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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