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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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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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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Washington D.C.’s Water Main Rehabilitation

Jan 06

Washington D.C.’s Water Main Rehabilitation

As part of its Capital Improvement Program, DC Water is replacing existing 12-inch and smaller cast iron  mains in various locations throughout the city. These efforts will help improve water quality and system reliability, increase water pressure in some areas, and maintain adequate flows throughout the system. Construction for this project will occur on Rock Creek...

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Sewage into Electricity: Innovation at its Best

Nov 30

Sewage into Electricity: Innovation at its Best

Washington D.C. has incorporated a new system for sewers. Specifically, using thermal energy (hydrolysis) to turn wastewater into electricity.  This idea comes from a product which originated in Norway which is called the Cambi system. The sewage starts off in an apparatus that drains off the liquid, and then the screened product will flow into four pulpers, tall...

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Washington DC Water and the Perma-Liner Connection

Nov 10

Washington DC Water and the Perma-Liner Connection

The DC Water sewer system is about as old as it gets with some pipes dating back to before the Civil War, and construction materials including everything from brick to vitrified clay to cast iron to concrete.  More than 630,000 residential, commercial and governmental customers in the District of Columbia receive wastewater collection and treatment services from the...

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