Rehabilitation

CIPP rehabilitation of pressurized pipelines

It is well known that CIPP has been around for over 50 years, primarily being used to rehabilitate gravity sewer pipelines. In the 1980s CIPP was introduced for low pressure sewer applications, and late in the 1990s began to emerge for water main and higher-pressure force main rehabilitations.

Tyler City Council updated on sewer system rehabilitations under Consent Decree

The City Council of Tyler, Texas, recently received a comprehensive update from Pipeline Analysis LLC regarding the ongoing and future rehabilitation plans for the city's sewer system as mandated by the Consent Decree.

Houston urged to allocate $20 million for vital sewer line repairs in marginalized communities

Groups such as the Northeast Action Collective, West Street Recovery, and Bayou City Waterkeeper have highlighted the significant health hazards posed by leaks in private sewer lines, particularly affecting residents in Northeast Houston.

Rehab spotlight: Lining systems

Discover leading solutions in sewer lining systems, including the Flow-120 Starter Package for compact spaces, the Bluelight LED CIPP system for faster curing, and MaxLiner's versatile CIPP technology. Explore the benefits of Reline America's thinner UV GRP liner and United Felts' top-tier CIPP liners and wet-out services.

Olds municipality makes strides in sewer, water system overhaul, targeting I&I challenges

Following an assessment last fall, which included a vapor test to identify inflow and infiltration (I&I) issues in the sewer system, significant progress has been achieved. Out of the 38 repairs identified during the test, 36 have been completed, primarily involving the replacement of manhole lids, inserts, and cleanout plugs at various locations.

SA Water tests successful trenchless pipeline repair technique

SA Water undertook a trial of trenchless technology, a first in the metropolitan sewer network, to address issues with a sewer pipe running beneath the popular trade hub.

Texas launches $1 billion water fund as first step in addressing water woes

While Texas enjoys a significant budget surplus, its water woes persist, underscoring the need for innovative solutions beyond mere financial injections. Recognizing this, lawmakers have established the Texas Water Fund, earmarking $1 billion for water infrastructure.

CIGMAT focuses on challenging research, technology transfer, information sharing

Established in 1984, at the University of Houston, the Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) is dedicated to fostering improved understanding of grouting materials and their applications.

Vortex Companies acquires Applied Felts for total trenchless rehabilitation solutions

Vortex Companies takes a significant step in revolutionizing trenchless rehabilitation with the landmark acquisition of Applied Felts Inc., including MaxLiner and FerraTex Solutions.

Rausch Electronics unveils cutting-edge rehab cutter system for underground infrastructure

The Rausch Rehab Cutter system promotes advancement in the field of underground infrastructure rehabilitation efficient solutions for municipalities, contractors, and utility service providers.

Reline America, East Coast Infrastructure partner to expand UV-GRP Alphaliner network

(UI) — This partnership will bring UV-GRP lining to the Tidewater region, making East Coast Infrastructure a one-stop shop for infrastructure assessment and rehabilitation.

Kinston City Council greenlights Vernon Avenue sewer rehabilitation project

(UI) — This pivotal initiative, assigned to Herring Rivenbark Inc., aims to enhance the sewer system beneath Vernon Avenue, a prominent hub for Kinston's businesses and attractions.

Swift completion of New Orleans sewer repairs ends release of raw sewage into Mississippi River

(UI) — The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board has successfully ceased the discharge of untreated sewage into the Mississippi River after accomplishing vital repairs to a 60-year-old, 60-inch sewer force main situated in the St. Roch neighborhood.

Tech Tips: Force main rehabilitation

(UI) — Force mains, also called rising mains in the United Kingdom, are low pressure pipelines that lift the sewage from one location to another by pumping the sewage under positive pressure.

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority wins grant to replace 1,200 lead service lines

(UI) — State Senator Wayne Fontana announced that approximately 1,200 lead service lines in Allegheny County would be replaced with the nearly $15 million in funding from PENNVEST, ensuring clean and reliable drinking water for future generations.

Aries Industries’ announces sale of Water Well assets

(UI) — Aries Industries, an industry leader in state-of-the-art equipment for inspection and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure, is accelerating investment in its core business of wastewater/sewer inspection and rehabilitation product lines.

Pressure pipe rehabilitation – what’s on the menu?

(UI) — Trenchless methods have been widely used for the rehabilitation of gravity pipelines for some time. The advent of these technologies and methods has lowered the cost of extending the useful life of gravity pipelines as opposed to outright replacing them.

Breakthrough time of styrene emissions through various CIPP coating materials

(UI) — Recent studies of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liners have shown that potentially dangerous concentrations of styrene can be emitted prior to liner installation in the cold storage unit or vehicle.

Rehab Technology: Emergency repair of unexpected leak

(UI) — Created in 1951, by the Texas Legislature, North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) consists of 10 original member cities, including Farmersville, Forney, Garland, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Princeton, Rockwall, Royse City and Wylie. By 1956, this new agency was providing water to the region.

New Bern, N.C., takes action to address 'compromised' sewer lines in repair project

(UI) — New Bern, North Carolina, is facing sewer line repairs that are projected to exceed $1 million. The repairs will primarily focus on addressing structural compromises in approximately 2,000 linear feet of piping.

Critical repairs underway in Idylwood, Va., to avert Shreve Road sewer pipe collapse

(UI) — Prior to the discovery of the hole in the sewage line, plans were already in place for a trenchless cured-in-place pipe rehabilitation of the sewer line, a non-invasive method of repairing pipe lining without the need for excavation.

Gilbert, La., granted $1.4 million in funding for sewer rehabilitation project

(UI) — Federal funding totaling $1.4 million has reportedly been awarded to the Village of Gilbert for a sewage restoration project. The outdated sewer pipes that were put in place more than 40 years ago will be renovated thanks to the federal subsidy.

New York’s West Seneca set to upgrade 92,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer mains

(UI) — The Buffalo News reports that the state of New York-mandated sewage restoration project in West Seneca is about to start one of its most extensive phases. The town of West Seneca has already spent almost $17 million upgrading decaying sewage lines.

Westmoreland County, Pa., secures $8.8 million in funding for water, sewer projects

(UI) — These projects include the water line extension in East Huntingdon, stormwater sewer improvements in Jeannette, stormwater sewer installation in Unity, sewer enhancements in New Kensington, and water line upgrades in South Huntingdon.

3M reaches $10.3 billion settlement over contamination of water systems with ‘forever chemicals’

Chemical manufacturer 3M Co. will pay at least $10.3 billion to settle lawsuits over the contamination of many U.S. public drinking water systems with potentially harmful compounds used in firefighting foam and a host of consumer products, the company said Thursday.

The water in Mississippi’s capital is safe to drink, city officials say

Jackson has struggled with water problems for decades. Most of the city lost running water for several days in August and September after heavy rainfall exacerbated problems at the city’s main water treatment plant.

Pittsfield, Mass., officials approve $206 million budget plan, including 12% water, 25% sewer rate hike

(UI) — By a 7-4 vote, the council approved raising water and sewer rates to cover the increasing cost of materials and rebuild savings within city enterprise funds. The plan set aside $18 million for the city's water, wastewater, and sewage budgets.

American Business Water Coalition launched to support water infrastructure investment

(UI) — The American Business Water Coalition (ABWC), established to address the critical need for more federal investment into our nation’s water infrastructure, officially launched on June 13. The coalition provides businesses with a platform to urge Congress to increase investment in water infrastructure and ensure access to safe, reliable and affordable water for all.

Rehab News

(UI) — The regional manager changes at Avanti and Aegion acquires trenchless water rehabilitation provider Infraspec Services.

Rehab technology: 10 expert tips to ensure safe sewer cleaning

(UI) — Municipalities must safely clean and maintain many miles of sewer line annually to eliminate blockages and prevent sanitary sewer overflows, which are regulated by the EPA. However, the use of high-pressure equipment in underground sewers can be dangerous, unless operators are well-trained and fully understand the hazards.