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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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

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Erie Interceptor Express Sewer

The city of Springfield will begin the latest project which will likely cost millions to eliminate overflows into local waterways. The city council is set to approve the Erie Interceptor Express Sewer this month. The Express Sewer will mainly transport sanitary flows from the northwestern part of the city, directly to the Wastewater Treatment Plant in order to prevent sewage from bypassing treatment during rain events. Construction is expected to take up to two years with an anticipated completion date of

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Cincinnati’s Dry Run and Columbus’ Largest Project to Improve Sewer Tunnel

Columbus is building an underground storm sewer tunnel which will be the largest public works project in the city’s history. The 4-mile long storm water sewer tunnel is 175 feet under the city and is nearly complete with 3,000 feet to go. At 5-feet an hour, the massive 95-ton drill is doing its best to churn through miles of limestone. The city’s combined storm water and sewer system have become overloaded during heavy rains. The sewer lines have not been

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Tried and True Energy Savers for Ohio

There are a several ways residents of Ohio can save on energy costs during the winter months. Did you know that ceiling fans aren’t just for keeping cool? Reversing your ceiling fans to move clockwise, pushing hot air pooled on the ceiling back into your living space, can save you as much as 10 percent on your heating bill. A large portion of your energy budget goes toward heating and cooling costs.  You can save on every degree you lower

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The City of Olmstead’s Proficiency in Stormy Weather

Olmstead is putting in place an impressive $39 million capital improvement program.  Along with the ongoing maintenance and repair procedures, the North Olmsted team has flood management under much better control.  North Olmsted’s 37,000 residents are served by a separate sanitary sewer system that runs for 159 miles beneath this Cleveland suburb. Sewer lines, most of them installed well over forty years ago, consist of vitrified clay pipe ranging in diameter from 8 to 42 inches. The system contains 2,800

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Columbus Completes Tunnel Sewer Project

A 4.5-mile-long tunnel was just completed in Columbus to help deter storm water runoff that has been an issue for residents and motorists. The tunnel, located beneath downtown Columbus and the Scioto River, is nearly 200 feet deep and 20 feet in diameter. Crews used a 95-ton boring machine.  The $371 million tunnel, along with two odor-control facilities, is the largest capital project in the history of the City of Columbus. The tunnel project and upgraded treatment facilities will be

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The Ohio EPA helps Fund Bloomdale’s Sewer Upgrades

Bloomdale is served by a wastewater collection system that is prone to the buildup of hydrogen sulfide, which corrodes manholes. The manholes will be lined and new seals installed to eliminate the infiltration and inflow, reducing the overflows which can degrade water quality. Created in 1989, the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) provides below-market interest rate loans for communities to improve their sewer wastewater treatment systems. Northwestern Water and Sewer District is receiving a reduced interest rate on this

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