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  • Reading sewer main broken twice in three years

    For the second time in just three years, a sewer main pipe in Reading, Pennsylvania, has ruptured, causing raw sewage to leak into the nearby Schuylkill River. 69 News reported that workers sent to fix the problem were forced to open an emergency gate, which sent the sewage flowing into the river. Not opening the gate would have eventually caused a backup of sewage into nearby resident’s ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • City of Portland, Maine will Pay Penalty and Take Steps to Address Sewer Overflows

    The City of Portland has agreed to pay a penalty of $53,250 to settle EPA claims that the City did not adequately prevent raw sewage overflows to surface waters from its sewer system. As part of the settlement, the City has agreed to address erosion along the banks of Dole Brook. EPA also previously issued a related order requiring Portland to better manage its sewer system to prevent additional ...

  • ASTM F2561 - 11 Standard Practice for Rehabilitation of a Sewer Service Lateral and Its Connection to the Main Using a One Piece Main and Lateral Cured-in-Place Liner

    This practice is for use by designers and specifiers, regulatory agencies, owners, and inspection organizations who are involved in the rehabilitation of sewer service laterals and its connection to the main through the use of a resin-impregnated tube installed within an existing sewer lateral. As for any practice, modifications may be required for specific job ...


    By ASTM International

  • U.S. EPA orders GWA to repair broken sewer main to Northern district wastewater plant (GU)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday issued a compliance order to the Guam Waterworks Authority to take immediate steps to repair a broken sewer force main located near the Southern Link Sewage Lift Station in Dededo, Guam. GWA has two weeks to repair or replace the broken 36-inch diameter force main and eliminate any wastewater spills resulting from the break. The utility needs to ...

  • Limestone, Maine water and sewer district gains environmental benefits from federal and state assistance

    A team of senior environmental officials from federal and state agencies today highlighted coordinated work that is resulting in the Greater Limestone Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility achieving significant environmental and economic benefits for Aroostook County. With approximately $9.3 million of funding from the federal Recovery Act, allocated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ...

  • The Importance of Managing Wastewater Force Mains

    Across Canada, there are thousands of kilometers of wastewater force mains operated by both small and large utilities. Historically, the management of force mains represents a major challenge for operators, as a failure to a wastewater pipeline can have severe environmental consequences such as contamination. Beyond environmental impact, a force main failure can lead to litigation and mandated ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Builders fill sewer with concrete

    A WATER company is suing a house builder for £500,000 after they stopped people flushing their loos by pouring 30 tonnes of concrete down a sewer. The blunder caused chaos in Salford, Lancashire when the concrete set hard along about 43 metres of the public Victorian sewer. People could not flush their toilets for three days on Aspull Walk, Salford as engineers installed an emergency ...


    By United Utilities

  • Hydro International to Treat CSO Flows in Bucksport, Maine

    Storm King Overflow Unit Will Be First Advanced Vortex Technology CSO Solution Installed Remotely in State PORTLAND, Maine — Hydro International, a leading provider of environmentally sustainable products and innovative solutions that control and treat stormwater, wastewater and combined sewer overflows, today announced that it has been chosen by the Town of Bucksport, Maine, to supply a Storm ...


    By Hydro International

  • EPA provides environmental monitoring of Maine’s coastal beaches

    With the summer beach season in high gear, EPA’s New England office is awarding a US$252,220 grant to help support the Maine Healthy Beaches Program to continue efforts to monitor water quality conditions at Maine beaches to ensure that people enjoying the beach are also enjoying healthy water conditions. This EPA funding was made available through the federal Beach Act of 2000, which requires ...

  • Inflatable Sewer Line Test Plug

    You may need to plug your sewer line during a disaster as a back flowing sewer can cause considerable property damage and pose health hazards. You can avoid those promlems by way of plugging. Buy an inflatable sewer plug (test plug) that matches the size of your main sewer pipe. You can check our products easily. Our ...


    By PLUGCO

  • The biggest advantages of pipe bursting for trenchless sewer replacement

    For decades, the only way to replace a sewer line was to dig a big, ugly, expensive trench right across your property. And since homeowners are legally required to pay for the upkeep of sewer lines servicing their property, that meant a big expensive mess. If there was a garden, driveway, deck, or sidewalk in the way, well, that’s just too bad. Fortunately, “no dig” trenchless ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • New Sewer Regulations will increase demand for Inspections

    Following recent changes to private sewer ownership and in anticipation of a heightened demand for pipe inspection work, Ashtead Technology has expanded its fleet of inspection crawlers and push-rod cameras. Ashtead Technology's Alan Hasson says, "More pipes will need to be inspected as a result of the new regulations, so we have made additional investments in our instrument fleet in order to ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • ID-TEC`s multifunctional Sewer Rehabilitation SERIES

    ID-TEC develops new Heavy grinding, milling and cutting equipment for multifunctional Sewer Rehabilitation SERIES. ID-TEC proudly presents their 5th piece of equipment for the Sewer Rehabilitation SERIES base robot, the ...

  • Understanding the Difference between Flood and Sewer Backup Insurance

    Summer storms have already wreaked havoc and caused flooding in many parts of the country.  Damage to a home or business can be extensive when flood waters enter a property and they are also sometimes associated with backed up sewers. For property owners facing a property damage claim, the type of water damage can mean the difference between coverage and facing the cost of repairs on their ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Kentucky American Water Starts $350,000 Upgrade to Water Mains on Transylvania Park

    Kentucky American Water will begin construction work this week in Lexington on a water main improvement project along Transylvania Park from Maxwell Street to Rose Lane. The project will involve replacing existing 6-inch- and 4-inch-diameter cast iron mains that date back to the 1930s. The project is being conducted as part of the company’s ongoing ...


    By American Water

  • Quality Certification for Ultrasonic Sewer Flow Monitor Specialist

    Sewer flow survey instrumentation specialist, Detectronic, has achieved ISO9001:2008 accreditation for its quality management systems from the Sira Certification Service.  The internationally recognised approval covers all aspects of manufacture, marketing, hire and maintenance of ultrasonic velocity-area flow monitors and systems. It also recognises that the Detectronic equipment is ...


    By Detectronic Ltd

  • Pipe bursting equipment manufacturer and sewer contractor

    When sewer inspection and maintenance lead to sewer repair or replacement, there are a few key things a homeowner needs to know. While the sewer contractor is of prime importance, the equipment and methods the contractor uses are also critical to the overall outcome of the job. When all established methods of sewer lateral rehabilitation are on the table—open-cut excavation, CIPP lining, ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Kansas City faces $3.6bn sewer and stormwater upgrade

    A new Kansas City government task force began meeting this month to determine exactly how the city is going to cover the $3.6 billion cost of an urgently needed new sewer and stormwater system. Over the next six months, the task force, appointed by Mayor Mark Funkhouser, must determine how much to increase taxes and fees and whether to use bonds or other funding methods to pay for the largest ...

  • Under Settlement Bangor, Maine Takes Additional Action to Address Wastewater and Stormwater Discharges

    Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged today in federal court to address noncompliance with the Clean Water Act, the City of Bangor, Maine, will take action to prevent sewer overflows and contaminated stormwater from entering the Penobscot River and Kenduskeag Stream. The City complied fully with the terms of an earlier consent decree with EPA but had not fully achieved the goals set forth in ...

  • First Trial of Non-Entry Inspection Chambers in Adoptable Sewers

    A joint partnership between Wavin Plastics, Yorkshire Water and Miller Homes has resulted in the first UK trial of non-entry inspection chambers in adoptable sewers on a new development in the Leeds area. The site, Allerton Bywater Millennium Village, which is one of seven English Partnership Millennium Communities, has been designed according to Planning Policy Guidance 3 (PPG3) principles. ...


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