Mesa’s Plumbing Assistance and New Wastewater Facility

Did you know the City of Mesa is in the process of installing sewer lines in neighborhoods that currently use septic systems? And what’s better, for eligible residents needing assistance there is also a grant program. Qualified homeowners can take advantage of the Housing Rehabilitation Program which primarily gives assistance for housing issues that affect plumbing and electrical hazards, as well as energy efficiency issues. The actual amount of repairs needed will be determined through an inspection and evaluation of

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The Grand Canyon: A Mix of Aging Infrastructure, Water Systems, and Wonder

Arizona State University recently conducted an informative study indicating the widespread use of antimicrobial compounds are a contributor to pollutants that eventually wind up in the sewer systems, and subsequently into lakes and rivers. Thousands of chemical byproducts, together with the pharmaceuticals we use, end up in our sewage and in surface waters. Over ten years ago, a conclusive study revealed that 80 percent of 139 streams sampled from across the U.S. contained measurable levels of various organic wastewater contaminants.

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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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The Long-Lived Saguaro and the Energy Saving Tree

Much of the south and west of the state of Arizona is empty desert scattered with cacti, in particular the distinctive saguaro. The saguaro is the largest cactus in the United States. Saguaro are very slow growing cactus. A 10 year old plant might only be 1.5 inches tall. Saguaro can grow to be 40-60 feet tall and can live to be 150-200 years old. Saguaros are found exclusively in the Sonoran Desert. If looking to do some planting of

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Sustainable and Cool: University of Arizona’s Impressive Infrastructure

The earliest sustainable structures in Arizona were built by the Native Americans. The adobe-style buildings kept the insides of buildings cool in the summers. The natives also dug canal systems to irrigate the land, bringing water to their communities. In Arizona, building materials such as adobe and copper are commonly used. Prior to swamp coolers and air conditioning, the climate was the most difficult challenge to desert design. After air conditioning became mainstream in the state, the battle to keep energy

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Phoenix, How’s Your Septic Tank?

After the installation of your septic tank, it most likely stays out of your mind, rarely to be seen or thought of. Understandably so, but there are a few things you can do to extend the lifespan of your septic system. It’s important to know where it is, how many gallons the tank holds and when the last time it was pumped. If you have the original plans, permits, and maintenance records, this will be helpful should a problem arise.

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Mesa’s Tax Credit and Utility Incentives

Mesa’s Energy Resources Department has launched a solar pilot program for City electric customers. The pilot will provide up to $75,000 of incentives to qualified residents and business property owners in its electric service area who purchase and install a qualified solar photovoltaic (P.V.) system. In addition to budget limitations, total interconnections during the pilot period are limited to 500 kilowatts (kW). Since funding is limited, participants who qualify for the program will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis

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The Challenge: An Innovative Way to Go Green!

Arizona State University has established a Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Fund (SIRF) for the purpose of investing in projects that foster and enable sustainability efforts and provide an economic return on investment.  Along with this program, The Billion Dollar Green Challenge (The Challenge) was launched simultaneously to encourage other colleges, universities, and other nonprofit institutions to invest a combined total of one billion dollars in self‐managed green revolving funds that finance energy efficiency improvements. Participating institutions will achieve reductions in operating

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Phoenix Rainfall and Water Distribution

The topic of water often begins with rain. Arizona’s three distinct geographic regions have dramatically different rainfall: average annual rainfall ranges from 3 inches in Yuma to over 36 inches in the higher elevations along the Mogollon Rim and in the White Mountains. At 113,909 square miles, Arizona is the sixth largest state in the union, and despite its relatively dry nature, it contains 28 major rivers.  Many of these rivers are dry channels that flow only when it rains.

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Queen Creek’s Sewer Cooperative

Since then, the plant has a processed liquids capacity of 16 million gallons per day (MGD), with an eventual capacity of 52 MGD. Mesa’s ultimate ownership is planned to be 24 MGD, with Gilbert owning 20 MGD and Queen Creek owning 8 MGD.  The plant features on-site treatment of bio solids. Two large egg-shaped digesters are part of a state-of-the-art solids handling facility. The current facility can handle 24 MGD of solids. The solids facility will eventually be able to

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University of Arizona’s Water Cooperatives

Throughout the Western US, population growth and expanding urban areas will increase water demand even as climate changes affect supply equations. Communities may be challenged to consistently deliver sufficient water to meet demands, obtain additional supplies, and construct additional infrastructure, all while ensuring enough water for environmental needs and for cooling the urban environment. The University of Arizona is taking part in several initiatives. Including, irrigation management and desert water harvesting. The Irrigation Management program provides growers with up-to-date information

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Residents of Bisbee Keen on Sewer Improvements

As far as the residents of Bisbee’s Tintown are concerned, the completion of their sewer project is not a moment too soon.  Septic tanks and cesspools are a thing of the past for this town.  Construction of the new sewer system began over a year ago and even has a solar powered lift station.  The benefits to this will prove to be energy efficient and will include an improved operating strategy, and cost reductions.  The use of solar power is

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Sewers and the Meandering Oleander

This is the time of year when our residents can enjoy a little relief by way of rain.  The rain is a welcome change to our City but our residents also need to be mindful and even proactive when it comes to our sewer system. The City has a process put in place to eliminate storm water overflows and we do have a preventative maintenance program, but the fact still remains that overflows can occur.  The key is to keep

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Sewer and Water 101

Summer is indeed here in all its glory.  We know that means rainfall is here, too.  In fact, in many parts of the country we have had record setting storms.  Precipitation can heavily contribute to an overloaded sewer system.  As a nation, we have over 700 communities that utilize combined sewer systems.  There are some Cities that have separate sewer systems but this is no small financial investment.  Even so, municipalities have the burden of making sure these systems are

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Live Demonstrations Coming Soon!

LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS REGISTRATION JUNE 16TH – 18TH JAM PACKED WITH LIVE DEMOS & THE LATEST CIPP TECH. TUESDAY, JUNE 16TH THRU THURSDAY JUNE 18TH Don’t miss this three day event at our corporate facility in sunny Florida! This event will be jam packed with live demonstrations and the latest CIPP technology. Live Demonstrations: Perma-Main™ Continuous Lining Top Gun, Perma-Lateral™ Lining with Steam Cure, Sectional Point Repair, Pull In Place, Reinstatement Cutters and more! Show Specials: Specials will be announced during the event

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