Inspector climbs 750,000 gallon water storage tower.
We are now taking applications for a Commercial Diver, Dive Tender and Dive Supervisor RPWT is an established leader in water tank & tower inspection & cleaning. We are seeking individuals who have experience in the diving industry. ADCI certification is preferred. We require a good driving record and we have multiple government contracts that require a clean criminal history.
Preference given to applicants in the North Texas area. Call 817-377-4899 to arrange interview. Or e-mail your resume and salary history to: email@example.com
Water storage tanks and towers are assets that represent a major capital investment. In 2015 I developed a class for the Environmental Training Institute at The University of Texas at Arlington. The class “WTR 308 Potable Water Storage Inspection Techniques” is next being offered May 23-24, 2017. This class covers common contaminants that may be found in tank sediment such as Legionella bacteria and Cryptosporidium along with new deadly threats like Naegleria fowleri that has turned up in multiple Louisiana water systems in the past few years.
The class also covers basic safety procedures when inspecting water storage such as safety issues associated with working in confined spaces and working at height. The course also covers inspection strategy development, selection and use of underwater cameras, sediment sampling devices, gas monitoring instruments needed for human entry into the tank, and best practices for inspection documentation. To enroll in the May 23-24…
Lets start with the first one. Is Giardia living in your water system?
According to the CDC Giardia is the most common contaminant of potable water systems. Giardia is a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal illness known as giardiasis. Giardia is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it tolerant to chlorine disinfection. For more see The Tank Diver Blog. Here: http://wp.me/P4G0Q-qb1
Chris Hayes from Fox2 News in St Louis, Missouri recently interviewed me for a story he did about a water tank in Leadwood, Missouri. The tank had been inspected once about 17 years ago and as far as anyone knew, had never been cleaned. Chris was contacted by some residents of the community who had brown water coming out of their taps.
I was happy to contribute both video and comments to this story. Water storage tanks should be inspected yearly for public safety, even if the state they are in has no regulations at all. Mr. Hayes did a great job. He found the larger systems around St. Louis had all been recently inspected. Many smaller systems seem to fall back on regulations to decide what is really important.
Although the state of Missouri has no written regulation or rules on when tanks should be inspected they do say this about the inspection and cleaning of water storage tanks: “...clearly necessary to protect public health.”
You would not drink out of a dirty glass, why do these people have to drink water from a dirty tank? See the video on our Company Facebook Page:
ESTABLISHED WATER TANK AND TOWER INSPECTION AND CLEANING COMPANY is seeking a commercial diver. CURRENT SCUBA certification and recent diving physical is required, preference given to ADC certified line air divers. We have a full time opening working out of our Main Office in Ft Worth, Tx. This position requires frequent out of town travel (2-5 days a week, often work on a 4 day work week with 3 days off). A valid Drivers license and good driving record is required. For additional information and application see: http://www.ronperrin.com/employment.htm. FOR INTERVIEW Call our Office Manager Debi at 817-377-4899.