The Town of Marana Evolves to Greater Heights in Sewer Expansion

The Town of Marana is taking a close look at the sewer infrastructure for several newly built homes. This has led to new economic growth which continues at an impressive pace. Recent data shows the availability of land to grow also raised the population of Marana by over three and a half percent in a year’s time. The town anticipates further development which will stir even more growth, hence making the downtown area a popular diversion for both residents and

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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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Phoenix’s Climate Sustains Ideal Setting for Reptiles and Rattlesnake

The city of Phoenix is home to the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake and it is the most commonly encountered snake in the Phoenix area. It can be found anywhere where neighborhoods get close to the desert terrain.  A large adult Diamondback is usually 3.5-4 feet in size and is known as the largest rattlesnake in the West. Luckily, there are precautionary measures you can take to avoid any unpleasant encounters. When working outdoors, it’s best to wear heavy work gloves. Be

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Preserve the Environment and the Pipelines in your Arizona Home

Storm water pollution is a continuing problem for the environment, nationwide and in many cities throughout Arizona. Low amounts of precipitation result in a higher concentration of pollutants during each rain event as compared to cities in less arid regions.  There are a few good rules of thumb when it comes to the environment and the quest against stormwater pollutants. One is to use rock, filter cloth or other material over storm drain inlets. Doing so can be helpful in filtering

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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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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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The Grand Canyon Event: Cloudy with a chance of Minerals

With each passing year, the Grand Canyon National Park experiences an annual turbidity event, which means that the water in the park will appear slightly cloudier than normal until approximately June. The increased chlorine dosage and enhanced bacteria monitoring and testing is maintained until the turbidity drops down to a normal amount. The cloudiness is caused by snow melt and spring rains recharging the aquifer and the increased water flows through rock formations to the point of supply for the

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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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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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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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Lake Pleasant’s Award Winning Water Treatment Plant

The desert region of central Arizona is now the site of North America’s largest design-build water treatment plant. The advanced facility has succeeded at maintaining and treating an average of 80 million gallons a day and also has state of the art disinfecting capabilities. The current intake will ultimately be expanded to 320 mgd to keep pace with increasing development in northern Phoenix.  This construction effort included a raw water intake and pump station, 1.5 miles of large-diameter pipeline and

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