• 383B County Road 4, R.R. #8, Picton, ON K0K 2T0


With potable water tower inspection using the Dry Inspection Method this method has advantages for reviewing the determining the current overall condition of the internal liner system. We will always recommend a dry inspection (water removal) at the standard five year inspection. This will allow for a proper cleaning removing all debris and silt out of the tower. But if not available we would recommend using our vacuum cleaning ROV Unit for another method of cleaning.


Water reservoirs should be drained and cleaned every 5 years at the latest. These timelines will provide better assessment as to how often your water reservoir should be cleaned internally.

With early detection heavy rusting, corrosion, leaks can be minimized prior to a large issue developing, provide a maintenance repair program has been established every five years.

For the Dry Method inspection, MISCO will  inspect the ceiling, walls, floor, inlet, and outlet vent. We inspect for delamination, rust conditions, heavy corrosion and percentages of affected areas and the amount of debris on floor and thickness of sediment.

While MISCO is inside the tower, the inspection team will “muck” out the bottom of the tower. This is completed by pressure washing the bottom of the tank to remove any sitting settlement and  will be flushed down the drain pipe in the water tower.

Once the onsite inspection is complete, MISCO will conduct a report outlining:

  • Current conditions
  • Pictures of all aspects inspected
  • Recommendations for upkeep
  • Estimated project cost for the recommended work to be completed


MISCO Inspections Services requires the water tower to be drained the day before MISCO arrives on site. 

The Cathodic Protection is to be turned off (if applicable), isolate potable water structure, supply key for upper lock, provide access to climbing ladder and open facilities.

MISCO will arrive to the site with an equipment trailer with safety fall arrest equipment for climbing, recuse equipment, technology, and a pressure wash hose and gun to muck out the bottom of the tank.

A team of 2-3 will be led by Keith Turney, a NACE Certified Coating Inspector, a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) for determining the overall current condition of the structure, and a CTech, Safety Personnel.