Houston’s Sewers and Sinkholes: A Cause for Concern

Jul 07

Houston’s Sewers and Sinkholes: A Cause for Concern

The nearby Houston city of Dayton recently required emergency repairs to a collapsed sewer line. Sinkholes have also emerged with both largely attributed to soil conditions, excessive rainfall after a prolonged drought and high ground water. These factors, and in some cases the age of the pipeline, result in unstable ground conditions causing the line to become...

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Arlington is on a Roll with Sewer Robots

Jun 13

Arlington is on a Roll with Sewer Robots

The city of Arlington has come up with an ingenious way to keep tabs on water quality. Along with the University of Texas at Arlington, the city has collaborated on the use of robots for sewers. The cost to the city is expected to be less than half the cost of hiring a complete service to run a robot and interpret the data. A floating robot will be equipped with a...

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Texas, We’ve got the Plumber for You!

May 16

Texas, We’ve got the Plumber for You!

If you live in Texas, there’s one plumber you should know for sure. Perma-Liner Industries is proud to introduce Joe Rushing Plumbing as one of our certified installers. Joe has built a prime, top of the line business and cares about providing the best service to his customers. Joe Rushing has the highest quality plumber services and has been established in Lubbock...

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Tax Relief for Texans Affected by Floods

Apr 22

Tax Relief for Texans Affected by Floods

Victims of the severe storms and flooding that took place beginning on March 7, 2016 in parts of Texas may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The President has declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Texas. Following the recent disaster declaration for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the...

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Houston’s Sugar Land Consolidates Water Sources

Apr 07

Houston’s Sugar Land Consolidates Water Sources

Sugar Land is a suburban community located about 20 miles southwest of Houston in Fort Bend County. The Houston-Woodlands-Sugar Land region of the county is 11th fastest-growing metro area in the US. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown topped Forbes’ list of America’s fastest-growing cities. The city recently approved a Groundwater Reduction Plan (GRP) that outlines the...

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Bellaire Finalizes Trenchless Sewer Project

Mar 02

Bellaire Finalizes Trenchless Sewer Project

The Houston area neighborhood of Bellaire is on the tail end of the Lift Station Renewal and Replacement Program. The project included installation of just under 15,000 feet of 54-inch jacking pipe. The 54-inch Gravity Sewer Line Project began nearly two years ago and its completion will be ahead of schedule by one year. The project is one of several for the City of...

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Rice University’s Innovative Program on Water Quality

Feb 03

Rice University’s Innovative Program on Water Quality

The Civil and Environmental Engineering department, in partnership with the Administrative Center for sustainability and Energy Management and Facilities Engineering and Planning, has created the Rice Urban Laboratory for The Environment (RULE) to study the hydrologic and water quality impacts of green infrastructure systems in Houston. RULE focuses on the design,...

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