The City of Westminster has had a growth spurt and there are sewer improvements being made because of it. Keeping in mind, Westminster is in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at 5,300 feet elevation. Soil in the area contains pockets of clay, which expands as it absorbs moisture, and corrosive minerals that wreak havoc on metal pipe. In places, the water table is above the level of the sewer lines. The City has made an adjustment to the durability of the sewer lines with over 70 percent of the lines being replaced. With more than 400 miles of sewer pipes in the system, not to mention nearly 12,000 manholes, a regular inspection schedule is a must, along with rehabilitations, as needed. There has been a noteworthy change in the amount of SSO’s or sanitary sewer overflows that has been recognized and applauded by residents. This is in large part due to proper planning. The greatest distance between any point in the system and a qualified contractor is less than 10 miles. The City is also giving credit to their use of a geographic information system that has made all the difference as it relates to timely responses and the needs of the community.
Denver, YOU’RE INVITED!!
The 88th Annual WEFTEC (the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference) is taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, from September 26-30, 2015 and Perma-Liner Industries will be there! Come check us out. We will be at booth #804 and we’d like to provide info, as well as, answer all of the questions you may have about trenchless, Cured in Place Pipelining. It’s our specialty and we want to share it with you. The conference is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training.