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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Florida Cities Offer Sewer Connection Assistance

Dec 17

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 of a deferred payment, zero percent interest loan secured by a mortgage on the property. Loans will be forgiven in full after the completion of a seven-year term. Residence must be owner-occupied.  Residence must be a single family home in a neighborhood which is being converted from septic to sewer by the City. Assessed value of the residence cannot exceed $386,202. The applicant household cannot have assets exceeding $25,000. This includes cash, stocks, bonds, investment accounts and real estate (excluding the primary residence). Qualified retirement accounts must be disclosed by applicants and verified but will not be included in the $25,000 asset cap. The homeowner must execute a contract with a licensed plumber and connect within six months of the assessment in order for the connection fees to be paid by SHIP funds. Once this has been done, SHIP funds will also be used to pay the City’s impact and special assessment fees. Jacksonville/ Miami/Tampa, whether you’re looking for the best plumber in your area or have questions about the trenchless CIPP industry, Perma-liner Industries can help you. We’ve been in the Manufacturing business since 1999 and offer state of the art materials and equipment. Your success is our success!  For more information call us or go online to www.perma-liner.com/...

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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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The City of Cocoa Uses Asset Management for Improved Water Quality

Nov 02

The City of Cocoa Uses Asset Management for Improved Water Quality

The City of Cocoa and its Utility Department has approximately 17,000 residents and has implemented an effective change in how it manages the underground infrastructure.  The utility is focusing on a proactive strategy: thoroughly taking stock of the water distribution system’s conditions, systematically setting priorities for repairing or replacing the lines, valves and other assets, and better deploying manpower and technology to get the job done. City officials have been willing to preside over increasing budgets for both operations and capital improvements, approving bond issues as well as rate increases of about 5 percent per year to cover the rising costs. The City has had a wealth of knowledge when it comes to sewer infrastructure and it is currently being used at its best capacity. Cocoa’s water system began growing when the city started taking over water service for nearby communities with declining well-water quality in the 1950s. Nearby Air Force facilities needed water, which created an opportunity to extend service to the coast and establish better-quality wells. After the National Aeronautics and Space Administration established the national space program’s primary launch site at Cape Canaveral, the system continued to expand. Recently, a series of assessments were required to uncover the functionality of a 280-square-mile service area. The area was divided into four quadrants, and the survey team tested and exercised nearly all of the 20,400 inline valves and 6,000 hydrants, identifying those needing repairs or replacement. Four percent of the fixtures needed major repairs that could be completed immediately. The utility also recently completed replacement of 4,500 feet of 8-inch water main in Cocoa Beach. Jacksonville and Miami, looking for a highly recommended plumber?  Perma-Liner Industries has partnered with the most knowledgeable plumbers in your area to provide you with outstanding service.  We provide only the best referrals for licensed and certified professionals.  Call us or go online to see how we can help.  1-866-336-2568 or...

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Okaloosa’s Pipeline Repair and Road Closures

Sep 30

Okaloosa’s Pipeline Repair and Road Closures

Residents of Okaloosa County, the City would like to inform you of pipeline repair going on in your neighborhood. The Road Division will be replacing storm water pipes at 3008 Bob White Drive and no through traffic will be permitted on Bob White Drive beginning today September 30th for approximately 3 weeks.  Anyone needing to access a Bob White Drive residence north of this closure should use the east entrance into Quail Run Subdivision (Quail Hollow Road) then turn back south from the north end of Bob White Drive.  The Water and Sewer Department has also implemented a plan for a rate change.  Okaloosa County Water and Sewer will have a 3.75% rate increase take effect on October 1. The rate increase is part of an approved Five-Year Rate Plan enacted by the Board of County Commissioners in September of 2011. Water and sewer fixed rates vary based on the size of the meter and the total usage. Okaloosa became the 52nd county in Florida on September 7, 1915 and was created from parts of Santa Rosa and Walton Counties. The purpose of Okaloosa County Government is to be responsive to citizens in providing an appropriate level of accessible services on a cost effective basis. Fundamental County values include the continual improvement of infrastructures. Perma-Liner Industries has great news!   We’ve got a profit making powerhouse in our inventory and it’s our 22 foot Perma-Main™ Top Gun Trailer system.  Training is included with this package deal and it’s our best ‘turn-key’ solution we have for you to replace a conventional dig.  This impressive system can rehabilitate 6”-10” diameter pipelines. It also comes with a zero down, no payment for 90 days offer.  Call us or go online to find out more. 1-866-336-2568 or...

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