Water Tank Cleaning

 

Clean your water tanks.  No mater how you do it Cleaning your water storage tanks is important.  Soft sediment accumulations on the floor of your water storage tank can be an inviting habitat for bacteria, protozoa and even viruses.  Keeping your tank clean will improve water quality, lower chlorine cost and reduce the chance of a RTCR violation.

Still not sure you need to clean your tank?  Call us today to schedule a comprehensive inspection that will include an underwater video.  See the floor of your tank on DVD.

Call 817-377-4899 for a free quote for inspection or cleaning today.

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Texas Water Tank Inspection & Cleaning

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Texas Water Tank Inspection and Cleaning.  Every Day our crews are serving Texas water utilities with our inovative underwater inspection services.  Our inspections are done with underwater cameras so there is no water loss.  Our cleaning services are primarily done with a commercial dive crew that is able to remove sediment from the floor of your tank with minimal water loss and usually no disruption in service!

Diver Cleaning

Divers make quick work of cleaning water towers.

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Our first dive of 2019 and another water tower is clean.  We were able to remove all sediment from the floor of the elevated tank, leaving nothing but clean drinking water.

You may ask why this is important?  Water is treated before it is stored in tanks and towers.  This is the last stop water makes before being served at your tap.  Over time, storage tanks accumulate sediment.  Sediment on the floor of of the tank can be a habitat for a wide range of contaminants.

According to the CDC some of the top causes of water-related diseases and contamination outbreaks in drinking water are:

These living contaminants can use the sediment to hide from treatment chemicals, growing and becoming a threat to public health.  A qualified diver sealed in a dry suit and then washed down with a chlorine solution, to meet AWWA guidelines, can enter storage tanks and clean the floor while the tank remains full of treated water.

This saves the water utility Time, Water and Money!  Make 2019 the year you clean your water storage tanks so your community has the BEST QUALITY WATER POSSIBLE!

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For more information visit:  www.rpwt.us

For a tank inspection or cleaning quote call 817-377-4899

e-mail tankinspections@aol.com

Photo Top: Diver on Water Tower after Cleaning 01-08-2019.

Photo Bottom: Sediment being removed from water storage tank.

For more information on water storage tank contamination see;

www.cleanwatertankproject.com

Top 10 Causes – Outbreaks in Public Water Systems

Top 10 Causes – Outbreaks in Public Water Systems*

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

 

From The Tank Diver Blog www.thetankdiver.com To go straight to the page click here:   http://wp.me/P4G0Q-qb1

If you need assistance inspecting or cleaning water storage tanks or towers call  Ron Perrin Water Technologies toll free at 1-888-481-1768.
For a fast quote Fax your tank information to 817-246-1740.

Missouri has no requirement to clean water towers

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:

https://www.facebook.com/ronperrinwatertech  

BE SURE TO LIKE THE PAGE WHILE YOU ARE THERE!

 

Or View the story on GOOGLE+ HERE

References:

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Water Protection Program – Public Drinking Water Branch

Microbial Contamination of Water Storage Tanks Fact Sheet

Inspection of Water Storage Facilities Fact Sheet

USEPA – Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

Health Risks From Microbial Growth and Biofilms in Drinking Water Distribution Systems.  Page: 26 section G, Page 34 section I,

Distribution System Issue Paper. Finished Water Storage Facilities. August 15, 2002. Page 2, 11, and 12.

Total Coliform Rule Issue Paper. Inorganic Contaminant Accumulation in Potable Water Distribution Systems.