2-Inch Pipe Coating

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The Industrial Waste Recovery crews were working hard overnight coating 2-inch drinking fountain pipes saving the owner thousands by not tearing walls out to access the piping! The pipe coating system we utilize for drain and sewer renovation, manufactured by Picote Solutions, is simple, fast and practical for pipe diameters up to 12-inch. Keep up […]

Wooden Water Main Found In Traverse City

Wooden Water Main Found In Traverse City

A wooden water main from the late 1800s has been discovered in Traverse City. The wooden water main reportedly runs all the way down Eighth Street and was used to pump water through the city. Some of the nation’s first waterworks were installed in 1652. Distribution pipes at that time were made of wood, constructed […]

Eliminating Raw Sewage Into The Grand River

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After nearly three decades and $400 million later, the combined sanitary sewer system in Grand Rapids was officially separated, eliminating raw sewage into the Grand River. The history behind this achievement was that in 1969, 12.6 billion gallons of untreated sewage flowed into the Grand River as a result of how the city’s sewer system […]

America’s Aging Infrastructure Report Card

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Let’s talk about America’s aging infrastructure. Roads, bridges, schools, water and sewer systems, dams, railways, and energy systems are categories of infrastructure that directly affect our ability to live, work and play in Michigan. Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases their official Infrastructure Report Card. Some may say we are facing a crisis as […]