Storage Tank Water Quality Monitoring

The TSC optimization team, in partnership with the EPA-Cincinnati Safety, Health, and Environmental Management (SHEM) program, conducted a water storage tank sampling study on October 20th and November 7th in Georgetown, KY. The study was conducted to support the development of an in-tank sampling protocol and involved collecting water quality samples and continuously measuring temperature at various depths within the tank. Data were collected for approximately three weeks to assess tank mixing performance. Prior to the study, SHEM helped identify potential hazards, recommended appropriate safety equipment, and provided fall-protection training. The SHEM field safety officer also participated in the study to observe and advise. (Matthew Alexander, Tom Waters, Alison Dugan and Rick Lieberman, US EPA, TSC)

Matthew Alexander (EPA TSC), Tom Waters (EPA TSC), and Gerard Henderson (EPA SHEM) preparing safety equipment prior to the study.

Matthew Alexander (EPA TSC), Tom Waters (EPA TSC), and Gerard Henderson (EPA SHEM) preparing safety equipment prior to the study.

Matthew Alexander (EPA TSC) and Tom Waters (EPA TSC) at the top of the tank.

Matthew Alexander (EPA TSC) and Tom Waters (EPA TSC) at the top of the tank.

Tom Waters (EPA TSC) hoisting sampling equipment to the lower platform of the tank.

Tom Waters (EPA TSC) hoisting sampling equipment to the lower platform of the tank.

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