Sewer System Overhaul Upsetting to Akron Residents as Water Bills Soar

Sewer System Overhaul Upsetting to Akron Residents as Water Bills Soar

The city of Akron is currently receiving a $1.2 billion overhaul to its sewer system and residents are not happy. Water bills are rising more than three times what they were because of price hikes to pay for the massive sewer project, which is to stop untreated wastewater from flooding into rivers and streams. The price is insane: $1.2 billion. The EPA ordered the overhaul to satisfy the Clean Water Act and a federal judge has given the city until

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EPA Extends Sewer Fix Deadline for another City

A Common Trend: EPA Extends Sewer Fix Deadline for another City

We just saw this in Jackson, Mississippi, and it’s a common occurrence nowadays. Cities do have the money to repair their broken sewers and comply with the Clean Water Act. In this instance, Northern Kentucky, just across from Cincinnati, in the focus. Northern Kentucky sewer customers just received a 15-year extension to pay the estimated $1.3 billion still needed to comply with the federal Clean Water Act of 1972. Their original deadline – 2025 – to meet the EPA’s binding

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Homebuyers Beware: Check Those Sewer Pipes before You Purchase

Most homeowners and business owners don’t know what condition their sewer pipes are in. Most don’t even think to check them. Cincinnati is seeing that if a question was posed to these owners, those in the Cincinnati area would have no clue what state their sewer pipes are in and really won’t care to pursue further. We all take sewer pipes for granted, that is, until they don’t function and we are faced with a major leak or other issue.

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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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Cincinnati’s Smart Sewers Sensors, Robots: A Sign of the Times

Cities like Cincinnati are working smart, not hard. Many ingenious tools are being developed to aid in the maintenance of the sewer systems near and far. From electronic monitoring systems to sewer robots, it appears we are just at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to high tech systems. Notwithstanding the regularly scheduled maintenance, the city has invested in monitoring sewer levels- electronically. This is in line with the many efforts toward preventing overflows in the waterways. The

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Columbus and Cincinnati Overcome Obstacles: Flooding and Sewer Overflows

Columbus is on the move and ready for summertime fun and abundant outdoor activities. Whether it’s at the acclaimed Bicentennial Park or elsewhere, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. But apart from the splendor of the summer solstice, there are projects starting- and continuing- specifically on behalf of assisting neighborhoods caught in the deluge of the recent flooding. In light of these events, the city has a renewed commitment to improve the reliability of the sewer system. Some of these

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Columbus Pursues Means for a Solvent Sewer System amidst Flooding

Many counties near Columbus are preparing for an overhaul of the sewer systems with a rehabilitation and inspections project. The large scale pipelining project will help reduce the amount of stormwater entering the sewage collection systems through infiltration and inflow. The project will include repairs, sealing and grouting of manholes, root cutting and sewer cleaning and rehabilitation of existing pipes. The project will address and correct the faulty areas and leaks within the system. Cities involved in the rehabilitation project are

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Cincinnati’s Picturesque Park Undergoes Pipeline Reinstallation

Cincinnati parks are well known for their vast acreage, scenic trails, and mountain views. Along with hill-top views, there are many programs and annual events that play a role in making the parks a welcome place to visit for families. However, one such park, Cincinnati’s Friendship Park recently sustained a Combined Sewer Overflow due to a large section of the parkland shifting from soil erosion. This riverbank shift stems from a break in the 100-year-old stone sewer line. In a

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