We offer 3 different ways to inspect your WATER STORAGE TANKS and towers.
Remote camera inspection. Our most economical and popular method. we lower a camera into your Potable Water Tanks to get a look at underwater conditions including sediment levels while the tank remains in-service.
Remotely operated vehicle or ROV inspection is our second method. The ROV is motorized allowing it to swim to the rear of the tank. This method is recommended for larger facilities.
Diver inspection. Potable Water Divers are sealed in their own environment, then washed down with a 200ppm chlorine solution. This allows the diver to enter the water system and move around as needed to inspect, clean or make repairs.
Our Remotely operated Vehicle inspection is also popular for larger facilities. We maintain a feet of three ROV’s to meet our customer demands at any time. Our reports caver all required State and AWWA inspection points. Be deliver the completed inspection report back in a notebook/binder for convienient reference and storage.
DEEP TREKKER ROV
Diver inspections are our third method. Often used when specific inspection goals are required. Divers also perform inspections after tank cleanings. The diver is sealed in his own environment and washed down with a chlorine solution to meet all AWWA and EPA requirements. This allows the diver to enter the water system and move around freely.
Water Tank Inspection Diver
Water tank inspection and water tank cleaning is our specialty since 1997. Please visit our web site at www.ronperrin.us or www.watertankinspection.com for more information. For a free price quote call 817-377-4899.
Some people may not understand why I picked this strange shade of green for my blog. These photos may help explain. We still have an opening, if you are a qualified diver (see employment post) give us a call!
An article published by WATERONLINE reports that the U.S. EPA is being cut to the bone. Drinking water regulators that were already stretched thin will simply not have the resources they need to enforce drinking water regulations designed to protect the public. The EPA is being systematically deconstructed, it is more political than ever, but with everything else that is going on in Washington who even notices this?
“More than 27 million Americans are served by community water systems that do not fully meet health-based drinking water standards. Many community water systems draw their water from surface waters, but nearly half a million square miles of such waters fail to meet one or more standards for water quality, and the list is growing each year.
U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says that unsafe drinking water, not climate change, is the world’s greatest environmental challenge. So it should be no surprise that EPA’s budget proclaims “clean and safe water” as a central agency goal.
Multiple USEPA White papers have documented that bacteria, protozoa and even viruses can use the sediment that accumulates on the floor of water storage tanks as a habitat to grow and become a problem in water systems. One of these papers was published on June17, 2002. Titled
“Health Risks From Microbial Growth and Biofilms in Drinking Water Distribution Systems”
Many studies have identified microbes in accumulated sediments, including both pathogens and non-pathogens. These include bacteria, viruses, protozoa, algae, fungi and invertebrates. Opportunistic pathogens that have been detected, and can multiply in sediments, include Legionella and mycobacteria (van der Kooij, 2000). Some primary pathogens can also survive for some time in sediments. Hepatitis A virus survived more than four months in sediments at both 5/C and 25/C (Sobsey et al., 1986). Other opportunistic pathogens found in sediments include Pseudomonas fluorescens and Flavobacterium spp. (Berger et al., 1993). Sediments can also release nutrients into the water which stimulate biofilm growth downstream (LeChevallier, 1999b).
The paper explains there is steady inflow of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae, nematodes, and other microorganisms enter the distribution system.
We often find that some of the deepest sediment is found in the smaller storage tanks. Our cleaning service is priced right. We clean tanks from 3,000 to 30 million gallons. Give us a call at 817-377-4899 and we will give you a proposal designed for your specific tank.