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Malfunction Causes Major Sewage Spill

Almost two million gallons of untreated sewage spilled into the Merrimack River recently when a valve at the pumping station failed while work was being done to replace another valve. This failure forced crews to divert the sewage to the river to prevent a catastrophic event with the crews working on the system. The spill into the river was at least the third of more than 1 million gallons by the regional sewage district since April. The district sent a slurry mix of sewage and stormwater totaling 19 million gallons to the river during a storm on April 16, and

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Affordable Pipe Leak Repair Program

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission has no lead components in the City’s water lines, but some homes and businesses still have lead water lines in service.  Lead mineralizes when it’s exposed to water, so the inside of a lead pipe develops a hard rock-like coating over time.  Replacement usually involves excavating around the old lead, removing it and replacing it with copper or another safe material. Voluntary replacement of lead plumbing is always an option for a homeowner, but when a lead water line breaks from age, damage or cold weather, repair is not an option. Replacement is the

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Workers Divert Sinkhole Hazard in Lynn

Residents of the town of Lynn were advised last month to use caution when traveling. A large sinkhole that was blocking traffic at the intersection of Shepard and South Common streets has been repaired, and concrete barriers were strategically placed to avoid a hazard.The extra precaution was due to a broken sewer main near the collapsed road. There is a commonality in many nearby areas, as the sewers become inundated with heavy rain, there is a likelihood of sewer overflow.  In this case, the collapse also stems from the pipeline being over 100 years old. The Lynn Water and Sewer Department

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Tewksbury’s Smoke Detectors for Sewer Repair

Tewksbury, when you see smoke coming from various areas near your home this week, there is no cause for worry.  The City is testing the sewer system and its functionality.  The town uses a method of smoke bombs to detect any repairs needed caused by leaks and faulty pipes.  This is also a cost cutting measure, which is aimed at preventing inflow or water that gets into the sewer system that isn’t supposed to be there.  The City advises calling the Department of Public works should you see smoke inside your house as this is usually a problem with the

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Boston’s Sewer Success

Way to go Weston!!  Recently, The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection gave an award to Weston, a wonderful and scenic neighborhood of Boston. Working in conjunction to provide stellar service Boston’s Water and Sewage Department also received a commendation. That’s great news and a job well done! As far as a sewer system goes Boston, we have quite a long history starting in the 1700’s.  Luckily, inevitable progress has our system and infrastructure intact with many advancements since the days of draining water from cellars, yards and streets. We have come a long way, Boston! The sewers are now the principal

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Batten Down the Hatches!

Batten Down the Hatches!

Boston, we are about to experience heavy flooding due to storms that are moving into our area, with these heavy rains sewers can back up and overflow into your home! Boston, if you have been putting off having your home or business sewer pipelining checked for cracks or breaks or if it’s too late and you are experiencing sewer debris in your home call Perma-Liner at 866-336-2568!  To learn more about Perma-Liner go to our website at www.perma-liner.com.

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Boston Uses Perma-Liner

Boston Uses Perma-Liner

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) owns and maintains the system for the collection and transport of the city’s wastewater and storm drainage. They also use trenchless rehabilitation of sewer or storm drains when available for maintenance.  Our pipe-lining materials range from home laterals 2” up to 8” diameters to sewer mains 6’ to 24’ in diameter. We use air inversion and epoxy solids the liner is inverted and forms to the pipe as a glove. Once cured the liner has now a formed a structural fit within the pipe. Perma-Liner products can line any pipe material such as: stone, brick,

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Innerseal-ll CS-CL for connection of service laterals

Innerseal-ll CS-CL for connection of service laterals

Coming soon will be our Innerseal-ll CS/CL for connection of service laterals to the sewer line. These will be a full wrap in the main. As we welcome this technology to our family of CIPP systems, the demo schedule will fill up fast, so please if you are in the Boston area and you wish to have this type of equipment scheduled for a demo, please contact our Marketing Dept.at (727)507-9749. In other news, if this winter has found you waiting on cure times, or not even interested in attempting lining, then you should get started with our steam cure

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Perma-Liner™ Manhole Rehabilitation is saving cities time and money.

Perma-Liner™ Manhole Rehabilitation is saving cities time and money.

Boston contractors and municipalities; Perma-Liner™ Manhole Rehabilitation is saving cities time and money. This system is made to fit all manholes. The liner is a unique one-piece liner made to fit all manholes including barrel sections, eccentric and concentric cones constructed of brick and mortar, pre-cast or block. The Perma-Liner™ Manhole Rehabilitation system can reline chimney or full-depth manhole. Manhole lining eliminates infiltration and inflow through manhole walls. This universal sized manhole liner is engineered to resist freeze-thaw cycles and create water tight, corrosion resistant structural liner. Boston, contact Perma-Liner™ today to find more time and money saving cured-in-place-pipe systems!

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Boston to start off the New Year, Perma-Liner™ invites you to UCT 2014!

Boston to start off the New Year, Perma-Liner™ invites you to UCT 2014!

Boston to start off the New Year, Perma-Liner™ invites you to UCT 2014! This Underground Construction Technology expo is the largest show of the year for underground industry leaders! Anticipating the newest and latest in underground construction, Perma-Liner™ has man new and exciting things to start off the New Year! Visit Perma-Liner™ in BOOTH # 947 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX, January 28th to January 30th! Thousands of attendees will be educated and entertained with LIVE DEMOS! Perma-Liner™ will be showcasing exciting new materials for the trenchless world! Boston, don’t miss out and call us

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