Milwaukee’s Sewer System: a Timeline of Progression and Service

Mar 02

Milwaukee’s Sewer System: a Timeline of Progression and Service

The city of Milwaukee has been growing and innovating since it became a city in 1846. As Milwaukee transformed into a residential mainstay, sewer systems became part of the industrial city’s first accomplishments; with the construction of the first sewer more than 130 years ago. At which time wastewater poured directly into Lake Michigan and the rivers. When the...

Read More

Milwaukee Keeps an Eye on Loopholes in Sewer Coverages

Dec 13

Milwaukee Keeps an Eye on Loopholes in Sewer Coverages

Cities all across Milwaukee are becoming more and more adept at what do and when, when a sewer overflow occurs, and how to prepare in advance.  Recently, the residents of Eau Claire sustained a massive sewer overflow from a broken pipeline. Approximately 100 million gallons of sewage ran into the Chippewa River, creating an extensive work order for the city.  Since...

Read More

Full Steam Ahead! Check Out Perma-Liner Industries 2016 Events Line Up!!

Aug 18

Full Steam Ahead! Check Out Perma-Liner Industries 2016 Events Line Up!!

Undoubtedly, you are still enjoying the many highlights that this time of year brings, but as the glory days of summer begin to wane, no worries! We’ve got some exciting events scheduled for you and they’re coming up right around the corner. Mark your calendars for these informative trade shows that you won’t want to miss! First up, Perma-Liner Industries is...

Read More

Milwaukee Volunteers Work Together for Greener Infrastructures

Jun 20

Milwaukee Volunteers Work Together for Greener Infrastructures

The City of Milwaukee has formed an alliance of dedicated volunteers on a path toward protecting the area’s waterways. Where storm water flowed into streets, overwhelming local sewers, residents on Milwaukee neighborhoods have planted rows of vegetables and gardens of native flowers. Volunteers have also planted 16 rain gardens of more than 1,500 square feet...

Read More

Best Practices for Lead Pipes and Homes in the Midwest

Mar 10

Best Practices for Lead Pipes and Homes in the Midwest

Lead pipes are a matter of contention, especially in older cities of the Midwest. While many cities have implemented programs to replace lead pipes in their own water systems, there is still reason for concern. The replacements in many cases don’t include the line from the home to the street. Traditionally, replacing those pipes has been the responsibility of the...

Read More

Phosphorus Reduction in the Great Lakes

Dec 21

Phosphorus Reduction in the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes contain 20 percent of the world’s available fresh surface water supply. Because of that, the Great Lakes are critical to the health and welfare of all the Great Lakes states. Effective management of both wetland and water quantity and quality is necessary. Phosphorus has long been recognized as the controlling factor in plant and algae growth in...

Read More