Southern Corrosion recently partnered with Alabama Rural Water Association in offering training to board members to various water systems across the state. Many of the water suppliers in Alabama are not municipalities, but rather public non-profit organizations often termed “water associations” or “water authorities”. The board members are usually elected and oversee the organization. The primary purpose for training is the crucial need to have knowledgeable members making decisions that both protect and propel their system’s assets, keeping the original intention for their water towers intact: Storing water, first and foremost.
A series of 8 training sessions were held all over the state to help ensure the delivery of better drinking water and apt wastewater disposal for their constituencies. Jim Higgins and Anson Walck, two knowledgeable Southern Corrosion Representatives covering Alabama, provided the training. The two focused on increasing revenue for these non-profits using money-saving techniques like proper tank maintenance and revenue-boosters like adding telecommunication antennas. Proper installations create ease of continued maintenance, but most importantly, protect the asset from accelerated corrosion rate, adhesion issues, and proper coating coverage without being impeded. Southern Corrosion is proud to provide expert support to these water associations and their board members. These sound business practices and effective utility management, are crucial for the utility’s long-term sustainability and success.