Part 1: Maintenance
Proper maintenance of
water storage tanks is critical to a water utility's efforts to provide
customers with a reliable supply of safe water, delivered at acceptable
This video provides a basic overview of tower and tank inspection and
maintenance procedures. Cold weather concerns, corrosion, painting and
coating, draining, and cleaning are discussed. Various types of water
tanks and towers, components, operation, and efficient water-storage
techniques also are described, making this video an excellent teaching
tool for new employees.
Part 2: Safety and Security
This video instructs in types of security
measures, barriers, and technology available for protecting water towers
from unwanted intrusion. Security of finished-water storage towers is of
special concern to water providers. Being in many cases isolated and
unprotected, water towers are relatively easy targets for physical
damage or contamination. Contamination of finished water is difficult to
detect and remove.
Large numbers of people can be harmed, or at the very least
inconvenienced, by acts of sabotage on water towers. Injuries to
trespassing tower climbers have resulted in expensive litigation. Even
relatively harmless graffiti is costly to remove. Learn what your
utility can do to help protect your water towers.