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Michigan Knows Flooding

Flooding - Michigan - CofferdamsMichigan Knows Flooding

Living in an area known for their great lakes, Michiganders know a fair amount about flooding, flash floods, and driving through roadways that are overtaken by water run-off. Basements flood, roads flood, ponds and creeks and other bodies of water overflow, grounds become over saturated with water and it has to go somewhere. Usually it’s in our way! During April and May we receive our seasonal heavy rains, and all throughout the winter our snow will melt on warmer days. Michigan knows water and, here at Dam-It Dams, we know water barriers.

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Temporary Cofferdam For Spill Containment

temporary cofferdamUsing a Temporary Cofferdam For Spill Containment

An alternative use for Dam-It Dam’s water inflatable barrier could be for hazardous spill containment. In the event of waste, oil, or chemical spills, this portable, light-weight water dam can be deployed in order to seclude the contaminated area and prevent further spread elsewhere throughout the water or waters surface.

Efficiency in the speediness and reliability of the barrier is crucial due to the health and ecological impact a spill poses, particularly when the spill is in a public water supply. The immediate deployment of the cofferdam is also an imperative factor. The response time to such a potentially harmful undertaking is key to preventing threats to others safety and health.

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Cofferdam Solutions For Pool Repairs

cofferdam and water filled damsCofferdam Solutions For Pool Repairs

As an alternative use for your Dam-It Dam’s inflatable cofferdam, consider it for use when performing seasonal and emergency pool maintenance.

Any pool owner can tell you that one of the biggest and most costly aspects of owning a pool is a hole or tear in the liner. This requires that you pump out or backwash all the water from pool, find the repair site after the shifting of the vinyl when the weight of the water is no longer pressing on the walls and floor of the lining, and repair or replace the section of lining before refilling the pool with clean usable water to treat and prepare for future swimming. This is a long process that no one likes to endure during the hot summer days.

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Michigan allows increase of groundwater consumption for Nestle

Michigan allows increase of groundwater consumption for Nestle

The first Monday of April 2018, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approved a permit for Nestle Waters North America, which produces Pure Life, Ice Mountain, Ozarka, and Perrier, to increase the amount of water they are allowed to withdraw from the state’s groundwater table. This increase allows for a whopping 400 gallons per minute from the previously established 250 gallons per minute. That’s an increase of 150 gallons per minute, or a 60% increase. All this for nothing more than $200 per year. MDEQ director, Heidi Grether, claims that the permit meets the requirement of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act.

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Hurricane Irma Update

Hurricane Irma Update

5 months after the initial onslaught of Hurricane Irma and the disastrous effects left in her wake, the consequences to Florida’s citrus crops continues to rear its ugly head. Reports of citrus devastation have been rolling in sad wave after wave.

Prior to Irma, Florida crop was already on the decline thanks to disease corrupting the groves and causing the production of any given crop to go down markedly since as recent as a decade ago.

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