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  • National Storage Tank Donates Tank to Daily Acts

    National Storage Tank is one of the largest tank suppliers in the Western United States. As a company we are passionate about water conservation and likewise passionate in supporting organizations that share our desire to find solutions to an ever increasing need. We have found one of these amazing organizations right here in California. National Storage Tank is pleased to support Daily Acts a non-profit organization whose mission it is to transform our communities through inspired action and e

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  • National Storage Tank Becomes West Coast - Steel Core Tank Dealer

    National Storage Tank is proud to announce that we are now a Dealer-Representative for SteelCore Tanks. SteelCore is a premiere manufacturer of Corrugated Bolted Steel Tanks ranging from 1000 to 650,000 gallons. These tanks are available in a wide variety of configurations and combinations of width and height to suit most any need. This kind of flexibility is not found with other manufacturers and allows us to better serve our customer’s needs. The SteelCore brand was built from the ground up

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  • National Storage Tank CEO Envisions Wine Industry "Hub of Suppliers" for Sonoma County

    When most people enthuse about a passion for wine, images of sparkling beverages in a glass or acres of vineyards covering a rolling hillside come to mind – not an industrial site filled with all shapes and sizes of polyethylene and steel core tanks. And yet, when Nicole Oblad, the CEO of National Storage Tank (NST) talks about the plans and inventory at her company’s new location on Santa Rosa Avenue in Sonoma County, she could not be more excited, or more knowledgeable, than a connoisseur

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  • Fire At The Winery - Rural Agricultural Fire Prevention for Wineries & Farms

    As you read the following keep one thing in your mind: "Fighting Fires with No Hydrants – No City Water Lines" "It's so picturesque here!" those were the words that tumbled out of my old friends mouth after driving an hour in silent reverence from Santa Rosa to a famous and remote St. Helena winery in rural Sonoma County. And he was absolutely right, we could see the lake, the rugged landscape, and fine lines of grapes crisscrossing the hillside… but all I could think of was "How the hell

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  • Water for Elephants in California

    Two California Water Tank Companies & One Non-Profit Team Up to help drought stricken Animal Sanctuaries across California Nicolas—PAWS Resident National Storage Tank is the West Coast’s largest purveyor of water tanks, and sees the effects of the California drought first hand; “We see the effect of the drought on Californians every day. All across California the demand for water used in agriculture and fire protection has increased tenfold, to point where water storage is the on

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  • Cracked! - Cement Tanks Versus Steel Tanks

    Since the 1930's concrete water tanks have been thought to be the best and least expensive option to store water in a variety of different capacities. Time has proven the wiser, and the condition many for these tanks are in after only a few years of being in service is disheartening, especially if you were the one paying for them. Here in the Napa-Sonoma region of California typically a 12,500 gallon concrete water tank is the norm. These tanks can be seen everywhere, and if you have seen them

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  • The Bear is Thirsty

    It started in 2012, then in 2013 the drought began getting tighter around the collar in California… Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency throughout the State of California due to “Severe Drought” conditions. That was Jan. 17th, 2014, and not much happened. Then in April 25th, 2014 that State of Emergency was proclaimed a “Continued State of Emergency” Again, not much happened but we had record low snow pack dwindling reservoirs rivers and streams to a trickle, and no on

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  • Dawn Of the Mega - Drought

    Somewhere this weekend a switch was turned and a light went on across the world in regards to the omnipresent drought here on the West Coast of the United States. Why would I say that? Well, dozens of articles began to appear beginning on Feb. 12th into today (Feb. 16th) with the terms “Megadrought” or “Mega-Drought”, or “Worst drought in a millennium”, or “Worse drought in 1000 years”. Jason E. Smeardon is all over the web right now, he co-authored a new study “Unprecedented

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  • Changes in NFPA 22 – California Fire Suppression Water Tank Requirements

    With the drought continuing at historic level throughout the Western United States fire is becoming an increasing danger. In particular rural communities and structures are at risk. On April 25th 2014 California Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order increasing the state’s ability to manage water and habitat. "The driest months are still to come in California and extreme drought conditions will get worse," said Governor Brown. "This order cuts red tape to help get water to farmers mor

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  • Salmon

    Recently while listening to the radio in the grip of one of our epic Bay Area commutes, (anyone who knows San Francisco Bay Area Traffic understands) I heard Doug Karpa from Turtle Island speaking on The Forum KQED 88.5 FM about Turtle Island and its SPAWN Program. You can find out about SPAWN here: Click here You can listen to Doug Karpa and about the Central California Coho here: Click here It seems that out in West Marin County, out past Sausalito, Tiburon, Larkspur, San Rafael, out past Fa

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