As the old saying goes, money makes the world go round. From the municipal perspective, the world stopped going round about four years ago. But there is emerging a legitimate undertone of hope for improvement emerging from many municipal personnel.
On June 28, a sinkhole appeared on 92nd Street near Third Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. The sinkhole, west of the sidewalk, caused 11 families to be evacuated from the nearby Bay Ridge apartment building. The block of 92nd Street between Third Avenue and Ridge Boulevard was closed to traffic as emergency crews from the city’s Department of Environmental Protection inspected the sinkhole. Crews worked to stabilize the 70-foot deep sinkhole and began planning a repair.
Jerry Davis, vice president of operations for North American Composites Company, a division of Interplastic Corporation, announced they have achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for their 27 distribution facilities.
Insituform Technologies, a subsidiary of Aegion Corporation, has been awarded a $5 million contract from the city of Beverly Hills, CA, for the rehabilitation of over 135,000 feet of small-diameter sewer pipelines.
SIP Flow-Liner is another alternative to pipe replacement and does not require excavation or drilling. Different types of pressure rated and non-pressure rated brands of SIP Flow-Liner are available including NSF61 certified brands for potable well piping.