sewer repair News

  • 5 Flood risks in need of sewer line repair

    Dealing with indoor flooding is enough to drive anyone crazy. Not only can it be frustrating to deal with the clean up and repairs, but often times, those repairs can be expensive. So how can you do your best to stop flooding? Here are a few preventative tips: Poor foundation: Most homes are designed specifically to allow flood water to flow freely underneath and beside the structure. ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • ‘Sewers are for Sewerage`

    On World Toilet Day last week, the UK water industry launched a Sewer Network Action Programme (SNAP) to stop blockages and protect quality of life. The sewerage system works on behalf of the citizens out of sight and out of mind. However, the sewers also depend on the users to keep them working properly. No-one whose house has been flooded will ever question the point of events such as ...

  • Here’s why trenchless sewer repair is quickly becoming the go-to option for homeowners

    There is no shortage of things that can go wrong within a home, but perhaps the problem that strikes the most fear into homeowners is sewer repair. While electrical issues and other home improvement tasks can be categorized as “DIY,” this is certainly not the case when it comes to replacing sewer lines. Therefore, every homeowner should know about the latest and greatest trends in ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Jersey City, N.J. to upgrade and repair sewer system to resolve clean water act violations

    A settlement between the United States and the Jersey City, N.J. Municipal Utilities Authority (JCMUA) will resolve Clean Water Act violations by JCMUA for failing to properly operate and maintain its combined sewer system, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. JCMUA violations included releases of untreated sewage into the Hackensack River, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Building Damage from Sanitary Sewer Overflows Can Create Serious Health Concerns and Costly Repairs

    Sanitary sewer overflows happen every day across the nation.  When they occur they can spread raw sewage into homes and businesses and cause extensive damage and the risk of disease in both indoor and outdoor environments.   These unpleasant occurrences can be caused by many factors, but they are typically associated with sewer pipe blockages caused by ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAC wins evaluation and repair contract

    Saline Water Conversion Corporation ($WeC), the gcNernment corpor,ltion operating desalination plants in Saudi Arabia, recognised Ihe need for a comprehensive evaluation and rehabilitation program 10 reduce potential blockages and fOad coUapses m the extensive network of sewers at their large AI-Khobar City facility in Eastern Province of the Kingdom. SWCC floated a tender 10 evaluate and rep31r ...

  • Atlanta will get more time to complete sewer upgrades

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) today proposed an amendment to a 1999 Consent Decree that would give the City of Atlanta additional time to complete the limited remaining repairs needed to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows and ensure Clean Water Act compliance. The untreated sewage from ...

  • 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.

  • US$768,000 grant to Iola, Kan., for sewer project

    EPA has awarded US$768,000 to Iola, Kan., for improvements to the sewer system. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “It’s always a pleasure to help Kansas communities better protect their water resources. These water infrastructure funds will partially fund the construction project which is estimated to cost US$2.6 million.” The purpose of the project is to repair and ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Settlement with city of Gloucester ensures improvments to treatment plant and addresses sewer overflows

    Under the terms of a modified Consent Decree lodged in federal court today, the City of Gloucester will upgrade its sewage treatment plant and work to stem overflows from its sewer system. The modified Consent Decree stems from a federal enforcement action brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Office of the Attorney General of ...

  • Private sewers transfer good news for UK consumers - but at a price

    The Consumer Council for Water has welcomed the announcement by Defra that privately-owned sewers and lateral drains will be transferred to sewerage companies in England in 2011, as it will benefit consumers, but the change will come at a price. Until 2011, responsibility for private sewers and lateral drains will remain with the owners of the properties they are connected to. Up to 50 per ...


  • Kansas City, Mo., to spend US$2.5 billion to cut sewer overflows

    The City of Kansas City, Mo., has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems, at a cost estimated to exceed US$2.5 billion over 25 years, to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage and to reduce pollution levels in urban stormwater, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. A consent decree lodged today in U.S. District Court ...

  • Settlement with Town of Timmonsville and City of Florence will Resolve Drinking Water and Sewer Problems

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced a settlement today with the Town of Timmonsville and City of Florence, S.C., to resolve drinking water and sewer problems. The proposed settlement, set forth in a consent decree, will resolve Timmonsville’s liability for violations of the Clean Water Act ...

  • Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority to Upgrade Sewage Infrastructure

    Under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) has agreed to make major upgrades, improve inspections and cleaning of existing facilities within the Puerto Nuevo system and continue improvements to its systems island-wide. The Puerto Nuevo sewer system serves the municipalities of San Juan, ...

  • Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati Drives Revolution in Smart Asset Management

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced that the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio, (MSD) has selected the company’s industry-leading InfoMaster Sewer to complete its enterprise smart ...


    By Innovyze

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