Sewer rates for Portland are one of the highest in the United States, ranking fourth place among that states’ 50 most popular cities. And now Portland is taking on a sewer rehabilitation program that hits the history books for the city’s second largest project for Portland’s sewer system. Portland’s sanitary system is approaching their 80th birthday soon and the city is looking to repair and replace most of the 2,500 miles of sewer lines beneath the streets of Portland. Already in the second phase of the this massive repair and replacement of sewers, the City has already spent $23 million in the first phase and after the project is complete the city’s estimated sewer rates are to increase by 6.5 % in the years to come. Many municipalities are looking to CIPP systems when it comes to sanitary system restoration projects like these. Cutting costs for the city and saving taxpayers money, trenchless technology saves the streets from trenches, heavy construction and rumble. It also is process that does not require as many man hours, products and city’s time. Pipe lining also can give the supposed “shelf life” of a pipe a facelift and add 50 or more years of life while serving as a strong, waterproof structural form. Perma-Liner™ products are used nationwide – saving sewers and cutting costs! Find out more at www.perma-liner.com!