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New Course at UT Arlington on Tank & Tower Inspection

The Environmental Training Institute at UT Arlington is offering a new course from a different point of view.  WTR 308 Water Storage Inspection Techniques is a 16hr class designed to give you a good understanding of how to safely inspect and document potable water storage tanks and towers.  I was contracted to develop the course earlier this year and now I have also been hired to beIMG_2371 the instructor.  I will be taking a look at the safety concerns of working at height and in confined spaces.  We will review what the key inspection points are, high-tech inspection tools and the best ways to document what you find.  The class is now listed in the Environmental Training Institute Summer Catalog and online at:

https://web-ded.uta.

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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.

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  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

Potable Water Diver Video

Some of our older video’s ate still the best.  This great video from 2009 shows a diver and a Remotely Operated Vehicle inspecting a water storage tank.  It also lets you see divers cleaning sediment off the floor of a tank in the video posted below.

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Diver entering water storage tank

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For an inspection or cleaning quote please call 888-481-1768

Want a list of contaminates commonly found in water systems?  Visit  www.ronperrin.us

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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 !

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Potable Water Line Air Diver (c) Ron Perrin 2013

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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