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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Cape Cod Takes Proactive Stance on Wastewater Mobilization

Of the many cities across America, Boston has been building at a slower pace. One issue is the high cost of construction, in addition to the fast-growing expense of integrating new infrastructure onto waning street and sewer systems. Another impediment is preparing communities to implement a more conventional approach to infrastructure systems, in lieu of traditional methods. While many Cape towns are well on their way when it comes to wastewater planning, relatively few have been able to implement those plans, falling largely on the high costs to taxpayers. Many residents have expressed optimism over recent efforts to update the

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Flexibility and Change for Stormwater Permits in MA

Recently, The Environmental Protection Agency initiated changes to requirements for small municipal separate stormwater sewer systems located in Massachusetts. The new permits will update stormwater management efforts across the state, better protecting rivers, streams, ponds, lakes and wetlands from pollutants, including elevated levels of nutrients that cause algae blooms and other problems in many Massachusetts communities. At the same time, the permit maximizes flexibility for individual municipalities to tailor their efforts to individual needs and local conditions. The updated permits will require covered municipalities to develop, implement and enforce a stormwater management program to control pollutants to the maximum extent practicable, protect

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Cape Cod’s Pursuit of First-Rate Water Standards

Cape Cod is home to many and vacation haven to others.  In an effort to assist the 15 towns on Cape Cod with an improved water status, the rebirth of the Cape Cod Water Quality Initiative was put into action.  Recently, Cape Cod was awarded a grant to help communities develop a system to address and restore water levels, and comply with state quality standards. The Water Quality Plan, developed by the Cape Cod Commission, is making a difference in the communities it serves. Cape Cod towns are invested in uncovering affordable and effective solutions to tackle pollution. The plan,

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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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