Water Mains: An Aging and Crumbling Infrastructure

Mar 28

Water Mains: An Aging and Crumbling Infrastructure

Water infrastructure is invisible to people, but when one fails, it becomes incredibly noticeable. Atlantic City, along with the state of New Jersey, are seeing an increase in failing water and sewer mains, which can pose potential health issues amongst those living there. This growing trend is in part due to the age of the structures, as well as underfunding. The recent nor’easters have not helped the cause. The cost of fixing the infrastructures, in the short-term, is high but the cost of doing nothing will be much higher in the long-term. Jersey Water Works, a cross-sector collaborative working to transform New Jersey’s inadequate water infrastructure through sustainable, cost-effective solutions that provide communities with clean water and waterways; healthier, safer neighborhoods; local jobs; flood and climate resilience; and economic growth, recently distributed a report detailing the growing concerns and what can be done to move New Jersey’s water systems into the 21st century. The report can be found here. Perma-Liner™ Industries is the leading manufacturer and of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials in North America. Our experience in the CIPP industry has allowed us to design, patent and manufacture state of the art technology in order for us to repair structures without excavation. Atlantic City: Perma-Liner™ has an event for you to attend! All are invited to our LIVE DEMO April 25 – 26 in New Castle, Delaware. Click here to register and find out more. You can expect to have our knowledgeable staff on hand demonstrating to you the latest CIPP technology. We hope to see you...

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Cities in New Jersey are Reinventing Water Infrastructures

Jun 17

Cities in New Jersey are Reinventing Water Infrastructures

New Jersey has rapidly adapted to many changes within the water infrastructure culture. There have been many important discussions and actions taken on behalf of water quality for communities and neighborhoods in the state. The ability to deliver top grade water to homes is being challenged by an infrastructure that is in varying states of disrepair and collapse. Water is lost at a rate of approximately 20 percent through leaky pipes. It is estimated that the cost to upgrade the infrastructure will be $40 billion over the next 20 years. The city of Hoboken is one of the cities that Jersey Water Works points to as an innovator with its award-winning Rebuild by Design flood prevention plan. The city of Camden is also in the process of rehabilitating the existing infrastructure in order to alleviate the pressure on the system. New Jersey, on a whole, has been successful in the implementation of environmentally friendly areas, such as parks and other facilities, which provide green access and waterfront access reducing the combined sewerage flooding. New Jersey residents have grown accustomed to paying pennies per gallon, even as many of the pipes and pumps and treatment plants that convey that water fall into disrepair. At a penny per gallon, times two gallons per minute for a 10-minute shower, the consumer currently pays about 20 cents. If rates increase to cover infrastructure costs, the same shower may soon cost $2. That’s 50 percent more than the average total bill for New Jersey customers. Coming soon: Perma-liner Industries is busy making plans for you. We’re planning a “Trenchless Tour” on July 27th in the New England area. We’ll be posting more information on this spectacular event…stay...

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