Residents of Elizabeth City, N.C. got a surprise when a large sinkhole hole opened up on one of their many roads. What was the culprit? A broken sewer line. The broken pipe is a symptom of an overall aging city sewer infrastructure.
The city’s sewer infrastructure includes pipes that are old and are beginning to break and crumble. A common theme we’re seeing all throughout the nation. Many cities don’t even know there’s a problem in their pipes because they’re buried.
The city’s problem was to the main sewer line, and not to a lateral line stemming from a residence to the main line. The main is buried about 8 to 10 feet deep, which means it is too deep for the city to repair. The city does not have the equipment to perform repair work to sewer lines buried that deep.
Many people don’t even consider the aging infrastructure and what it takes to maintain it. If you are a homeowner, business owner or municipality looking for information on protecting, lining and repairing pipes, or for the nearest installer, contact Perma-Liner™ today.
Perma-Liner is the leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials in North America. For 20 years, we have developed systems to rehabilitate existing sewer systems without excavation. Our experience in the CIPP industry has allowed us to design, patent and manufacture state of the art technology in order for us to repair structures without excavation.