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...

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Heavy Rains Bring Sewage Problems to Surrounding D.C. Area

Jun 04

Heavy Rains Bring Sewage Problems to Surrounding D.C. Area

Washington D.C. and its surrounding areas have seen an extreme amount of rainfall throughout the last week causing sewage overflows and many streets to be flooded. The latest round of flooding brought five inches in two hours to most of the area overwhelming the drainage networks. The National Weather Service keeps a list of populated areas near streams that are...

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Alexandria Water and Sewer Amendment: Protecting the Natural Environment

Apr 13

Alexandria Water and Sewer Amendment: Protecting the Natural Environment

At the end of March, the County Council in Alexandria, Va. passed an amendment to the current 10-year water and sewer plan. The amendment, known as the Elrich Amendment, is to protect the clean streams and stop sewer sprawl. Without the amendment, sewer extensions enable urban sprawl, disrupt the natural environment, threaten water quality in streams, pollute...

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Washington D.C. Water & Sewer Authority Gets Awarded

Jul 13

Washington D.C. Water & Sewer Authority Gets Awarded

For many years now, Perma-liner™ Industries has been proud to combine resources with D.C. Water. Together we have worked to reduce combined sewer overflows and help the city create reliable water infrastructures. The latest project the city has been awarded is the construction of a massive 5-mile tunnel. The project will take over 5 years to complete and will...

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Baltimore’s Progressive Path to New and Improved Sewer Systems

May 25

Baltimore’s Progressive Path to New and Improved Sewer Systems

Many cities on the East coast are in the process of a sizable undertaking to renew their aging infrastructures. Specifically the water and sewer systems. Baltimore is one of the cities that is on a mission to make the necessary improvements to ensure the quality and stability of these systems. The main obligation is to manage the overloaded sewer system that has...

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Washington DC’s New Architectural Building Design for Water and Sewer Headquarters

Feb 24

Washington DC’s New Architectural Building Design for Water and Sewer Headquarters

Washington DC- you’ve got a new and impressive building for Water and Sewer Services. The new and improved eco-friendly facility reflects a dedication to sustainable initiatives within the city and was designed using a never-before-used technology. Equipped with a new system which will harness DC Water’s wastewater as a source of thermal energy to condition the...

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The Washington D.C. Agenda: To Protect Neighborhoods from Lead, Flooding and Sewer Overflows

Oct 03

The Washington D.C. Agenda: To Protect Neighborhoods from Lead, Flooding and Sewer Overflows

The District of Columbia has embarked on an ‘as needed’ replacement program in which residents can request the utility to replace lead service line. The DC Water and Sewer Authority will also replace the private side- at the owner’s discretion and expense. The District is expanding these programs due to a recent and heightened awareness after attention directed...

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