Rhode Island’s Resourceful Reuse of Water

Apr 14

Rhode Island’s Resourceful Reuse of Water

Providence, have you given much thought to water recycling? Water recycling is the safe reuse of treated wastewater for favorable purposes, with no risk of health hazards. A common type of recycled water is water has had pollutants removed at the municipal wastewater treatment plant.  Of the many benefits, reuse of water adds value to the ecosystem, and it aids in restoration and groundwater recharge.  The other advantage of reuse is a certain water supply, even in times of drought. Treated wastewater has more nutrients and may reduce the need for fertilizer and reduce costs for homeowners and businesses. Reuse recycles safe water for activities that do not require the high level of quality needed for human consumption. Recycling water can also eliminate or reduce discharge into waterways. Reduced water supply coupled with population growth necessitates stricter controls on water consumption and identification of alternative water sources. Wastewater reclamation projects are an essential component in meeting present and future water demand.  Due to conditions connected to previous summer droughts, Rhode Island and other New England states have found it necessary to implement water reclamation measures. Currently, Rhode Island has an integrated water resources plan that takes advantages of these alternative sources and their capacity for reuse and recycling. 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 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...

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Warwick Gets Green Light on Sewer Funding

Mar 15

Warwick Gets Green Light on Sewer Funding

Rhode Island’s second-largest city took the first step toward finally installing sewers in the roughly 35 percent of the city that is not connected to the sewer system. The Warwick Sewer Authority will rehabilitate the sewer system using approximately $56 million in revenue bonds.  This aims at completing the installations which have been on hold for several years. One ordinance authorizes about $23 million in revenue bonds for treatment improvements mandated by the state Department of Environmental Management and also to raise the levee intended to protect the plant from flooding. The second ordinance authorizes about $33 million in revenue bonds to resume long-planned projects that would extend sewer lines to parts of Governor Francis Farms, the O’Donnell Hill, Northwest Gorton Pond and Bayside neighborhoods. Mandatory sewer assessments are estimated to cost $15,000 to $30,000 per household over a 20-year period. The state is requiring that cesspools near the coastline and other wetlands be replaced with either sewers or septic systems. Perma-Liner Industries can help! Go online to www.perma-liner.com or call 1-866-336-2568 to see our products and services for your sewer pipeline rehabilitation. We also have LIVE DEMOS coming up in April and May scheduled for Dallas, Seattle, Chicago and Philadelphia. We want to share the latest innovations in CIPP technology. Come see what we have to offer! Providence, have you registered yet for the NASTT’s No-Dig Show? It’s being held this month in Dallas. The NASTT No-Dig show is the largest trenchless technology conference in North America. Professionals attend to learn new techniques that will save money and improve infrastructure. We’ll have many fascinating, informative demo’s on the latest trenchless technologies along with exhibits, products and resources on all of our services locally and nationwide. You won’t want to miss it! Location: Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center/ March 20th-24th 1501 Gaylord Trail Grapevine, TX...

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Out with the Old Cesspools, In with the New

Feb 16

Out with the Old Cesspools, In with the New

A new law in Rhode Island requires the removal of existing cesspools from service after a property is sold. This is among the changes to onsite wastewater rules this year in Rhode Island. Replacing a cesspool with a septic tank typically costs approximately $12,000-$15,000. Homeowners who choose to attach to their municipality’s sewage system pay around $7,000. Two percent loans are available for those who qualify. New cesspools have been banned in Rhode Island since 1968, but there are still about 25,000 in operation. The Cesspool Act that has recently been signed into law, requires cesspools to be disconnected and replaced with a modern septic system or connection to a sewer system within 12 months of the sale of the property. It’s important to note, if a homeowner closed on the sale of their property prior to January 1, of this year, the upgrade requirement does not apply until the next time the property is transferred.  The changes now being enforced are anticipated to result in approximately 400 cesspools being taken out of service every year. The removal of cesspools from yards and other property across the state, is expected to be a fundamental step toward improving the water quality of Narragansett Bay. Providence installers and residents alike, are you interested in continuing education courses? Did you know the University of Rhode Island at Kingston is offering instructive courses in wastewater processes? One of the offered courses you may be interested in is a Functional Inspections course. This one-day class focuses on how to perform a functional (point-of-sale) inspection of a conventional wastewater treatment system which is typically done prior to home sales. Topics covered include a brief inspection refresher, elements of a functional inspection, newer tools and techniques, and wastewater management. This course also includes a field trip to practice what you’ve learned.  Additional courses range from surveying techniques to nitrogen in the environment and how it effects wastewater...

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Kingston’s Conservancy and Ecosystems Grants

Jan 19

Kingston’s Conservancy and Ecosystems Grants

The Nature Conservancy at the University of Rhode Island announces a small grants program to support scholarly research in collaboration with URI faculty sponsors in ocean and estuarine science and policy. Applicants may request two years of funding (a maximum of $12,000 per year); however, approval for a second year is contingent upon progress and funding availability. This year’s proposition will focus on the following topics: restoration and conservation of marine and coastal ecosystems and the spatial extent and evaluation of ecosystems services provided by existing and restored marine and coastal habitats. Decisions will be made in February; and funds will be awarded in April. Research proposals can cover any biogeographic extent, from local to global systems. The main focus will be in proposals that provide insights into effective methods for advancing the conservation and restoration of marine and coastal ecosystems in geographies where our region works, including RI and southern New England. The State of Rhode Island has taken a proactive role in preparing for climate change and implementing environmental policies that protect the unique coasts and watershed. However, there are not always the means to cover all of the essential financial obligations and commitments. The Coastal Institute serves as a partner on several initiatives to facilitate their completion when the focus is environmental health and aligns with the mission of the Coastal Institute. Providence, 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. 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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University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Program

Dec 23

University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Program

The Rhode Island Sea Grant Program is a federal-state-university partnership, based at the University of Rhode Island, which designs and supports research, outreach, and education programs that foster coastal and marine stewardship. The Program focuses its efforts in two core thematic areas: Sustainable Coastal Communities & Ecosystems (SUCCESS) and Sustainable Fisheries. The SUCCESS Extension Program works to assist coastal communities with natural disaster preparedness, to help urban communities manage their coastal resources, and aid in the development of coastal and waterfront smart growth principles. The Sustainable Fisheries Extension Program conducts applied research on fisheries issues, engages stakeholders in fisheries management, and creates a neutral platform for discussing innovative fisheries management ideas. In addition to its Extension efforts, Sea Grant supports adult learning, as well as graduate and undergraduate education opportunities. The Sea Grant Program has also contributed to a major success story in the cod and haddock fisheries. Research sponsored by the two programs led to the development of the Eliminator Trawl—new gear that is extremely effective at reducing bycatch of cod, a fishery that has been overharvested, while allowing the capture of haddock, a recovered fishery. Use of the Eliminator Trawl nets has become widespread, boosting Northeast fishery economics by opening previously closed haddock areas and allowing further recovery of the cod fishery. Coming up in February: the Inner Space Center will open its door to the public to explore the latest deep-sea explorations, including ancient shipwreck artifacts from previous expeditions, and listen in as scientists make their next discoveries. This 45-minute tour of the Inner Space Center is designed for members of the public. The Inner Space Center is an international hub for ocean science exploration and education. These tours are offered on the first Tuesday of each month.  The cost is $5 per participant.  Space is limited to 20 people and reservations are...

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Providence is Conserving Water Proactively

Dec 09

Providence is Conserving Water Proactively

The City of Providence has been well underway with various means to promote water conservation. Because of increasing demands for water combined with potential drought conditions, Providence Water has seen conditions where the available water supply has been reduced to extremely low levels.  Providence Water encourages all of its customers to adhere to best management practices when it comes to water conservation. The objective of this effort in teaching conservation is to provide information and educational opportunities to watershed residents, in order to reduce non-point source pollution (which is caused by rain or snow melt combined with pollutants) loading to the Scituate Reservoir. The intent is achieved by these suggestions: make presentations in all elementary schools. Offer a national watershed protection curriculum to middle school teachers. Hold annual poster contests for grades 3 – 8 Offer workshops for homeowners. Provide new homeowners with a “welcome wagon” package of information Increase media coverage for pertinent events. Offer training to municipal officials in watershed protection. Publish and distribute a newsletter for business owners. Providence, 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. It’s an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses to buy equipment and invest in themselves. Still reading this?? Give us a call so we can offer you our very best products and services now.  1-866-336-2568/ www.perma-liner.com. Section 179 is one of the few incentives included in any of the recent Stimulus Bills that actually helps small...

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Water Restoration Team Assists in Project Planning

Nov 23

Water Restoration Team Assists in Project Planning

 Water Restoration Team Assists in Project Planning: The Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management has implemented a team of experts to help if you are planning a water quality restoration project.  The objectives of the Team are to support and encourage water quality improvement and wetland restoration projects in Rhode Island.  The Team offers enhanced pre-application assistance by working with applicants during project planning and design to help advance restoration projects to the application stage, including the identification of any necessary permits. Application review and communication with applicants are coordinated through the Team.  The Team educates applicants and others about issues of concern to DEM and will also develop written guidance and policies regarding water quality improvement and wetland restoration projects. The Team will track the progress of projects during construction and afterwards and is comprised of: water quality, wetlands restoration, sustainable watersheds, and policy staff; Regulatory permit staff from DEM Wetlands, Water Quality Certification, Underground Injection Control (UIC), and RI Pollution Discharge Elimination System (RIPDES) programs.  Before starting your project, the Dept. Of Environmental Management will help create an effective partnership between project supporters and regulators and help ensure that projects are successful and meet regulatory requirements. Providence, have you heard?? Perma-Liner Industries is rolling out one of our best deals. Our state of the art lining equipment has a name and it’s called Top Gun. It’s as good as it gets for compact equipment and precise pipelining. Just a few details of what we’ve got lined up for you: 6” TO 120” DIAMETER CIPP LINERS TRAINING PROVIDED BY EXPERIENCED CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS MARKETING SUPPORT LEAD REFERRALS TECHNICAL SUPPORT NEW TOP GUN EQUIPMENT RENTAL PROGRAM MARKET COMPETITIVE PRICING DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE REFRIGERATION TRUCKS AVAILABLE Let us give you our best!  Call us: 1-866-336-2568 and visit us online@...

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