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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Full Steam Ahead! Check Out Perma-Liner Industries 2016 Events Line Up!!

Aug 18

Full Steam Ahead! Check Out Perma-Liner Industries 2016 Events Line Up!!

Undoubtedly, you are still enjoying the many highlights that this time of year brings, but as the glory days of summer begin to wane, no worries! We’ve got some exciting events scheduled for you and they’re coming up right around the corner. Mark your calendars for these informative trade shows that you won’t want to miss! First up, Perma-Liner Industries is pleased to announce we’ll be in Milwaukee on September 12-13th for the WEQ Fair. This is the place to be to gain a world of knowledge about the trenchless pipelining Industry and the equipment Perma-Liner Industries manufactures. You can expect to see our live demonstrations in the comfortable outdoor setting of the Wisconsin State Fair Park. This Wastewater Equipment Fair will have an assortment of commercial, industrial and municipal gear to become familiarized with and you’ll be intrigued to learn about the many systems used for sewer cleaning and rehabilitations. Interesting fact: did you know the Milwaukee Mile is a one-mile long oval race track located at Wisconsin State Fair Park? It’s the oldest operating motor speedway in the world. Next up! WEFTEC. Folks, this is the super bowl of trade shows. Not to be missed, and acclaimed as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world. Also known for the most comprehensive show floor, this conference provides an unparalleled bird’s- eye view to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field. This is an event that will give you the chance to network with associates in the industry or just learn much more about the field of technology and water quality, treatments, equipment, and services. We’ll have our representatives there to answer questions, perform live demonstrations and provide resources to further your knowledge of the trenchless pipelining industry. Here’s the info to mark your calendars: The 89th Technical Exhibition and Conference is being held on Sept. 24- 28th at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Interesting fact: The Convention Center has 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space and is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation. Stay tuned… we’ll have more information (on even more events) on deck, coming up soon! Looking forward to see you...

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Algae-Blooms Along Florida’s Coastline Create Crisis

Jul 07

Algae-Blooms Along Florida’s Coastline Create Crisis

There are many waterways in Florida and a plethora of beautiful beaches that draw the attention of residents and tourist, alike. Unfortunately, the massive algae blooms have become a growing concern due to contamination and pollutants in lakes, rivers and even beaches along Florida’s east coast. So much so that a state of emergency was recently called along Florida’s coastline with the current algae bloom affecting the region being attributed to discharges from Lake Okeechobee. Lake Okeechobee is the largest freshwater body in the state.  In an effort to find a lasting solution, new wastewater systems will be funded as cities across Florida address best management procedures for the algae-blooms. The recipe for algae blooms has four ingredients: Warm water, Long, sunny days for photosynthesis, the process plants use to turn sunlight into food. High levels of nutrients, particularly nitrogen and phosphorus, for fuel and no more than a pinch of salt in the water. The Lake’s freshwater also reduces salinity in the estuary, which should ideally have both a mix of salt and fresh water. The particular type of blue-green algae that has afflicted the nearby St. Lucie River, as well as, the Indian River Lagoon, contains toxins that can cause stomach and intestinal illness, respiratory distress, allergic reactions, skin irritations and liver damage. Swimming or wading in a bloom can cause skin irritation, hives, blisters and rashes. A side note: Septic tank runoff has also become a major contributor to the pollution in the local waterways. Septic systems failures can occur when wastewater either breaks out at the surface or seeps into the soils and travels to groundwater sources, contaminating the water and threatening public health. Coming soon: Perma-Liner Industries is busy making plans for you. We’re planning a “Trenchless Tour” on July 27th in Waterbury, CT. Click Here to Register! Or call 1-866-336-2568. See you...

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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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South Florida’s Ecosystem and Everglades Task Force

Jan 14

South Florida’s Ecosystem and Everglades Task Force

The greater Everglades ecosystem, called the south Florida ecosystem, stretches south from Orlando through the Chain of Lakes, the Kissimmee Valley, Lake Okeechobee, the remaining Everglades, and on to the waters of Florida Bay and the coral reefs. The current ecological mission is to preserve the Everglades landscape and wildlife. The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force consists of 14 members. There are seven federal, two tribal, and five state and local government representatives. The duties of the Task Force are to:  Coordinate the development of consistent policies, strategies, plans, programs, projects, activities, and priorities addressing the restoration, preservation, and protection of the South Florida ecosystem; Exchange information regarding programs, projects and activities of the agencies and entities represented on the Task Force to promote ecosystem restoration and maintenance; Coordinate scientific and other research associated with the restoration of the South Florida ecosystem;  and to provide assistance and support to agencies and entities represented on the Task Force in their restoration activities. Did you know?? Florida has more than 7,700 named lakes over 20 acres and countless ponds from 1-20 acres.  Many of those smaller ponds are on private property. Such ponds, if properly managed can provide wonderful, fishing, birding and wildlife viewing opportunities. Miami, SAVE THE DATE!!  Perma-Liner Industries cordially invites you to The UCT (Underground Construction Technology) conference in Atlanta, Georgia! Taking place on February 3rd and 4th at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta.  Looking forward to meet you there!! For 21 years, the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT), has been the meeting place for business-professionals involved in maintaining the underground utility pipe infrastructure. Individuals representing water, sewer, gas, telecom and electric rely on UCT to learn about the latest techniques used in trenchless, open cut, new construction and pipe...

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Contractor Licensure Guidelines in Florida

Nov 18

Contractor Licensure Guidelines in Florida

If you’re interested in becoming a licensed contractor in Florida, there are certain guidelines to follow on the pathway to your licensure.  In Florida, there are two types of  licenses available: certified and registered.  Certified licenses allow you to work as a contractor anywhere in Florida. Registered licenses are limited to certain local jurisdictions and only allow you to work in the cities or counties where you hold a certificate of competency. Keep in mind, a plumber’s license is a different license than that obtained by a contractor. A Florida plumbing license is issued by the locality in which the plumber wants to work. If you are going to perform plumbing work for pay in Florida, two licenses are involved: 1) the license held by the contractor, and 2) the license held by the plumber. The contractor is the one with the legal right to perform work for hire. The plumber is the one who is actually performing the plumbing work. The plumber is either an employee of the contractor or may be the contractor themselves. The individual counties in Florida (not the state) issue Florida plumbing licenses to plumbers and the licenses are good for two years. There are a variety of apprentice training programs in Florida that are offered in conjunction with various technical schools, builder’s associations, community colleges and the Florida Department of Education. Once you are qualified, find out more about Perma-Liner Industries!! We are nationwide and the leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment in North America.  Since 1999, it’s what we’ve been all about! The CIPP (Cured in Place Pipe) industry and user friendly, state of the art technology for sewer systems. Your success is our success and we’d love to hear from you to provide you with resources for your journey.  Call us or go online to...

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