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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Summer Vacation Time is Upon Us

May 31

Summer Vacation Time is Upon Us

Miami is a great place for vacationing with the pristine beaches, posh hotels and comfy condos, not to mention the eclectic shopping, eateries and night clubs that go until dawn. Miami are you ready for all of the tourism this summer? How about your sewage and pipeline systems? Unfortunately these are the most overlooked of a building structure, but also the most important. I know this may be the last thing you may think of because well….they are not visible unless you would climb down a sewer to take a peek. Who has time for that? I know you don’t. To keep things flowing smoothly this busy vacation season, Miami, keep in mind that Perma-Liner specializes in Continuous Inversion. To find out more about Continuous Inversion call Perma-Liner at...

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Miami Contractors: Section 179 has huge tax benefits for financing equipment!

Nov 16

Miami Contractors: Section 179 has huge tax benefits for financing equipment!

Miami Contractors: Section 179 has huge tax benefits for financing equipment!  The new act raises the maximum to $ 500,000 for equipment purchases and installed by December 31, 2013. After the first of the New Year the rate will fall t0 $ 25,000. This tax benefit could be a great opportunity to start a new business! So much so, that Perma-Liner™ is holding a WINTER 2013 NEW TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE! Get a chance to see live field and in house demonstrations on the latest technology in trenchless pipe rehabilitation!  Get hands-on with new technology! This Trenchless Event will be held DECEMBER 10th –DECEMBER 12th.,2013. Register today! Miami contractors don’t let the raw cost of equipment stand in the way of an opportunity to grow your business! Call us today!      ...

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In Miami the most common pipe line is cast iron

Jul 29

In Miami the most common pipe line is cast iron

In Miami the most common pipe line is cast iron.  Cast iron pipes were introduced to the United States in the nineteenth century, imported from Europe. Cast iron pipes were to replace wooden pipe lines and now sewer pipes range from cast iron, PVC, and clay. All of which at some time or another will need some type of repair. With cast iron being Miami’s most common pipe line it would surprise you to know it is the most common pipe repaired! And this newest “no-dig” technology is the most popular as well. How do they do you ask? Pipe ling. Perma-Liner™ offers a range of trenchless pipe rehabilitation methods to repair any kind of sewer pipe in various conditions and age. Pipe lining repairs that range in size from 2″ to 102″ pipe diameters. A careful blend of established practices and new technology allows Perma-Liner to exercise a unique degree of versatility. If you live in Miami and would like to learn more about pipe lining and how it can save your pipes call us any time!...

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