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Green All Around: Boston Turns to Eco-friendly Infrastructures

In a city rich with history, Boston is taking steps to update its infrastructures. The Boston Water and Sewer Commission is implementing eco-friendly projects designed to help manage stormwater and educate the public on the city infrastructures. By mimicking nature and treating the first inch of stormwater, the goal is to substantially reduce pollution in the rivers and Boston Harbor. For most of Boston’s history, stormwater management meant capturing stormwater and piping it quickly and efficiently to receiving waters, like the Charles, Muddy, Mystic and Neponset Rivers or Boston Harbor. In recent years the city has adopted a new “green”

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Boston Devises Creative Way to Boost Energy and Revenue

The city of Boston is taking a proactive and collaborative approach to ensuring the best use of energy and resourcefulness of the sewer systems. A recent proposed collective effort would involve local wastewater facilities to produce fertilizer while simultaneously generating electricity. It’s expected that this process of conversion would also become a sustainable source of profitability for smaller cities and neighborhoods near Boston. Cities and towns could market the treated water to be used for irrigation, street sweeping, flushing toilets and other means. Producing electricity and capturing thermal energy closer to the source would be more efficient because it would

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The City of Chicopee Makes Good on Water Meter Replacements

Many neighborhoods near and within the city of Boston are on a mission to rehabilitate the water systems and their various components. The city of Chicopee is doing just that. The city is implementing a meter replacement program that is expected to be a long-term project of up to ten years. The project will include industrial and residential water meter renewals and monitoring of the systems.  Local residents can expect gradual replacements as the current plan will replace a specified section of meters each year. The meters will be new and improved and will read automatically through an electronic system. 

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Boston’s Accessible Growth enables Restructure of Sewer Systems

Many neighborhoods within the Boston area have experienced fast-paced growth over the last several years. The city is in the process of taking a closer look at how quickly the sewer infrastructures can be adjusted for this growth, in order to accommodate the surge in developing homes. Recent reports have concluded the aging water and sewer pipelines will cost the communities of Massachusetts nearly $18 billion in upgrades. Cities and towns nearby, including Ashland, are struggling to cover the cost of infrastructure. An estimation of over $7 billion will be needed for water systems and almost $9 billion for wastewater

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A Timely Sewer-Saver Plan for Boston Neighborhoods

In neighborhoods in and around the Boston area, inflow and infiltration have become a concern for homeowners. While there has been a good amount of sewer infrastructure rehabilitations, city-wide, the newest proposal to hit the streets will tackle inflow and infiltration with a newer and more aggressive approach than previous attempts. This year’s investment will be in areas where the highest return in reduced flows is anticipated. During the recent flow-metering, excessive infiltration was discovered prompting the city to make a reliable, cost-effective plan. The city expects to fund work on several areas identified as having the highest inflow and

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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 be to gain a world of knowledge about the trenchless pipelining Industry and the equipment Perma-Liner Industries manufactures. You can

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Stoughton’s Joint Effort for Storm Water Management

The Gibbons Elementary School, located in Stoughton, is collaborating on a storm water management project with the Stoughton Engineering Department.  The project set in motion will identify and contain the runoff pollution in nearby ponds and brooks. The community has been concerned with the health hazard associated with the laden bacteria in local waterways stemming from lack of treatment. The school has been granted $137,000 for the purpose of upgrading the school grounds with modern storm water controls.  The project will involve building two bio retention cells/rain gardens and an infiltration basin. The targeted areas of runoff from the school

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Little Pond Sewer Reconstruction Begins

The Little Pond Sewer Service Area Project is currently underway in the town of Falmouth. This picturesque town by the sea, is located in the southwestern part of Cape Cod. The goal of this project is to improve water quality in Little Pond.  The project includes connection of approximately 1400 properties on the Maravista peninsula and the eastern portion of Falmouth Heights to the existing town sewer system, construction of approximately 16 miles of sewer pipe (gravity main, low pressure main, and force main), and construction of two new sewer lift stations, one at the end of Alphonse Street and

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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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Town of Groton Seeks Water / Sewer Services

The City Council of Ayer has proposed a partnership in municipal services with the neighboring town of Groton.  The agreement would allow Groton to receive 40,500 gallons a day from the Ayer Water facility, as well as, permitting the town to implement sewer services.  There was previously a lack of wastewater capacity but through rectification, the contingency has been removed and the project will go forward.  The current agenda also includes businesses and homes, which are not currently connected to the Ayer sewer system through an existing line, to be afforded the opportunity upon completion of the proposal.  Residents can

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