University Of Pennsylvania’s “Green” Work of Art

The University of Pennsylvania has been both resourceful and innovative in the creation of sustainable “green” projects. Within the last decade, collaborators formed an outstretched area of land intended for use by the Penn community, named Shoemaker Green. This 2.75-acre park on the campus, resembles a large bathtub in design and is multi-faceted in order to capture and recycle the storm water and HVAC runoff from the surrounding buildings. The system includes a 20,000-gallon underground cistern, porous hardscape surfaces, and

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Pittsburgh’s Siting Tool for Stormwater Improvements

The nonprofit organization 3 Rivers Wet Weather helped Allegheny County Sanitary Authority conduct a study on the feasibility of using green infrastructure as a cost-effective, long-term sustainable solution for Pittsburgh’s wet weather problems. Water resources engineers from the organization turned to an EPA tool for help identifying specific “best management practices” (BMPs) for the area: EPA’s BMP Siting Tool. “Gray infrastructure” (or man-made traditional infrastructures), the distribution systems and pipes throughout the city, is expensive to replace or upgrade. In

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Pittsburgh’s FYI on Rainstorms and Sewers

Pittsburgh, did you know the 17th annual sewer conference is coming up in October?  The Monroeville Convention Center is hosting this year’s event on Oct.7th and 8th. It’ll be all things educational on how to deal with our ongoing sewer issues when the rain sets in. Plan for a plethora of information on this topic.  Our region does have its challenges with precipitation being only part of the issue. On average, Pittsburgh experiences approximately 38.2 inches of rainfall per year

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Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

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

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Open House – Go Steelers!

How about that win last night against the Baltimore Ravens! Pittsburgh here is another win /win for you! Plan to attend Perma-Liner’s last open house of the year! Plan on attending Perma-Liner Industries last Open House of the year on December 9th through 11th 2014.  Pittsburgh, this is a great opportunity for Contractors, Municipalities, and Technicians to have hands on experience with our new technology.  Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. To register please call Perma-Liner at 866-336-2568 or visit our website at www.perma-liner.com. Hotels: Sirata on St. Pete Beach Tradewinds on St.

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