The large horizontal planters outside of the restaurants along The Pearl in San Antonio, Texas, reminded you of the days that you used to spend on your grandfather’s farm. During those summers, you and your sister found the idea of getting water from a custom made tanks rather inviting. Although you rarely drank from those tanks, you were more than happy to go fill up a jug or bucket when ever your grandfather needed it. From watering the garden to watering the livestock to filling a five gallon bucket for some other task, getting water on the farm could mean something entirely different from getting water in the city.
Your fascination with water, you think, is what has head you to a career that involves working with water treatment systems around the world. In a time when not only this country, but the entire world is dealing with making sure that we are doing everything possible to deal with our scarce resources, a career in wastewater treatment system management continues to be a challenge. For while many may have thought that the systems of the past were sufficient, it is important to understand that this is a field that continues to research and develop newer, more effective, methods. Much of the development in this field, and other fields that deal with liquid storage and transportation, involves the continued improvements in the tanks themselves. From large capacity water storage tanks to heavy duty field erected tanks, the industry continues to create maintenance free offerings.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the wastewater treatment system industry and other industries that make use of tank storage for water, chemicals, and other liquids:
- 75% of the U.S. population. is served by centralized wastewater collection and treatment systems.
- 7.08 billion barrels of petroleum products were consumed by Americans in the year 2015.
- 16,000 municipal wastewater treatment facilities are in operation in the U.S.
- 208 million Americans were being served by centralized collection systems by the year 2000.
- Predictions indicate that some of the largest companies could boost spending on drilling by 58% before the end of the year 2017, increasing the need for more storage tanks and facilities.
- North American exploration and production gas companies will spend 25% more than their counterparts in other nations to find the resources that this country needs. Having a way to safely and successfully store these results is essential.
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