HARRISBURG, Pa. —Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $68 million for twenty drinking water, wastewater and non-point source projects across fourteen counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
“The PENNVEST Board of Directors today continued its commitment to improving the drinking water consumed every day by citizens all across Pennsylvania while also helping to improve the quality of the Commonwealth’s remarkable system of rivers and streams”, said Governor Wolf. ”These otherwise expensive projects are brought within the financial reach of the communities who received assistance today, due to the low interest rates and grants that PENNVEST is able to offer its funding recipients.”
Of the $68.1 million, $46.8 million is allocated Continue Reading
The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the Premier of Quebec, Philippe Couillard, today confirmed the ratification of the Canada-Quebec Agreement on the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
This agreement—with funding provided by the Government of Canada, the Province of Quebec, and municipalities—will support public transit projects, as well as projects that will provide improved water and wastewater systems, in order that Quebec families may benefit from modernized infrastructure.
Both governments are committed to investing in local infrastructure to make sure that families have access to reliable and high-quality services. Investing in infrastructure is vital for creating middle class jobs today, and sustained economic growth for Continue Reading
It’s a fact: pipe repair methods that involve open cut methods aren’t always right for every situation. This holds especially true when the pipes involved run beneath the surface of buildings and/or other populated areas.
Take for example, the situation that SUNY New Paltz University officials had to face a few years ago. One of the campus dormitories had pipe blockage problems so severe that the question wasn’t if the pipe would break but when. Officials feared that if the blockage were not handled immediately, the break could happen during the busy school year ahead.
The pipe was located 30 feet beneath the dormitory building and ran under common ground for 25 feet. Moreover, the pipe itself changed size — from 4 to 6 inches — and had several bends and elbows.
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Formadrain is now the Canadian distributor of an exceptional line of small diameter lateral cutters from the Finnish company Picote. Picote, like Formadrain, is an innovator in its field and has created some remarkable products which are brilliantly simple and effective.
Since 2008, Picote has focused on in-house research and development and now offers a growing range of innovative, patented and patent-pending products, available for the first time to the international market. These resourceful tools and machinery are devised and perfected as a direct result of workforce and on-site feedback and evaluation. The company's Smart Cutter™ system, which Formadrain will carry, won the ISTT new product award for 2012 at the 30th International ISTT No-Dig Show in Brazil.
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When it comes to repairs, the size and/or shape of pipes can make a huge difference. An example of this can be seen in the project that the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland undertook to rehabilitate an existing pipe system.
The GRC was established in 1942 as part of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). Later, it was incorporated into the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a laboratory for aircraft engine research. In 1999, it was renamed after Friendship 7 astronaut and former Ohio senator, John Glenn.
Officials were looking for a comprehensive solution to all their needs. But as it turned out, some of the pipes in the GRC system – about 8% – were not only smaller-sized. They also had small runs, elbow bends, and transitions. So the $50 Continue Reading