Charlotte’s Heavy Rain Causes Falling Trees

Feb 25

Charlotte’s Heavy Rain Causes Falling Trees

Charlotte is cleaning up area roads and property in the wake of strong winds and heavy rain this week.  In recent weeks, the city has had its share of rain storms which has caused damage and hazards throughout several Charlotte neighborhoods.   A massive tree from Edgehill Park covering Queens Road is in the process of being removed to prevent further road...

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Carrboro Sewer Authority’s Strategic Initiatives

Jan 27

Carrboro Sewer Authority’s Strategic Initiatives

The Orange Water and Sewer Authority or OWASA is a community–owned utility that exemplifies community commitment to environmental protection and sustainable management of natural resources in North Carolina. The goal is to protect the environment through effective management and operation of the wastewater collection system, treatment, water reuse and resource...

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NC State University’s Energy Training

Jan 08

NC State University’s Energy Training

As part of the Northeastern Workforce Development Board’s (NWDB) Sustainability Initiative, North Carolina State University has developed a Commercial Energy Coordinator training program designed for qualified businesses and organizations in the region. Through a grant from the NWDB, NC State University’s Industrial Extension Service (IES) partners with Energy...

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Spindale’s Sewer Asset Management Plan

Sep 29

Spindale’s Sewer Asset Management Plan

Spindale’s needs for maintenance and rehabilitation have grown to a point where the gap between these needs and available revenue is excessively wide. This is due to the town’s history as a textile-manufacturing community. From its incorporation in 1923 up to the late 1990s, the town enjoyed a robust economy based upon the booming textile industry of the 20th...

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Methods Used For Sewer Lateral Inspection

Sep 24

Methods Used For Sewer Lateral Inspection

There are various methods adopted by cities to maintain and inspect sewer laterals.  There must be careful assessments and record keeping to determine the necessity of rehabilitating and repairing a sewer line.  If infiltration is a significant issue within your system, it is almost guaranteed that private laterals are a part of the problem. An issue for most...

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Elizabeth City’s Tunnel and Pipeline Repairs

Sep 21

Elizabeth City’s Tunnel and Pipeline Repairs

The city of Elizabeth is in the process of rehabilitating a century old brick tunnel.  The residents have been dealing with sinkholes in the last several months.  The sewer pipelines are also at risk due to where they are located within the tunnel.  These repairs are being considered as emergency issues due to the unstable condition of the tunnel, as well as the...

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