Florida: GEM Statewide Plumbing

May 18

Meet Our New Certified Installer in Florida: GEM Statewide Plumbing

Perma-Liner Industries is proud to work with our certified installers, all of whom are first-rate. We get especially happy when we have the pleasure of introducing them to you. If you’re a resident of Florida, it’s time to introduce you to Gem Statewide Plumbing! Gem specializes in electronic leak detection. As new homes are built with concrete foundations, slab leaks will occur which may surface from any imperfection in the concrete foundation. That’s why it’s vital to have a professional plumbing contractor with the right equipment to locate the leak. An outstanding plumber will always receive great reviews from happy customers: “just had another great job completed by Gem Plumbing. This time we had a full re-plumbing and the guys were professional, went above & beyond to make sure everything was perfect” is just one of the rave reviews. Gem Statewide Plumbing leaves nothing off the list with an extensive line of services offered for all of your residential plumbing problems including sewer lines, drain cleaning, hydro jetting services, garbage disposals, video inspections and much more. Gem also provides you with 24 hour service and is currently offering discounts and special offers! Call to get your free estimate and remember to ask about the many additional services offered. 1-941-475-7000 or www.gemstatewideplumbing.com. You can look forward to being a happy customer! Interesting fact: North Miami has had great success with the installation of an Advanced Metering Infrastructure Program capable of leak detection. This has been an integral solution to aid in time efficiency and inspections. Prior to the new system, surveying the 550 mile pipeline system was a drawn-out, inefficient process which used staff resources, money and water ineffectively. In addition, the new leak detection system is equipped with real time customer usage data which has vastly improved customer...

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