New Jersey’s Investment in Environmental Reform

May 10

New Jersey’s Investment in Environmental Reform

New Jersey has been awarded grants to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environmental reform. The funds will primarily be used to upgrade wastewater systems throughout the state.  Additionally, the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program, administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection provided low-interest loans to local governments for water-quality protection projects for the purpose of making improvements to sewer treatment systems, controlling pollution from rain water runoff, and protecting water bodies and estuaries. To date, the EPA has awarded $2.4 billion to New Jersey through these programs, which are funded annually. Interesting fact:  This year, North Arlington, NJ has removed fewer than 10 trees on public property and is initiating a tree-replacement program. As part of a sidewalk program, the city takes older trees that are lifting up the sidewalk or are in the way of the sidewalk, and plants new trees to replace them. Funded by a grant, the plan aims to increase the tree population, improve management of existing trees and examine the cost of a tree inventory. The community is also developing a long range community forest plan to maintain its existing trees. Tips for trees: Keeping baby trees watered is important during the first year. In dry weather watering is needed every 7-10 days. The water should soak into the soil and mulch. Trees can be planted through late spring, when frost is no longer present. Or in the fall before the ground is frozen solid Certified Installers take note: Perma-Liner Industries would like to invite you to our Refresher Training (Perma-Lateral™ specific) that will take place on July 12th and 13th at our Clearwater facility!! Please plan on attending. Register by calling 1-866-336-2568 or Click Here! See you...

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Jersey City’s Labor Intensive Sewer Remodeling

Apr 20

Jersey City’s Labor Intensive Sewer Remodeling

In many cities along the Jersey Shore, sewer infrastructures are being upgraded and redesigned to accommodate growth and an overworked sewer system, which can give rise to various nuisances. Currently, Jersey City is on the assignment of replacing 1,900 feet of sewer on Sixth St. from Grove to Monmouth streets. The $4.2 million project, which began several months ago, is to be completed by summer’s end. The line replacement is just one of $94 million in water and sewer enrichment projects planned throughout the next couple of years. This work will include the replacement or repair of 28,500 feet of sewer lines citywide.  $49 million of the allotted funds for this overhaul will be spent improving the water system.  The list of projects include the installation of a new 8,600-foot main from the southwest section of the city to Newport; cleaning and lining 18,800 feet of water mains north of Journal Square; and replacing 30 large valves citywide. In surrounding cities, such as Camden, problematic combined sewer overflows are among the worst. Even an inch of rain can create a backup of raw sewage up into homes, streets and parks. Camden is trying to reduce its volume of storm water by creating more porous surfaces. Over the last three years, a Camden anti-flooding task force built 32 rain gardens, freshly planted green spaces, to let more rainwater infiltrate into the ground, instead of entering overburdened pipes. Collectively, Camden’s rain gardens soak up 3 million gallons of rainwater a year. Fun advisory: looking for a refreshing spring event? Come out to Bally’s Park Place Boardwalk! The New Jersey Water Environment Association will have their 1st annual ‘Escape the Effluent’ 5K Fun Run/Walk being held on May...

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Atlantic City’s Sponsored Infrastructure Program

Apr 01

Atlantic City’s Sponsored Infrastructure Program

The New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Plan is a revolving loan program administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. This investment strategy provides loans to local agencies for the construction of wastewater treatment facilities, sludge management systems for wastewater and water treatment systems, combined sewer overflow reduction and other non-point source management projects. The subsidy also provides loans for the construction of distribution systems, storage facilities, and source development. Funds are made available under the federal Clean Water Act and various state bond acts. Since the approval of the loan program, more than $1.5 billion in state and federal funds have been awarded. Wastewater and storm water projects eligible for infrastructure financial allowances include wastewater treatment plant upgrades or improvements; facilities for the treatment and disposal or beneficial reuse of sewage and water treatment system sludges; collection and conveyance facilities; on-site system rehabilitation; infiltration/inflow correction and combined sewer overflow projects. Also eligible are non-point source management projects such as storm water basins, equipment purchases and streambank stabilization. Save the Dates: Perma-Liner Industries has a lineup of events for you to attend!  All are invited to come to one, or if you’re adventurous, all of our LIVE DEMOS coming up in April and May. You can go to www.perma-liner.com to register and find out more but first…here are the dates and locations to save: We’ll be in Dallas April 5th, Seattle April 27th, Chicago May 4th and Philadelphia May 18th. You can expect to have our knowledgeable staff showing you the latest CIPP technology. We want to see you there! Atlantic City Installers, please take note- this is an EXCLUSIVE INVITATION FOR PERMA-LINER™ CERTIFIED INSTALLERS. Perma-Liner Industries is offering our Quarterly Refresher Training: Perma-Lateral™ Lining-held at our Clearwater facility TUESDAY, APRIL 5TH & WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6TH. Please register. www.perma-liner.com/...

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Longport: Small Town, Big Plans for Conservation

Feb 24

Longport: Small Town, Big Plans for Conservation

Longport is populated with just under 900 residents.  It is a small, quaint town just a stone’s throw from Atlantic City. This tiny borough is facing high water usage which has recently become a concern making it necessary to seek out a means for conservation of water and reduce stress on an aging water system. Longport is hoping to stave off expensive infrastructure repairs, something that can be a particular burden to municipal water systems that lack the massive capital of big private systems such as New Jersey American Water. After Superstorm Sandy, there were a lot of pipes that needed to be replaced or repaired due to settlement from flooding. Within the last several years, the Water Department has spent $775 million on water system upgrades.  Longport is currently in the process of replacing 8,100 feet of aging water main in Ocean City from 12th to 15th streets. Residents now have a fixed service charge of $13.60 per month. In the Wildwoods, which have shared a single municipal water utility among the four towns since the early 1900s, rates are calculated quarterly and include a fixed service charge of $24.85 per quarter. Conservation efforts expected to be in place this year include increasing the amount of times per year the meter is read (currently once a year), going to even/odd lawn-watering days and regulation of new landscaping. Atlantic City, did you know that a program is underway to protect homeowners from future flood and storm damage called Restore the Shore? Qualifying participants can apply for up to $30,000 in Reimbursement Grants. The program is entitled the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Elevation Program. This is a FEMA-funded reimbursement program designed to assist homeowners in affected communities with the elevation of their primary single-family residences to meet requirements of the flood insurance risk maps and State and local...

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New Jersey’s Infrastructure Financing Program

Jan 25

New Jersey’s Infrastructure Financing Program

The New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program is a revolving loan program governed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – and the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust, an independent state financing authority. The Financing Program provides loans to local government units for the construction of wastewater treatment facilities, sludge management systems for wastewater and water treatment systems, combined sewer overflow reduction, storm water, and other nonpoint source management projects.  Transmission and distribution systems, storage facilities, and source development. Since the approval of the loan program, more than $1.5 billion in state and federal funds have been awarded. The Financing Program provides zero percent interest rate loans to local government units from the Department for up to half the allowable project costs, and a market rate loan from the Trust for the remaining allowable costs. The Department traditionally provides loans at 0% interest for approximately 20 years for up to onehalf the allowable project costs. The Trust offers loans at about the market rate or less for the remaining allowable project costs, also for a 20year term. Between these two funding sources, the rate on the loans is essentially half the market rate. Approximately $100 million$200 million is available per year. Atlantic City, Here’s a reminder!! Perma-Liner Industries schedule of LIVE DEMOS!!  BOOTH # 3223 @ the world famous WWETT Trade Show!!! Be There! Convention Center 100 South Capitol Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46225 U.S.A Thursday, February 18th 10:00 am: Reinstatement Cutters 10:30 am: Perma-Lateral™ Lining 11:00 am: InnerSeal™ Connection Seal 1:00 pm:   Sectional Point Repair 1:30 pm:   Perma-Main™ Top Gun 2:00 pm:   Perma-Lateral™ Lining 2:30 pm:   Pull-In-Place FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH 10:00 am:  Reinstatement Cutters 10:30 am:   Perma-Lateral™ Lining 11:00 am:   InnerSeal™ Connection Seal 1:00 pm:     Sectional Point Repair 1:30 pm:     Perma-Main™ Top Gun 2:00 pm:     Perma-Lateral™ Lining 2:30 pm:    ...

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Rutgers University Waters Restoration Grant Program

Jan 07

Rutgers University Waters Restoration Grant Program

Rutgers University in cooperation with the Stewards program on campus is establishing a Waters Restoration Grant Program.  The current project seeks to address water quality issues in priority watersheds, such as erosion due to unstable streambanks, pollution from stormwater runoff, and degraded shorelines caused by development. The program focuses on the stewardship and restoration of coastal, wetland ecosystems across the country. Its goal is to meet the conservation needs of important species and habitats, providing measurable and meaningful conservation and educational outcomes. The program requires the establishment and enhancement of diverse partnerships and an education/outreach component that will help shape and sustain behavior to achieve conservation goals. Funding priorities for this program include on-the-ground wetland, and in-stream and/or coastal habitat restoration; meaningful education and training activities, either through community outreach, participation and/or integration with K-12 environmental curriculum and measurable ecological, educational and community benefits. A total of $2.45 million will be provided to nonprofit organizations, local governments, tribes and educational institutions for wetlands restoration, stormwater projects, habitat protection and other initiatives to build community capacity to protect water quality and natural resources. The grants, in the amount of $20- to $50,000 each, are funded by a coalition of public and private organizations. Atlantic City, Save the Date!!  Perma-Liner Industries cordially invites you to the annual WWETT show! The Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment &Transport Show is happening on February 17th– 20th at the Indiana Convention Center. You can expect to be well informed with hundreds of exhibits, educational sessions, entertainment, networking, and live demonstrations. Meet you there! Convention Center 100 South Capitol Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46225 U.S.A. This is the largest annual trade show of its kind, the WWETT Show attracts some 14,000 environmental service professionals and exhibitor personnel from 53 countries. Register now and...

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The Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program

Dec 14

The Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program

The EIFP (Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program) is a partnership between the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust, providing low-interest loans for environmental infrastructure projects. Since 1988 the clean water and drinking water components of the EIFP have awarded more than $5.7 billion in loans throughout the State.  Recently, 952 of the 1179 funded projects totaling more than $4.6 billion in construction costs have been completed, have initiated operations, and have been administratively closed out; 227 projects totaling slightly more than $1.1 billion in project costs are actively contracting or under construction. Assistance recipients must certify that it has studied cost-effectiveness, and has selected a project with the greatest potential for water reuse, water conservation, and energy conservation. The Department reserved 50% of the available principal forgiveness funds and provide principal forgiveness loans for Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) abatement projects utilizing green practices (such as green roofs, blue roofs, rain gardens, porous pavement, and other activities that maintain and restore natural hydrology by infiltrating, and harvesting and using stormwater) and for integrated water resources planning. For all new projects, the Financing Package includes an interest-free loan from the Department for up to 75% of the allowable project costs and a market-rate loan from the Trust for the remaining allowable costs. Atlantic City, Perma-liner Industries has some exciting information that must be shared now as time is of the essence! It’s the Section 179 Deduction. This allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income. Give us a call so we can offer you our very best products and services now.  1-866-336-2568/...

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