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A water tank is a container for storing liquid. The need for a water tank is as old as civilization, to provide storage of water for use in may applications, drinking water, irrigation agriculture, fire suppression, agricultural farming, both for plants and livestock, chemical manufacturing, food preparation as well as many other. Water tank parameters include the general design of the tank, and choice of construction materials, linings.

Preventing Water Loss in Storage Tanks

Preventing Water Loss in Storage Tanks

A 49-year-old water storage tank leaking water eventually led the town of Chapmanville, WV, to replace its 75-year old water distribution system in 2015. Eventually, it learned that the town’s distribution lines were also leaking like sieves. Together, the distribution lines and leaking storage tank were losing more than half

Preventing Loss

Preventing Loss

A 49-year-old water storage tank leaking water eventually led the town of Chapmanville, WV, to replace its 75-year old water distribution system in 2015. Eventually, it learned that the town’s distribution lines were also leaking like sieves. Together, the distribution lines and leaking storage tank were losing more than half

New Sizing Metrics for Water Storage

New Sizing Metrics for Water Storage

Fire flow needs and regulations have always dominated the metrics for sizing the water storage capacity of a municipality or business. But these days, climate change, drought, and population growth have entered the picture as additional factors requiring consideration.

Cementitious Coatings for Tanks In Special Applications

Cementitious Coatings for Tanks In Special Applications

Non-potable hot water and cold water storage can present different challenges due to the temperature of the stored water itself. AmTech developed its HydraStone cement lining for use on steel hot water tanks after the tanks’ original cementitious or thin mil epoxy linings have failed. The manufacturer points out that

Maintaining Storage Tanks

Maintaining Storage Tanks

An integral ingredient in maintaining the health of a water supply tank is a good inspection according to tank manufacturers and consultants. In the words of George Mead, municipal sales director with Tank Connection in Parsons, KS, “Nothing fabricated and installed will continue to operate without inspections.”

Some states have created regulations

Storage Tank Maintenance

Storage Tank Maintenance

An integral ingredient in maintaining the health of a water supply tank is a good inspection according to tank manufacturers and consultants. In the words of George Mead, municipal sales director with Tank Connection in Parsons, KS, “Nothing fabricated and installed will continue to operate without inspections.”

Some states have created regulations

Terramac® Appoints Tri-State Truck & Equipment as Authorized Dealer

Terramac® Appoints Tri-State Truck & Equipment as Authorized Dealer

Elburn, IL – Terramac, a leading manufacturer of innovative rubber track crawler carriers, expands its representation in the North American market to include Tri-State Truck & Equipment as part of its dealer network. Tri-State will represent the versatile Terramac product line in Montana and Wyoming.

“Tri-State Truck & Equipment is a high-caliber

Maintaining an Underground Potable Water Tank

Maintaining an Underground Potable Water Tank

Underground potable water tanks can be a cost-effective way to store healthy drinking water, but only if they are maintained properly. To reduce operating costs and conserve water, tanks must be inspected, cleaned, and maintained regularly. Documentation must be accurate, consistent, easy to analyze, current, and accessible to be a

Water Storage Systems

Water Storage Systems

There are two minimum requirements for civilization: a sewage system to carry away wastewater, and a consistent and reliable water supply system to provide water for drinking, bathing, and irrigation. A water supply system consists of several components. These include a source of water (groundwater, freshwater pond or lake, man-made

Water Tanks, Reservoirs, Maintenance, and Repair

Water Tanks, Reservoirs, Maintenance, and Repair

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the January/February 2014 issue of Water Efficiency.

Rob Pearlman, senior containment systems engineer with Plymouth, NH-based AmTech Tank Lining & Tank Repair, says that water tank problems rarely boast good timing. You can actually count on the opposite, he notes.

One moment a water tank

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