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The face of an American Hero

June 18, 2018 Leave a comment

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I write a lot about drinking water contamination and the importance of keeping water storage tanks and towers clean.  I haven’t written about people that much but this is about both drinking water contamination and a particular person I think is an American Hero.

Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha or Dr. Monica as her young patients call her, did not plan her life to be a hero and I am sure she doesn’t see herself that way now, but she is.  She is the person that made enough noise, would not take, “your wrong” or “everything is ok”, for an answer.  After noticing many of her young Flint, MI patients had lead poisoning, she suspected the water supply.  She is the person at the right place at the right time that stood up to say, something is very wrong here and she was not going to go away. 

Her story was covered on CBS Sunday Morning this past Fathers Day.  I had the opportunity to watch with my son and infant grandson. My son made the comment that she is a REAL AMERICAN HERO. I could not agree more.

I titled this, “The Face of an American Hero”, because Dr.  Mona Hanna-Attisha was born in Iraq and raised in Michigan after her family fled the regime of Saddam Hussein.  Being a true American is not about where you were born but about who you are and who you want to be. It has always been about doing the right thing. The USA has always attracted the best and brightest the world has to offer. I think we are very lucky to count her as one of us, and I wanted to share her story.  

She has written a book,  “What The Eyes Don’t See See“, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

If you missed her CBS interview check it out here:

https://youtu.be/pd2qxi2mF_4

 

 

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The Mess in Missouri

Chris Hayes from Fox2 News in St Louis, Missouri recently interviewed me for a story he did about a water tank in Leadwood, Missouri. The tank had been inspected once about 17 years ago and as far as anyone knew, had never been cleaned. Chris was contacted by some residents of the community who had brown water coming out of their taps.

I was happy to contribute both video and comments to this story. Water storage tanks should be inspected yearly for public safety, even if the state they are in has no regulations at all. Mr. Hayes did a great job. He found the larger systems around St. Louis had all been recently inspected. Many smaller systems seem to fall back on regulations to decide what is really important.

Although the state of Missouri has no written regulation or rules on when tanks should be inspected they do say this about the inspection and cleaning of water storage tanks: “…clearly necessary to protect public health.”

You would not drink out of a dirty glass, why do these people have to drink water from a dirty tank?  See the video on our Company Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ronperrinwatertech  

BE SURE TO LIKE THE PAGE WHILE YOU ARE THERE!

Or View the story on GOOGLE+ HERE

References:

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Water Protection Program – Public Drinking Water Branch

Microbial Contamination of Water Storage Tanks Fact Sheet

Inspection of Water Storage Facilities Fact Sheet

USEPA – Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

Health Risks From Microbial Growth and Biofilms in Drinking Water Distribution Systems.  Page: 26 section G, Page 34 section I,

Distribution System Issue Paper. Finished Water Storage Facilities. August 15, 2002. Page 2, 11, and 12.

Total Coliform Rule Issue Paper. Inorganic Contaminant Accumulation in Potable Water Distribution Systems.

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Potable Water Diver / Water Tower Inspector Wanted

November 6, 2016 Leave a comment

ESTABLISHED WATER TANK AND TOWER INSPECTION AND CLEANING COMPANY is seeking a commercial diver. CURRENT SCUBA certification and recent diving physical is required, preference given to ADC certified line air divers. We have a full time opening working out of our Main Office in Ft Worth, Tx. This position requires frequent out of town travel (2-5 days a week, often work on a 4 day work week with 3 days off). A valid Drivers license and good driving record is required. For additional information and application see: www.ronperrin.com/employment.  FOR INTERVIEW Call our Office Manager Debi at 817-377-4899.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $125 to $140.00 /day depending on training and experience.

Ron Perrin Water Technologies is a sole owned business established in 1997.  We are a leader in the underwater inspection and cleaning of potable water storage tanks and towers in Texas and surrounding states.  To See more of what we do and how we do it visit our company Facebook page, and give us a like! Call 817-377-4899 to schedule an interview or get a free inspection or cleaning quote.

https://www.facebook.com/ronperrinwatertech

YouTube Channel:

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The Tank Diver

March 23, 2016 Leave a comment

We have been working on a documentary about clean drinking water for over two years. There is no shortage of water contamination issues in the news these days. Drinking water is under attack all over the country. The solution to many water problems may be as simple as keeping the tanks clean. We have an important story to tell and it’s time to raise some funds to finish it up. I hope you will be a part of this important project! https://igg.me/at/whatsinyourwater/x/11623864

You would not drink out of a dirty glass. Too many water utilities make people drink from dirty water storage tanks. The problem has remained OUT OF SIGHT AND OUT OF MIND for too long. Help us fund this project and show your support for as little as $2. Check out our preview and help us put a bright light on this dark problem.

Click here to check out our film preview!

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ARE YOU A Ron Perrin Water Technologies CUSTOMER?

June 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Do you know Ron Perrin?

Have you used Ron Perrin Water Technologies ?

Please write a review, we would love to post your comments about our service. We are celebrating our 18th year inspecting and cleaning water storage tanks and towers. I am proud to report that I have maintained my first customer this entire time. We now have many utilities we have serviced for over 17 years. Old or new, if you are one of our customers we would like to hear from you! Please take a minute and write a short review on our Facebook page!

https://www.facebook.com/ronperrinwatertech

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Tank Inspector

News Crew Covers Tower Cleaning and possible EPA Changes

January 9, 2015 Leave a comment

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Ron Perrin Clean Water Tank Project

November 7th, 2014, Ginger Allen and the CBS 11 i-Team watches as my company inspects and cleans a north Texas water tower. The tower was cleaned as a normal maintenance procedure. A light- brown dusting of sediment was removed from the interior floor before it could get deep enough to support bacteria and become a problem.  

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The tower was cleaned by a Commercial Diver who was trained at OCEAN CORP, Houston, Texas. The Diver is sealed in his own environment, then washed down with a chlorine solution. Because we specialize in the inspection and cleaning of Potable Water Storage Facilities, all of our equipment is purchased for, and only used in, potable water.

This utility is doing a great job of maintaining their system. However, utility managers across the country struggle to get the funds to properly maintain their systems. The EPA is currently considering a regulation that…

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The EPA is considering requiring ALL POTABLE WATER STORAGE TANKS in the U.S.A. TO BE INSPECTED AND CLEANED.

September 18, 2014 Leave a comment

Ron Perrin Clean Water Tank Project

The EPA is considering requiring ALL POTABLE WATER STORAGE TANKS in the U.S.A. TO BE INSPECTED AND CLEANED.

If YOU HAVE PHOTOS and or VIDEO, Articles or any other evidence that would support the decision to make this regulation the EPA needs to hear from you!  DO NOT DELAY, ACT NOW.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: October 8, 2014  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/875064546 to register for online access

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0878.1; FRL-9916-15-OW]

Notice of Public Meeting and Webinar: Distribution System Storage Facility Inspection

and Cleaning

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Ground Water and

Drinking Water announces a public meeting and webinar on Distribution System Storage Facility

Inspection and Cleaning. The purpose of the meeting and webinar is to gather input and

information from the public and stakeholders on distribution system water storage facility

inspection and cleaning and other risk management approaches to…

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