We hear much about the vast, leaky water distribution system below our feet, but not much about some of the more highly visible, towering components of this system. These are the elevated water storage tanks that dot our landscape, looking like odd, other-worldly creatures.
Elevated water storage tanks are a source of pressurized drinking water for communities. Situated hundreds of feet above sea level, these storage tanks help maintain a steady pressure and flow of safe drinking water to consumers, augmenting the H2O supply during times of high use, fire, or power failures. As part of a potable water delivery system, they require maintenance. And maintenance requires entering the “belly of the beast.”
Inspecting the Belly of the Beast
According to an article in Municipal Sewer & Water Magazine, routine inspection and cleaning are key to preventing corrosion and sediment build-up in water storage tanks. Remote sensing … READ MORE >>READ MORE >>