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Cold Weather Procedures for Water Storage Tanks

Preventing the Formation of Ice in Water Storage Tanks One very simple method to prevent or minimize the formation of ice in water storage tanks is to allow the tank to drop the head as much as possible (to the lowest water level and/or pressure that the owner is comfortable with) before starting to pump… Read more »

When is the Best Time to Inspect Your Water Storage Tank?

Is it time to inspect your water storage tank or reservoir, or would another time of year work better for your system? Each owner has his own answer, and in many cases, there is a unique answer for each tank or reservoir.   Numerous factors will dictate when you can most easily take your tank… Read more »

Wisconsin DNR Reservoir Inspection Requirements

As you are probably aware, there have been some changes to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR) administrative code that lists the requirements for the operation and maintenance of public water systems (Chapter NR 810). KLM Engineering would like to take this opportunity to summarize the current requirements. The WI DNR requires that… Read more »

Cold Weather Operation Procedures

Leaves are falling at a breakneck pace, winds a blowing a little colder, harvest and hunting seasons are in full swing, and the frost is beginning to settle in.  Wait – frost?  Yes, our old friend winter is around the corner.  It is time to remind ourselves and our operations personnel about the cold weather… Read more »

Assuring Your Water Quality

It’s important to ensure that your utilities provide your residents and community with clean drinking water, from your reservoirs, water storage, and water towers. It’s also important that your facilities are clean and in good working condition, to make sure the coatings and your overall interior structures are undamaged and the tank bottom is free… Read more »

Monetize Your Water Tower with Antennas!

You can make your water towers work to earn extra income for you!  KLM Engineering would like to introduce you to the engineering and inspection services we can provide during antenna installations on your water storage reservoirs. Having an antenna installed on your water storage tank, whether it be cellular phone, wireless internet or X-M… Read more »