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2018 Inspection & Dive Team

Have a quick look at our 2018 Potable water storage Inspection and Dive Team.

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Potable Water Storage Inspection Course 8/2/19 and 10/11/19

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 now being offered for the fourth year.  The class covers how common contaminants that may be found in potable water such as Legionella, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, E. coli and other microbes can use tank sediment as a habitat to grow and become a public health threat.

The course also looks at new threats like Naegleria fowleri.  In August 2013, 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 public water system, that was later found to be contaminated with the amoeba. The class 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 contact the UTA Environmental Training Institute at 866-906-9190.

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Dive Supervisor Joe Reily

Ron Perrin earns CSHO through the OSHA Regional Training Center at UTA

RON gets CSHO

Ricardo, Mike, and Ron Perrin UTA OSHA Regional Training Center, Arlington, Texas.

On Friday August 22nd, 2014, Ron Perrin along with several others were awarded the Certified Health and Safety Official (CSHO) certificate after meeting all requirements for the certification.

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If you want to learn about safety in the workplace,

this is the place to do it.  OSHA EDUCATION CENTER

“This is some of the best training I have ever had, I am always surprised at what I did not know after attending the classes.  The instructors have real world experience and put worker safety above compliance but teach you the real value of both and how it is possible to be safe, in compliance and may a profit.”   –  Ron Perrin

New rule requires assessment and corrective action

NEW FOR 2014-  The Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) that will be in full effect by 2016 requires assessment and corrective action when there are indications of coliform contamination.  Lets talk about Assessment and Corrective action.

Under the RTCR, there is no longer a monthly maximum contaminant level (MCL) violation for multiple total coliform detections.  New revisions require systems that have indicators of coliform contamination in the distribution system to assess the problem and take corrective action that may reduce cases of illnesses and deaths due to potential fecal contamination and waterborne pathogen exposure.   The rule says “The Distribution System”  of course, what that means is,  ”The Water Utility Manager or Operator” is now required to assess the problem and take corrective action when there are indications of coliform contamination.

Getting started assessing the problem:

A tank inspection may be the best place to start with the assessment.

We have the most choices to inspect your water storage tanks & towers.  Our custom made cameras are the low cost favorite, next is our Remotely operated vehicle (ROV), after that we have a dive team available for the best inspection possible.  We also offer the best method for cleaning your tank.

ROV UNDERWATER
  ROV UNDERWATER

Our qualified and experienced dive team will do the Job right.  If accumulated sediment is found in the tank our dive team can take the corrective action needed to keep your tank in compliance.  Removing accumulated sediment levels removes the habitat that bacteria and other contaminants can use to get a foothold in the water system, with the protection of the sediment the intruder is then able to grow and become a larger problem.  Unlike a traditional “Washout” that may not be able to remove 100% of the sediment due to the tight corners of the tank design, our potable water dive crew can remove all loose sediment quickly returning your storage tank or tower to sanitary condition.  While our inspection methods require no disruption in service and no water loss at all, our cleaning methods require lockout tag-out procedures while working near pumps and minimal water loss to be able to move the sediment from the floor of the tank out to the utility yard.

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Sediment being removed from a storage tank

For a free quote for inspecting or cleaning your water storage tank or tower please call 1-888-481-1768

Note:  Click here to download the entire Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) in PDF format.

In Texas Call 817-377-4899

Robert Perrin Earns SSH through the OSHA Regional Training Center at UTA

Instructor Ed Williams and Robert Perrin

Instructor Ed Williams and Robert Perrin

February 2014.  Robert Perrin Earns Specialist in Safety and Health through the OSHA Regional Training Center at UTA and was promoted to Safety Manager at Ron Perrin Water Technologies.

Professional Certification Programs

SSH shieldSpecialist in Safety and Health (SSH)
Robert’s focus was on Construction, Permit Required Confined Space and Fall protection.To complete this certification he also became a First Aid and CPR Instructor.

Check out his profile and connect to Robert on  Linked In.

2019 FedEx Grant Competition

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Please vote for us in the 2019 FedEx Grant Competition.
Awareness is the first step to improving water quality for many water systems.
Sediment in tanks remains out-of-sight and out-of-mind for many small and mid-sized municipalities.
While inspecting, we often see tanks that have never been cleaned.  Ron Perrin Water Technologies is competing for a 50,000.00 grant.
We would use the funds for educational literature and to attend water utility conferences in order to reach more water utility officials.
Thiswould help us improve the water quality for more communities. Anyone can vote up to once a day, please share this link!
THANKS!

Ron Perrin Water Technologies Employment

We are looking for a few good men!

Ron Perrin Water Technologies is seeking an experienced Water Utility Worker to perform tank inspections and general water tank maintenance procedures. We are also looking for a commercial diver. Good criminal history and driving record is required.

PAID- Out of town travel is required on both positions (typically 3-4 days per week).

Potable WATER TANK DIVER WANTED

Line Air Dive Training is Required. Commercial Diver Experience is preferred,
Fall protection and confined space training is required and may be provided free of charge for the right individual.
CURRENT SCUBA, CPR Certification and recent diving physical are required, preference given to ADCI Certified Diver.
Top PAY for experienced Water TANK and TOWER DIVER e-mail resume and salary history.

Key Responsibilities:
Work underwater and above water with a Dive Team of 3 – 4 commercialy certified divers. Efficiently and effectively perform water tank and tower inspections and the removal of tank sediment from the floor of water storage tanks.
Must be fit and able to carry gear bags up to 80lbs
Working Conditions:
Love of working outdoors is essential and the willingness to work in bad weather conditions i.e. rain, high humidity and heat.
Required to work a minimum of 35 hours per week for FT position
Able to work weekends and overtime as needed
Qualifications
– Healthy physical status, current dive physical is required.

– Line air training, Scuba Certification, fall protection and confined space training is required (we can help with fall protection and confined space training if you do not have it already).

If you have any questions or would like assistance going forward please reach out directly!
Employment is year round. Pay based on experience. Pre-employment drug screening is required. This position requires frequent out of town travel, paid by company (from Fort Worth, Texas). Please e-mail resume (write resume in subject line). For additional information and application see: www.ronperrin.com

Call 817-377-4899 to schedule interview M-F 8 to 5.

New Hire

Joe Reily Dive Supervisor

Sgt. Joseph Reily is one of our newest managers at Ron perrin Water Technologies.  Starting in October 2018, Joe quickly advanced to Dive Crew Supervisor.  Joe has training as a combat dive supervisor and currently serves in the US Marine Corps Reserve.

New Hire

We are very proud to welcome Leonard Pardee

onboard. Leonard started at the first of the year

and will be in charge of our Tank Inspection

Division and Environmental Compliance. Len

is uniquely qualified for this position having

been an engineer for the USEPA from 1979 to

2008. Len served for many years in the Region

Six Water Section and then was promoted to

Section Chief of Air. Len was also a member of

the USEPA Dive Team that was put together

after the Columbia Shuttle explosion in 2003.

Employees like Len set us apart from other

contractors because we offer the best inspection

reports in the industry, put together by the most

experienced and well qualified staff.

New non-profit will focus on the safe inspection and cleaning of water storage tanks

Our company has always been focused on the inspection and cleaning of water storage tanks.  It is important to the health of a water system and important to people who drink from it.  For years we have maintained the Clean Water Tank Project blog to share information and news on water tank cleaning and inspection.  Explaining to water utility managers, mayors, council people and board members why they should care to inspect or clean their water storage tanks and towers turns out to be a bigger job that and one person can do.  There is a real need for additional regulation in this area.  Until that happens we will continue to publish blogs, literature and videos to explain why it is important, but now you can help.

The Ron Perrin Clean Water Tank Project, Inc. is now designated as a 501 (c) 3 by the Internal Revenue Service and has been Incorporated by the Texas Secretary of State as a Nonprofit Corporation.

Check out our blog and take the poll at:
www.ronperrincleanwatertankproject.org

Our Mission: To promote the safe inspection and cleaning of water storage tanks and towers. We plan to do this with our blog, publications and film. The Working title to our film is Out of Sight, Out of Mind: What’s in Your Water? We sill soon have a crowd funding event to get the movie going too.

Advertisement space is now available on our blog we are also accepting on topic post with links to the authors webpage. To contribute content to the film or the blog contact Ron Perrin at RonPerrinCSHO@gmail.com. If you would like to show your support for our mission a donation as small as $2 is a great way to show you care about this issue.

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Promoting the safe inspection & cleaning of water storage

It is Official Ron Perrin Clean Water Tank Project, Inc. is now designated as a 501 (c) 3 by the Internal Revenue Service and has been Incorporated by the Texas Secretary of State as a Nonprofit Corporation.

Our Mission:  promote the safe inspection & cleaning of water storage tanks and towers with:  1) Publications, 2) Video projects 3) Safety training. 4) Support research to explain the dangers hidden in tank sediment and the need to remove it from tanks.

For the full update go to cleanwatertankproject.com