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.

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