Potable Water Tank Inspection & Cleaning

I have been a Water Tank Inspection Contractor for over 30 years. I first started inspecting water storage tanks on my days off when working as a Texas Peace Officer. Since 1997 Ron Perrin Water Technologies has been a leader in water tank inspections. We incorporated in 2020. We offer the best inspection in the industry.

Our Company provides non disruptive water tank inspections on potable water storage tanks in Texas and 14 other states. In Texas our tank inspections meet all requirements found under Texas Administrative code 290.46 (m)(1) Each of the system’s ground, elevated, and pressure tanks shall be inspected annually by water system personnel or a contracted inspection service.  We want to be your Contracted Inspection Service. In Texas you must examine your ground, elevated, and pressure storage tanks at least once every year to make sure they are in good working condition. Inspect tanks no later than one year after the last time you checked them.

TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY Title 30 Chapter 290.46 (m)“Maintenance and housekeeping. The maintenance and housekeeping practices used by a public water system shall ensure the good working condition and general appearance of the system’s facilities and equipment. The grounds and facilities shall be maintained in a manner so as to minimize the possibility of the harboring of rodents, insects, and other disease vectors, and in such a way as to prevent other conditions that might cause the contamination of the water.  (1) Each of the system’s ground, elevated, and pressure tanks shall be inspected annually by water system personnel or a contracted inspection service.    

(A) Ground and elevated storage tank inspections must determine that the vents are in place and properly screened, the roof hatches closed and locked, flap valves and gasketing provide adequate protection against insects, rodents, and other vermin, the interior and exterior coating systems are continuing to provide adequate protection to all metal surfaces, and the tank remains in a watertight condition. 

(B) Pressure tank inspections must determine that the pressure release device and pressure gauge are working properly, the air-water ratio is being maintained at the proper level, the exterior coating systems are continuing to provide adequate protection to all metal surfaces, and the tank remains in watertight condition. Pressure tanks provided with an inspection port must have the interior surface inspected every five years”.

We have several inspections to choose from:

  • Remote Underwater Video – This is is our most popular and economical inspection. We document a State required inspection points. Our report is delivered in a notebook with photographs of inspection points and an underwater video that covers the interior roof, water surface, waterline and underwater areas visible from our remote underwater camera and lighting system.
  • Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)- Covers everything above with additional underwater video taken from one of our ROV’s. This allows you to get a more detailed inspection from much larger facilities. It also allows a customer to get great documentation on specific areas.
  • Diver Inspection– Our potable water dive crew is usually reserved to clean water storage tanks and towers. The divers are sealed in their own environment using a DRY SUIT. No part of the divers body touches the water in addition to meet state and federal requirements divers are washed down with a 200ppm chlorine solution. Divers are able to get an even more detailed inspection.
  • Tank Cleaning and Inspection– All of our inspections include an underwater video of tank floors. This allows us to get a good estimate of accumulated sediment. It is important to know how much sediment in in the tank. Sediment on the floor of the tank that can be a safe habitat for bacteria, protozoa and even viruses. Our cleaning service removes all loose sediment. After the sediment is removed we are able to see the floor of the tank allowing us to document the condition of the paint and see corroded areas if any.

If you are task with inspecting your own tank we can help with that too. I teach a course at the Environmental Training Institute (ETI) located at the UT Arlington Division for Enterprise Development. The class is 16 hours over two days and has class dates scheduled in 2021 and 2022.

WTR 308 Potable Water Storage Inspection Techniques

Course NameMeetsBeginsEndsFee
Potable Water Storage Inspection TechniquesW &Th,8:30 AM-5:30 PM09/29/2109/30/21650.00
Potable Water Storage Inspection TechniquesTh & F,8:30 AM 5:30 PM08/18/2208/19/22650.00
Potable Water Storage Inspection Techniques (Online)Th & F, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM04/14/2204/15/22650.00
Potable Water Storage Inspection TechniquesTh & F,8:30 AM-5:30 PM12/08/2212/09/22650.0

If you cant make the class I also offer a review of what you need to look at online see:

www.watertankinspecton.coA DIY Guide to Inspecting Potable Water Storage Tanks.

Last in Texas you will need to maintain a Water Tank Inspection Log

PWS Water Tank Inspection Log – Texas.gov

If we may be of service please contact us.

For a free quote for inspection or cleaning e-mail Robert at perrinsales@gmail.com or call 817-377-4899.

For more info see; www.ronperrin.com or or blog www.tankdiver.us.

Water tower inspection available with no disruption in service, we inspect water tanks and towers with an underwater camera while they remain In-Service. This allows us to get a complete look at the tank inside and out. We document all TCEQ and AWWA inspection points with photos and written notes. To get a quote for your Texas Water Tank or Tower inspection please call 817-377-4899 or e-mail Robert at perrinsales@gmail.com.

In Texas potable water storage tanks are required to be inspected every year under TCEQ 290.46. Our method of inspection with underwater cameras allows our customers to see what is going on inside their water storage tanks and towers. Interior corrosion and sediment levels can be seen and documented with no water loss or disruption in service. Unfortunately, the state has no specific requirements on when to clean sediment any time sediment is found in you storage tanks it should be treated as a breach. Sediment on the interior floor of the tank can provide a safe habitat where bacteria and other contaminants can get a foothold in your tank.

Keeping your tanks clean will help keep your water system safe.  Are your tanks and towers on a cleaning schedule?  We want to help you keep your water tanks and towers clean and healthy! Do not allow dirt that builds up on the floor of your potable water storage tanks to be a safe habitat to grow GiardiaLegionella or viruses like Norovirus.  Our water tank and tower cleaning rates are affordable and we have special pricing for tiny tanks under 10,000 gallons.

Call today for a free quote 817-377-4899.

The  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list these as the top 10 Causes – Outbreaks in Public Water Systems*

Check out our new video series on YouTube. Tap-Talk explores our water distribution systems as we take you along and let you see what we see as we inspect and clean municipal water storage tanks. Our cameras let you see what is inside, we never reveal the utility we are working for or our exact location unless our customer gives us permission. Episode #1 is posted below on the next post, in less than six minutes, I explain what we do and how we do it, talk about my background and what led me to start my company in 1997.

Be sure to check out our new Tap-Talk Video Series where we take a close look at what is in our drinking water. Come along with the Ron Perrin Water Technologies, Inc. crew as we inspect and clean potable water storage tanks and towers.

We provide our service to Texas and fourteen other states. In episode one I explain how this business got started, what we do and how we do it.

Episode One:

Ron Perrin Water Technologies video series Ep. 1: What’s in Your Water?

In Episode Two we take a look at what is in tank sediment found on the floor of water tanks.

Tap Talk: What’s in Your Water? Ep. 2- “Out of Sight, Out of Mind,” Part I.

In Episode Three we show you a safe way to do an in-service cleaning of a standpipe.

Tap Talk: What’s in Your Water? Ep. 3 – MEET OUR ROBOT!

To keep up with new episodes as they are posted and see more videos visit the Tap-Talk Blog here: www.TapTalk.blog.

If you need to inspect or clean a potable water storage tank, we are here to help give us a call at 817-377-4899

or e-mail Robert Perrin at perrinsales@gmail.com

Be sure to check out our new video series we call “Tap Talk”. In this informative series we will explore what our field technicians and potable water dive crew typically finds in municipal drinking water tanks as the inspect and clean them in Texas and many other states. We will show you why keeping water tanks clean is important. There is a serious danger lurking in America’s water systems. Join me, (Ron Perrin), along with microbiologists and a former EPA employee, and Drinking Water Chief Len Pardee, as we discuss the problem.

For several years we have been working on a feature length documentary with the working title, “Out of sight, Out of mind – What is in your water”. This episode features parts from that film. Keeping tanks clean is very important, but before you can fix a problem you must know it exists. Water tank inspections are essential to properly manage any municipal water system. Big or small, if you do not know there is a problem with your water system, you can not make plans to take care of it. Sediment builds up in almost all water systems over time. Sediment on the floor of the tank can be a breeding ground for bacteria, protozoa, viruses and a host of other contaminants. In some tanks this soft sedimentation becomes a safe habitat where contaminants can grow protected from the chlorine and other treatment chemicals. As billions of bacteria form in the sediment treatment chemicals can be depleted, causing utilities to use more and more until they reach, or exceed, legal limits.

Simple tank cleaning remains the best solution.

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Episode 1

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We inspect and clean potable water storage facilities. Using an underwater camera we are able to meet all TCEQ inspection requirements without disrupting your system.

We have the most options to fit your inspection needs.

  • Underwater Remote camera
  • Remotely Operated vehicle (ROV) is a great option for large facilities.
  • Potable Water Diver Inspection and Cleaning.
  • NEW Robot cleaner for Standpipes

We use equipment that a purchased for and only used in potable water facilities. Our gear is washed down with a 200ppm chlorine solution to meet all state and federal guidelines.

Give us a call: 817-377-4899 or toll free at 1-888-481-1768

Just a few potable water tank inspection and cleaning photos. We are ready to serve you. Call us at 817-377-4899.

  • water tank inspection with remote underwater camera
  • water tank inspection with remotely operated vehicle (ROV)
  • water tank cleaning with potable water diver crew
  • water tank inspection with robotic underwater crawler

Give us a call for a free proposal 817-377-4899. http://www.tankdiver.us

Water Tank Inspection. Water Tank Cleaning. KEEPING DRINKING WATER SAFE SINCE 1997. Check out our new video at www.watertankinspection.com.


Ron Perrin Water Technologies offers Water Tank Inspection and water tower inspection in Texas and 14 other states. Check out our new web page at: www.watertankinspection.com. We inspect over 800 tanks a year. Ron Perrin Water Technologies offers three types of in-service inspection methods to give you the most information for the lowest cost with no disruption in your water service. Our most popular method is also the lowest cost using a remote underwater camera. This inspection covers all AWWA inspection points and allows the customer to get a first hand look at underwater conditions.


ROV inspections offer more information as the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) is able to swim to the rear of the tank and record more remote areas.

Diver Inspection: Our potable water dive crew is the best inspection when you need to look an a specific area or the tank needs to be cleaned. Divers can quickly remove sediment form the floor of the facility. Sediment can be a safe habitat for bacteria, protozoa or even viruses. Keeping water storage tanks clean lowers chlorine cost and keeps your system healthy.


Call: 817-377-4899 or

for more detail See: www.watertankinspection.com

Need to do your own inspection?  See: DO YOUR OWN INSPECTION

Helpful Links:

Texas Inspection Form: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/assistance/sblga/tankinspectform.pdf

Florida Inspection Rules:



New Brochure

Check out our new brochure that features MY STORY.   See :   RPWT Brochure 2017

Since 1992 I have been involved with the inspection and cleaning of water storage tanks.     I have served more than 850 water utilities in Texas, Florida and 14 other states.

I am a former Master Peace Officer, Police Ethics Instructor and Security Consultant licensed by the State of Texas.

From 1993 to 1996 I served as the Director of Marketing for Underwater Services in Burleson, Texas. In 1996 they incorporated as U.S. Underwater Services Inc. and I served as Director of Operations for my last year at the company.

Since starting Ron Perrin Water Technologies (RPWT) in 1997 we have constantly worked to develop the most cutting edge methods to inspect and clean water storage tanks and towers. Our inspection and cleaning methods allow the water storage facilities to remain full of water,  millions of gallons of treated drinking water are saved  by our customers annually.

RPWT has been able to retain our very first customer and we have recently completed their 20th underwater inspection! Our commitment to safety, quality and competitive pricing have resulted in the successful retention of most of our customers, and we are still growing!

Click here to download: RPWT Brochure 2017

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