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2018 Inspection & Dive Team

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


Potable water divers vs ROV



RPWT Potable Water Diver.


While some water utility operators prefer to have their tanks inspected by Certified divers others prefer the safer method of using an underwater camera or remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

Video Ray Remotely Operated Vehicle

It is true the diver can deliver a more detailed inspection, it is also true that is usually at a much higher cost both in money and risk to human life.  The diver needs at least two tenders to safely enter a confined space, while a field technician with an underwater camera sends his camera into harms way.   Our company employs all three methods each has its advantage and disadvantage.  The remote camera is by far our most popular way to inspect water storage towers, due in great part to the low cost.

The remote underwater camera gives you a lot of information for the money, allowing you to see a good portion if not all of the intirior roof and floor area of most tanks and towers under 500,000 gallons.  Our next step up from the Remote Camera is a Remotely Controlled Vehicle (ROV).  This is a unit that has an underwater camera and motors with props that allow it to go to the rear of large tanks or look a a specific point.  Be carful with deceptive contractors that try to pass off a remote underwater camera as an ROV saying it stands for Remotely Operated Video.

Both the remote underwater camera and the ROV put the equipment not the person into the confined space containing potable water.  The diver inspection requires a much larger operation.  The diver can use a remotely controlled underwater video system that is being viewed and recorded by the top side dive team or he can use a diver held camera that is actually a camcorder in an underwater housing.  All the equipment he is using and wearing should be purchased for and only used in potable water.  When selecting a ROV or diving contractor you should do your homework.  Check out their main web site and see what kind of work they are promoting. If the Web site is focused on off shore activities, the company may only be working in potable water as a sideline. Further investigation may show them using the exact same identifiable  gear in potable water storage tanks that they use in muddy canals or even waste water.  A little online research will go a long way when you want to determine who to trust the safety of your water system to.  Microbiological contamination is a real concern when allowing access to your potable water storage tanks.  For more information on bacteria and other contaminants visit my Water Project blog at http://www.ronperrin.us  scroll down to the contaminate article or watch the bacteria reproduction video.

ROV & Diver Search for Leak in Water Storage Facility

Looking for a leak in a six million gallon tank can be a litte bit like looking for a needle in a haystack,

but we try,  check out the video:

Potable Water Inspection Cameras

Remote Underwater Camera

Remote Video Inspection Camera

Video Ray ROV

Video Ray ROV

Our custom made underwater cameras set us apart from the competition.  We inspect potable water storage tanks in Texas to meet TCEQ guidelines with NO WATER LOSS and No Disruption in service.  I wrote the book on Inspecting & Cleaning Potable Water Storage !


Potable Water Line Air Diver (c) Ron Perrin 2013

Diver 13-12

Diver Entering Water Tower (C)Ron Perrin 2012

Our qualified and experienced dive team will do the Job right.

Read more about these methods of inspection & cleaning in my book

“Inspecting & Cleaning Potable Water Storage”  By Ron Perrin

Bacteria, protazoa and even viruses can find the sediment in the floor of a water storage tank an inviting habitat. The sediment can allow many microbiological contaminates to get a foothold in your system, grow and create a larger problem. The EPA has determined that microbiological growth in distribution systems is a threat to public health.

If you cant get your supervisors, directors or council members to look at this web site, now you can order the book and put it in their hands.

These photos make the case- Inspecting & Cleaning Public water supplies should be a top priority.

The Book, By Ron Perrin

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Note: All Text and Photos on this web site are the copyrighted property of Ron Perrin (c) 2008 -2014

Our Company Service & Current Service Area


Ron Perrin Water Technologies online newsletter is open to anyone who wants to know more about the inspection and cleaning of potable water tanks and towers (drinking water).  Our goal is to allow utility officials to understand all of the choices they have when it comes to Inspecting and cleaning potable water storage tanks and towers. 

Our American owned, Texas based company offers Remote camera, ROV camera and Advanced Commercial Diving Services to the Northeast, Southeastern, Midwest and Southwest states. Although we are not an Engineering company we often ware contracted by Engineering & consulting firms to provide underwater services in the U.S. Our advanced diving and inspection services have been contracted in 5 states in the U.S. and we have done one International job to date in Mexico.  Our state of the art potable water tank inspection methods deliver the most information for the least cost.  When our inspection reveals high sediment levels our advanced potable water cleaning service removes sediment while it remains in a simi liquid form.  These underwater services save treated drinking water and allowing our customers to maintain the healthyest water system possible.  Call us for a free quote today, toll free at 1-888-481-1768 or visit our web site at http://www.ronperrin.com

Remote Camera Inspections deliver the most Information for the Least Cost!

Remote Underwater Camera

 Many states now require YEARLY Inspections. In Texas,  TCEQ Rule 290.46 Subchapter D (m) (1) states that “Each of the system’s, ground Elevated and pressure tank’s shall be inspected annually by the water system personnel or a contracted inspection service”. We are celebrating our 10th year of serving Texas Water Utility Systems.  Our inspections are the best in the industry. We now offer our largest choice of inspections all cover state requirements with NO DISRUPTION IN YOUR WATER SYSTEM!  UNDERWATER CAMERA Inspections determine if you have sediment, insects, birds or other contaminates in your storage tank (available with or without video recording).  THE MOST INFORMATION for THE LEAST COST  to insure the HEALTH of your Water System!  Our inspection methods have been developed over 10 years with thousands of tanks inspected, and millions of gallons of fresh drinking water saved.

Video Ray ROV available for potable water storage tank inspection

Video Ray ROV

The VIDEO RAY ROV is an excellent inspection tool for large water storage facilities. The remotely controlled unit is able to move throughout the facility to get a good look at all interior conditions.Ron Perrin Water Technologies has specialized in water storage tank inspection since 1997.  We use digital cameras to capture photos of outside inspection points & underwater video with the VIDEO RAY ROV to give the most complete report in the industry at a very competitive price.  For a free quote call Ron Perrin Water Technologies  at toll free at 888-481-1768.