Topics: Sewer IQ Quiz
The year is nearing its end. Have you taken advantage of the tax breaks available to municipal contractors?
Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. Section 179 isn’t a new tax credit, but it changes pretty frequently and can be difficult to keep track of. It was created to encourage small businesses to spend and invest in themselves, and 70 percent of small business owners plan to take advantage of it this year.
Jeff Warner, Owner/President of JPW Properties, was in a difficult situation that could have cost him his business. During a post-installation inspection the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) found chips and tuberculation on some of the pipes that JPW Properties installed in a townhouse community. The CFPUA gave JPW Properties two options—either pay a local CIPP contractor $300,000, or repair the failed pipes.
The foundation of Franklin Township’s Sewerage Authority’s sewer inspection program is a dedicated focus on preventative maintenance. “Being proactive is the only way we can manage over 200 miles of sewer pipes inundated with infiltration,” said Scott Nocero, Franklin Township Sewerage Authority’s (FTSA) Operations Manager. Elements of their preventative maintenance program include ongoing sewer flushing, inspections and rehabilitation. These efforts have resulted in a significant reduction in inflow and infiltration (I&I) throughout their collection system.
Sewer rehabilitation cutters are used to reinstate lateral connections post-lining, and for other functions like CIPP preparation (grinding away protruding taps, smoothing offsets and joints) and repairing liner defects. Even the most advanced lateral and mainline rehabilitation and reinstatement cutters can’t guarantee a precision cut without the operator choosing the right cutter bit for the job at hand.
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