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.
If so St. Louis, Perma-Liner needs to talk to you! Perma-Liner has many Certified Installers in the St. Louis/ Missouri area that install Cured-In-Place pipe-lining systems, but with the growing demand of this new technology we need more! When looking for a permanent solution that is still cost effective and will not damage the infrastructure, trenchless is the way to go and Perma-Liner is just the company to provide the technology! Potential St. Louis/ Missouri Certified Installers need to contact Perma-Liner today and together we can rehab sewer pipes in the St. Louis and surrounding areas. Call Perma-Liner today at 866-336-2568 or attend our Perma-Liner US Tour stop in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Registration is FREE!
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Saint Louis, we are looking forward to seeing you at the up close and personal Perma-Liner US Tour on Wednesday, August, 13, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. Saint Louis, we will have an exciting day planned with live demonstrations, knowledgeable representatives to answer all of your questions regarding trenchless technology, and a special opportunity to try out our equipment.Registration is FREE! Call Perma-Liner at 866-336-2568 or visit our website at www.perma-liner.com.
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St. Louis, the torrential rains that we have been having are making the water levels of the Mississippi River rise. We are no stranger to flooding, but two years in a row now would weaken our already ailing sewer pipe-lining system. St. Louis, if you have noticed that your toilets and sinks are backing up and not working as fast as they used to, give Perma-Liner a call, there could be a break or crack in the sewer main and that could mean raw sewage could make its way into your home or business. Municipalities we can help your city or surrounding areas with broken sewer pipe-lining also. We, here at Perma-Liner are a trenchless company which means we do not dig. We use noninvasive up to date technology without having to tear up yards, streets or walls. To find out more, call us today at Perma-Liner 866-336-2568.
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The lateral line connects to your home or building to the St. Louis public sewer system. Wastewater from your sink, shower and toilets pass through the lateral line to the public sewer system. What most people do not realize is that the lateral line is private property and it is the home/building owner’s responsibility to maintain and repair the lateral line.
Repairs to this system after it is damaged is expensive and could mean you having to dig up yard! Well, St. Louis, not anymore! Perma-Liner the revolutionary leaders of “trenchless pipe-lining” takes digging out of the equation and puts money back in your pocket with this cost effective alternative.
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