Michigan’s Water SOS, Perma-Liner Industries is at Attention!

Apr 05

Michigan’s Water SOS, Perma-Liner Industries is at Attention!

Oh, where to start with the Flint water crisis! For months on end you’ve been hearing the horrific details of the impossibly contaminated water. Residents have endured many long months since this catastrophe began. The misfortune of a sanitary and storm sewer system that is outdated, underfunded and unable to handle the volume flowing through its pipes, especially...

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Assessing Sewer Line Leads to Greasy Discovery

Feb 29

Assessing Sewer Line Leads to Greasy Discovery

Livonia is a well-planned community of residential, industrial, commercial and civic development with a population of approximately 100,000. Centrally located between Detroit and Ann Arbor at the intersection of two major freeways — I-96, which travels east and west, and I-275, which travels north and south — beneficial and convenient to those travelling in and...

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Phosphorus Control and the Lake Erie Basin

Jan 29

Phosphorus Control and the Lake Erie Basin

Michigan has been proactive in the pursuit of total phosphorus reductions since Lake Erie was first declared void of living organisms in the 1960’s. The Detroit Water and Sewer Department is by far the largest point source discharge to Lake Erie. The reductions in this discharge were the main reason the Lake Erie ecosystem has seen many water quality problems over...

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The City of Adrian: An Effort for an Improved Infrastructure

Jan 11

The City of Adrian: An Effort for an Improved Infrastructure

The City of Adrian has a Utilities Department which is working hard to get through the city’s infrastructure challenges which includes a $3 million rehabilitation and replacement of its 19th-century brick arch sewer.  Adrian is located 70 miles southwest of Detroit.  Customers are supplied with a blend of surface water from Lake Adrian and groundwater from four...

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Michigan Avenue Blue Sewer Liner Project

Sep 11

Michigan Avenue Blue Sewer Liner Project

Due to a collapse earlier this summer of a deteriorated pipeline, the City of Adrian solved a future problem before it happened.  This project was, in effect, considered an emergency repair.  The thickness of the pipeline in question had downgraded to approximately 3/8 of an inch from where it started at 2.5 inches.  The line that was repaired was replaced using...

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Traverse City Seeks Partnered Sewer Line

Jul 21

Traverse City Seeks Partnered Sewer Line

Traverse City has had some leaky sewer lines, of late.  Specifically, along US 31 between 3 mile and 4 mile roads.  City officials are now toying with the idea of sharing a new line with Acme Township that would be further away from the bay.  During this summer’s repair and rehabilitation efforts of the City’s sewer system, numerous leaky pipes were...

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