Wastewater is one of the hardest liquids there is to store and treat. However, it is important that your company does so in a responsible manner so that public health is protected and so that your business does not suffer the monetary and PR cost of failure. Part of this depends upon the vessels that you use to hold wastewater while it is being treated. Below, we’ve simplified the complex world of managing wastewater systems so that you can choose tanks that are compliant and that help your company fulfill its duty to protect the public.
The need for water and wastewater storage and treatment vary. These may include industrial wastewater, stormwater management systems, oil or grease interceptors, oil-water separators, water conservation tanks, fire protection, and onsite wastewater tanks. Whatever your needs may be, Nationwide Tank & Pipe can custom build tanks for any specifications you require, up to 50,000 gallons. We also sell food-grade tanks that naturally meet EPA, USDA and NSF Standard 61 requirements for storage of potable water.
- Compliance obligations: Make sure that you have your permits, plans and other documents submitted and that the tank you choose is compliant with all regulations. These requirements will of course depend on what is being stored and treated in your facility.
- Know the pH, temperature, and pollutants, etc, of the stored liquid: Once you have a handle on the character and variability of the wastewater at your facility, you will have some idea of what kind of wastewater tank you will need. Our tanks are made of a variety of materials; however, we specialize in fiberglass applications.
- What are the benefits of fiberglass storage tanks?
- Superior Corrosion Resistance: Fiberglass tanks are naturally non-corrosive and reduce the formation of microbial growth. This allows for increased longevity and eliminates the need for the installation and maintenance of corrosion protection systems.
- High tensile strength, durable and economical: In comparison to steel, fiberglass tanks 12 times stronger by weight and typically cost less to manufacture and maintain over their longer lifespan. In addition, they have less stringent requirements for EPA-driven inspections vs. steel tanks, saving you money with environmental compliance testing.
- Easily formulated and designed to customize tank for various usage, products and temperatures: Not only is there more flexibility to design and customize fiberglass tanks for their unique applications, they can also be designed to hold products at temperatures anywhere from -20◦F to 180◦F.
- Ease of repair: In the unlikely event that repairs are ever needed, fiberglass applications allow for much easier repairs, saving your business time and money over the lifetime of your tank.
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