Collapsing Metal Waterfront Tank Has to Go

Installer Greg Simac, regulators and suppliers work together for a seamless emergency tank replacement project at a busy Wisconsin resort.
Collapsing Metal Waterfront Tank Has to Go
The Kobelco SK220LC excavator and tanks barely fit between the cabin and tree.

Corrosion caused the crown of a 7,500-gallon steel pump tank to slowly cave in at the Afterglow Lake Resort in Phelps, Wisconsin. The tank, part of the facility’s 32-year-old onsite system, was 40 feet from the water.

The 7.5 hp pump leaked and took 15 hours to lower the...

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