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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: What’s in Your Water? is a documentary where microbiologists and tank inspection professionals discuss the importance of having potable water storage tanks inspected and cleaned regularly. Currently the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has no regulations that require potable water storage tanks to be cleaned. We are hoping to raise awareness of this issue in order to change that.
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Removing sediment from the floor of your water tanks and towers may also be removing the habitat that allows bacteria, protozoa and viruses from getting a foothold in your distribution system. Now we can add a brain-eating amoeba to the list of contaminants that the sediment on the floor of your water storage tank can support.
September 16, 2013, NBC News reported: “Deadly brain amoeba infects US tap water for the first time”. The death of a 4-year-old boy near Violet, LA., was linked to the Naegleria fowleri amoeba. The child had been playing on a backyard slip-n-slide that used water from the St. Bernard Parish water system, that was later found to be contaminated with the amoeba. “Tests show it’s present throughout the water supply system in St. Bernard Parish, directly southeast of New Orleans.”
According to the CDC: “Naegleria fowleri (commonly referred to as the “brain-eating amoeba” or “brain-eating ameba”), is a free-living microscopic ameba, (single-celled living organism). It can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). The ameba is commonly found in warm freshwater (e.g. lakes, rivers, and hot springs) and soil. Naegleria fowleri usually infects people when contaminated water enters the body through the nose. Once the ameba enters the nose, it travels to the brain where it causes PAM, which is usually fatal. Infection typically occurs when people go swimming or diving in warm freshwater places, like lakes and rivers. In very rare instances,Naegleria infections may also occur when contaminated water from other sources (such as inadequately chlorinated swimming pool water or heated and contaminated tap water) enters the nose. You cannot get infected from drinking water contaminated with Naegleria.”
The CDC also tested nearby DeSoto Parish Waterworks Dist. #1 because it was the near the site of an infection that happened in 2011 from non-potable water (lake or river, etc.). On October 8, 2013, The CDC confirmed the presence of the rare amoeba in five locations in DeSoto Parish Waterworks Dist. #1.
Heat is also a factor, an increase in only ten degrees can double the speed of bacteria growth. As record high temperatures become more common in summer months we see that keeping water distribution tanks free of sediment build up may be more important than ever before. Removing the sediment from your water tank may prevent a disaster before it can ever start.
Ron Perrin is the owner of Ron Perrin Water Technologies in Fort Worth, Texas. Since 1997 his company has inspected over six thousand water storage tanks and towers in 14 states. Ron may be contacted through his web site at www.ronperrin.com.
For a free proposal to clean and inspect your potable water storage tanks and towers please call Debi at 817-377-4899.
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Since 1997 Ron Perrin Water Technologies has served the water utility industry providing state-of-the-art inspections with remote underwater cameras. Our inspection reports are the best in the industry, covering all state requirements for water tank and tower inspection and meeting all AWWA guidelines. Our inspections cover over 30 inspection points. Digital photography documents the condition of your tank, and our narrated underwater video lets you see first-hand what the inside roof walls and floor areas of the tank look like.
For those experiencing an EPA total coliform violation, our underwater inspections are a perfect place to start assessing your problem. Should accumulated sediment be found in the tank, our potable water dive crew can offer a cleaning solution that may be the only step needed to satisfy the Revised Total Coliform Rule requirement to take action. Accumulated tank sediment can be a safe habitat for bacteria, protozoa, viruses and other contaminants. Removing the sediment is often the only step required to comply with the Revised Total Coliform Rule**, in fact, our customers tell us time after time that their chlorine costs were significantly reduced after the tank was cleaned.
Diving in potable water is an art. Unlike offshore divers, potable water divers must be able to enter the water system without disrupting sediment on the floor of the tanks. Our divers are sealed in a dry suit so no part of their body touches the water. They are then washed down with a 200ppm chlorine solution to meet AWWA and state standards. The diver is then free to go into the confined space inside the water storage tanks. Underwater, the diver can do a more detailed inspection, or clean the loose sediment from the floor of the tank.
We are here to help you get it done! We offer the most choices for your inspection needs:
*Remote underwater camera (drop camera)
*ROV – Remotely Operated Vehicle (specially designed and only used in potable water)
*Diver inspection – For the most detail
*Basic state requirements covered with, or without, photos to meet budget needs
We have served over 500 water utilities since 1997. Our customers include municipalities, prisons, universities and military bases. They all have one thing in common – they wanted comprehensive documentation about the status of their water tank, with no water loss and no disruption in service.
For more information about in-service tank inspections and cleaning, please see our primary web site at: www.ronperrin.com .
Or call 888-481-1768 for a free no obligation quote.
**On February 13, 2013, EPA published in the Federal Register the revisions to the 1989 TCR. EPA anticipates greater public health protection under the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) requirements. The RTCR:
UPDATE JULY 1, 2020.
In 2013 We Purchased a DEEP TREKKER ROV to use inspecting potable water storage tanks and towers. I am happy to report it is still working and doing a great job in 2020.
This video shows our first “Test Flight” in a clear-well and the second inspection we did on a ground storage tank. We added a safety rope to protect the tether and found the lighting system caused a little bit of glare when we went into darker parts of the tank, but it was reduced when we got closer to the inspection points we needed to look at. Overall, we found it to be a very good inspection tool!
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Our inspection methods offer the most information for the least cost, all of our inspection methods include an underwater DVD allowing you to see what is in your storage tanks. Remote video camera, ROV or potable water diver we have a method for every budget.
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We recently cleaned a potable water storage tower that had not been cleaned since it was built in the mid 1980’s. This facility was in compliance, it had been inspected once a year, but due to the fact that there are no set rules on when to clean water storage tanks in Texas it had never been cleaned.
We used a Celestron LED digital microscope to take a close look at the sediment removed from the floor of the tank. I posted what we found on my blog titled: THE CLEAN WATER TANK PROJECT at www.ronperrin.us. Due to the fact that rules on inspecting and cleaning potable water storage facilities vary greatly from state to state we may soon see changes in this area of Federal Regulation.
Currently most states do not have specific rules on when potable water storage tanks should be cleaned.
Please visit my CLEAN WATER TANK PROJECT blog and take the poll a few post down from the top. I would like feedback if you think the EPA should make a standardized requirement of cleaning and inspection of the nations drinking water tanks and towers.
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CHAPTER FOUR covers Contaminates In our Water!
CHAPTER SEVEN covers Inspection Methods.
CHAPTER EIGHT covers Cleaning Methods with color photos of sediment being removed!
Our Potable Water Divers are able to inspect or clean water storage tanks and towers with no disruption in service and minimal water loss. Our equipment is purchased for and only used in potable water. Our divers are Commercially certified through training approved by the Association of Diving Contractors. Call toll free 1-888-481-1768 for a free quote.
Our company can help your Florida Utility meet the requirements for water tank inspection and cleaning under 62-555.350 with no or little disruption in your water service. For more information see our main web page at http://www.ronperrin.com for a free quote call 888-481-1768 or fax a list of your tanks to 817-246-1740. The Florida standard is the most aggressive in the country requiring all potable water storage tanks to be cleaned and inspected by a licensed Florida P.E. at least once every five years. The rule also requires some tanks at water processing plants to be cleaned every year. Read more here: 62-555.350 Operation and Maintenance of Public Water Systems. (1) Suppliers of water shall operate and maintain their public water systems so as to comply with applicable standards in Chapter 62-550, F.A.C., and requirements in this chapter. (2) Suppliers of water shall keep all necessary public water system components in operation and shall maintain such components in good operating condition so the components function as intended. Preventive maintenance on electrical or mechanical equipment – including exercising of auxiliary power sources, checking the calibration of finished-drinking-water meters at treatment plants, testing of air or pressure relief valves for hydropneumatic tanks, and exercising of isolation valves – shall be performed in accordance with the equipment manufacturer’s recommendations or in accordance with a written preventive maintenance program established by the supplier of water; however, in no case shall auxiliary power sources be run under load less frequently than monthly. Accumulated sludge and biogrowths shall be cleaned routinely (i.e., at least annually) from all treatment facilities that are in contact with raw, partially treated, or finished drinking water and that are not specifically designed to collect sludge or support a biogrowth; and blistering, chipped, or cracked coatings and linings on treatment or storage facilities in contact with raw, partially treated, or finished drinking water shall be rehabilitated or repaired. Finished-drinking-water storage tanks, including conventional hydropneumatic tanks with an access manhole but excluding bladder- or diaphragm-type hydropneumatic tanks without an access manhole, shall be checked at least annually to ensure that hatches are closed and screens are in place; shall be cleaned at least once every five years to remove biogrowths, calcium or iron/manganese deposits, and sludge from inside the tanks; and shall be inspected for structural and coating integrity at least once every five years by personnel under the responsible charge of a professional engineer licensed in Florida. Dead-end water mains conveying finished drinking water shall be flushed quarterly or in accordance with a written flushing program established by the supplier of water; additionally, dead-end or other water mains conveying finished water shall be flushed as necessary whenever legitimate water quality complaints are received. ——— Serving the Midwest & Southeast U.S. Ron Perrin Water Technologies is ready to work! For a free quote call 888-481-1768, fax your tank sizes & type to 817-246-1740, or e-mail email@example.com
Yearly inspections of your potable water storage tanks is the best way to keep up with the sediment levels in your tank. Since 1997 Ron Perrin Water Technologies have served water utility companies. They offer high tech inspections using the latest generation of remotely operated underwater cameras. Comprehensive inspections with NO WATER LOSS and NO Disruption in your service. Our underwater camera gives you a first hand look at your water quality and allows you to make an informed decision on whether the tank should be cleaned or taken out of service for other repairs. CLEAN YOUR TANKS
Keeping your water storage tanks clean may be one of the most overlooked maintenance procedures in the water industry. Out of sight and out of mind, sediment in the bottom of your water storage tanks is never seen and rarely thought of. The sediment that builds up in almost all potable water tanks can be a habitat for bacteria and other contaminates. Bacteria can get a foothold in the sediment out of reach of the chlorine entering the tank. Hidden in the sediment the bacteria can then grow and flourish creating a health risk. A nitrate eating bacteria can even deplete your chlorine levels leaving you at even greater risk. Removing the sediment and keeping your tank clean is the best way to maintain a healthy water system. Divers wearing a dry suit are sealed in their own environment, they are then washed down with a chlorine solution meeting all State and AWWA requirements. The divers may then enter the water system and vacuum out the sediment. Everything that is loose is removed, allowing the chlorine or other treatment chemicals entering the tank to effectively do its job. This is a much more effective method than the traditional buckets and shovels. We are able to remove ALL loose sediment without scraping shovels on painted surfaces. In addition thereIs minimum water loss with our method, you do not need to DRAIN YOUR TANKS. Call today to learn how we can save you water, time and money while helping you maintain the healthiest water system possible.