Charlotte’s Overflow into Catawba Basin

Jul 18

Charlotte’s Overflow into Catawba Basin

The city of Charlotte is in the process of rectifying a significant sewer overflow that reached a nearby tributary. Attributed to a pipeline rupture carrying well over 100,000 gallons of water and sewage, the broken pipeline consisted of a 21-inch sewer main pipe. Because there was no rain involved, the waterway sustained a greater impact due to more condensed...

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Charlotte’s Efficient Frost-Seeding Promotes Sustainability

Jan 24

Charlotte’s Efficient Frost-Seeding Promotes Sustainability

Sewer systems and tree roots do not make a good mix. Tree roots are a cause for concern as they impede the sewer lines, thereby leading to blockages and sewer backups. If a sewer pipeline becomes buried, the soil around them is looser than the rest of the yard, creating an ideal climate for the roots of the tree to gravitate toward the soil, which tends to become...

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Full Steam Ahead! Check Out Perma-Liner Industries 2016 Events Line Up!!

Aug 18

Full Steam Ahead! Check Out Perma-Liner Industries 2016 Events Line Up!!

Undoubtedly, you are still enjoying the many highlights that this time of year brings, but as the glory days of summer begin to wane, no worries! We’ve got some exciting events scheduled for you and they’re coming up right around the corner. Mark your calendars for these informative trade shows that you won’t want to miss! First up, Perma-Liner Industries is...

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Greensboro’s Pilot Program for Sewer Testing

Apr 21

Greensboro’s Pilot Program for Sewer Testing

The City of Greensboro believes in spotlighting growth and economic potential in the best interest of its population of 250,000.  Currently, the city is developing a pilot program to conclusively inspect a (PCCP) prestressed concrete cylinder pipe water main. The Water Resources Department has been instrumental in recognizing the need for new construction, which...

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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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North Carolina’s Leading Water Resource

Dec 01

North Carolina’s Leading Water Resource

On July 16, 1976, the North Carolina Rural Water Association, Inc. (NCRWA) was incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the authority of the NC Secretary of State. NCRWA’s modest, yet service-focused, existence was much the vision of the initial Board of Directors. Organized from the very beginning to serve as “the voice” of the water and wastewater...

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