There are many variables threatening America’s water from pollution issues and aging infrastructure to raising costs and droughts and rainfall patterns as the climate changes. The U.S. used to be a leader when it came to water infrastructure and management. Now, the U.S. is lagging behind receiving D ratings for dams, drinking water and wastewater. It’s time to start focuses on possible solutions to curb these issues – the U.S. can get A ratings and below are some of the solutions that may get the nation where it needs to be.
It starts with creating a national-level governance. Water technically has no boundaries and is very good at sometimes ignoring the municipal boundaries it does have. So what does this mean? One town’s water use or sewage can affect other cities or states that rely on the same water supply. That’s why many countries have a national water authority or commission that oversees water management across the country. The U.S. does not and we’re exactly the opposite. Our nation’s water supply is managed by individual municipalities each doing their own thing. This creates numerous hurdles to climb and makes it difficult to initiate and complete regional projects.
To do almost anything, there needs to be a budget and that’s the case with water infrastructure. The government spends only two percent of its GDP on infrastructure, and water infrastructure makes up just a part of that. The U.S. is spending less than Vietnam, Mexico, and Chile. If the U.S. wants nice things, like a water infrastructure that does not fail us, then the U.S. has to be willing to pay for them.
One possible solution that most do not consider is the private investor sector. Many investors are interested in investing in water-related issues, but they want to know more about the social and environmental effects their investments will have. The problem is that there are a lot of inconsistencies in how companies report these estimates. It has been suggested that investors, academics and regulators need to team up to create a standardized system of evaluating the impacts of sustainable investments. Another challenge is getting investors to understand how complex and important water is, since it affects agriculture and many other business sectors. Investors want to know the bottom line and with more impactful measurements and numbers, this should make it easier for private investors to contribute.
As the climate changes, so will the needs of humans. Changes in heat, humidity and rainfall patterns are going to shape where we live, grow food and produce energy. It’s important to monitor the trends of our nation’s water infrastructure and the trends of the climate so the U.S. and its residents continue having the water supply they need to survive.
In the aftermath of recent flooding, the city of St. Louis has labored to protect vital infrastructure from the damages that the flooding has created. This includes wastewater treatment plants, highway bridges, embankments and more. St. Louis has collected necessary information on water flow data and level to be entered into the National Water Information System. This essential tool is specifically for monitoring heavy storms that can potentially cause damages, as well as to forecast floods and droughts in real time. Some communities in Missouri continue to battle rising floodwaters, while others are beginning their recovery efforts. As water levels begin to recede on some smaller rivers, residents are encouraged to use caution near flood water as contaminants can pose a health risk. It is estimated that nearly 200 homes have been impacted by the floods, with many more at risk of exposure to the flood-like conditions.
Interesting fact: did you know that residential waste stabilization lagoons are commonly used for onsite sewage treatment? The lagoons are used when the soils are unsuitable for the traditional gravity flow drain field systems. A lagoon consists of an artificial pool for the treatment of sewage, or to accommodate surface water that overflows the storm drains during heavy rain. Interestingly, a septic tank is the most common onsite sewage treatment system for cities throughout Missouri. However, a connection to the city’s sewer system is the most reliable means of sewage disposal.
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Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s Project Clear is the initiative to improve water quality and alleviate many wastewater concerns in the St. Louis region. It will invest billions of dollars over a generation in planning, designing, and building community rainscaping projects, system improvements, and an extensive program of maintenance and repair. One of the initiatives for MSD Project Clear includes $100 million in rainscaping investments. Rainscaping is any combination of plantings, water features, catch basins, permeable pavement, and more that manage stormwater as close as possible to where it falls, rather than moving it someplace else. Below ground level, improved soils store and filter storm water, allowing the surrounding area to slowly absorb it over time. Above ground level, native plants, basins, and water features create public green spaces that also help store water. Used effectively, rainscaping can reclaim storm water naturally, reduce sewer overflows, and minimize basement backups. The purpose of the Rainscaping Program is to reduce the volume of storm water in our combined sewer system by installing landscaping that helps capture rain where it falls, instead of allowing water to run off-site. Rainscaping can also be employed to solve a drainage problem, increase aesthetic appeal, improve property values, and attract birds and butterflies, in addition to other benefits.
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Residents of St. Louis, we have had a time of it with an unfortunate sewer back up! In addition, heavy rains made for an even messier clean up and worsened conditions of homes inundated by water and sewage waste due to a flash flood. Many homes also have damage to their basements. Due to the likeliness of mold build up, it’s recommended to dispose of items that are water logged as mold can be hazardous to your health. The City is expected to pay up to $8,000 per home for cleanup provisions. After a state of emergency was declared, roads were closed as old bridges were estimated to be unsafe due to high water.
Flooding is an unfortunate by product that an over worked sewer system and continual rain can cause. Perma-liner can help! We have a top of the line rehabilitation and repair system that can save you the worry of ‘what if’. We have state of the art trenchless technologies that also keep your landscaping intact. Give us a call or go online to www.perma-liner.com to find out how we can help you keep the underground infrastructure at your home functioning its best.
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Construction has begun in St. Louis on an impressive collaboration. The City is underway with an extensive repair and rehabilitation project. It is a 9.2 million dollar underground infrastructure restoration plan. The renovation of pipelines is taking place in the downtown district combined sewer. This is an area with over 5,000 linear feet of aging pipeline built in the 1800’s. The Metropolitan Sewer District is heading up the funding and has also decided to focus most of the repairs on the Old Mill Creek section of the sewer, which is the most in need of relining. All told, the project encompasses several tasks including the high and wide arch shaped sewer, 15 manholes and over 50 lateral connections. Several hundred tons of reinforced steel will be utilized. St. Louis residents, this is a work in progress and your patience is greatly appreciated. The City has its best workers on the job, along with a well-designed strategy in place to have this undertaking completed by late 2017.
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Many of us are experiencing a rainy season now that summer is in full swing. Along with the sunny delights and fanfare this time of year brings, there is also a need to think about the proper functioning of our drainage systems where we live. It is important to know to what extent a drainage issue is prevalent. In order to do this, a qualified fully licensed professional is needed for drain pipe cleaning. This will also maximize your awareness of the health of the pipelines in your home. Here are a few suggestions when seeking the help of an expert: 1. Get referrals from people you know. Word of mouth advertising speaks volumes on the overall satisfaction of previous jobs. 2. Check for a license to operate within your state. 3. Do a search for reviews and feedback online. This will help you in finding your best options. 4. Ask for references.
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Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this! On August 19th Perma-Liner Industries is hosting a very special event and we’d love to see you!! We’re having our Open House at our facility in Orange, CA. and it’s sure to be a great time. We’ll have our excellent staff here to answer all of your questions about Cured-in-Place Pipeline products and our state of the art trenchless technology. Come out and see live demonstrations, share friendly conversations and gain information. Meals will be provided. Please register at no cost: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-336-2568.