According to an article published in USA TODAY, dead snakes and mice, toxic sludge: How pathogens go unnoticed in many of America’s water towers.

The article states that many water towers have been left to fester, sometimes making people sick. The federal EPA has been looking into uniform regulations for years.

When is the last time you took a look inside your water storage tank? Our company “RON PERRIN WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.” inspects about 800 tanks a year. Every week we find a tank or two that have never been cleaned. According to this article published in USA TODAY May. 21, 2021, by Kyle Bagenstose, there are also tanks that are seldom if ever inspected too.

In March of last year, residents in the small coastal community of Delray Beach, Florida, noticed something strange about the water coming from their taps.

It was discolored. Smelly. Flecked with bits of dirt.

“You looked at it, and it wasn’t clean,” resident Reeve Bright said. “You started seeing the ice coming out of the ice maker, and you’re going, ‘What the heck is going on? There is stuff in the frozen water.’”

Complaints to the city prompted the discovery of sediment that had accumulated inside one of the city’s massive water storage tanks. The sediment had traveled along with the water into cups, cookware, ice trays, and bathtubs.

It wasn’t a freak occurrence or the result of some unavoidable problem. An investigation found no records that the tank had ever been cleaned since it was built.

In 1972.

Read the full article here:

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2021/05/21/infrastructure-neglect-water-towers-add-millions-illnesses/6769259002/

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