In November 2018, one of the deadliest wildfires in United States history destroyed 153,000 acres of land in Paradise, California—resulting in 85 civilian fatalities and $16.5 B in total damage.
The important cleanup effort began almost immediately, led by 1,500 personnel and 390 trailers stationed at the FEMA Tucson Ridge Base Camp. The wildfire cleanup is estimated to take up to two years. Shawcor’s latest addition, ZCL | Xerxes wastewater tanks, will be used to store and help treat their onsite wastewater during this time.
Shawcor is providing four ZCL | Xerxes, 40,000 gallon, single-wall wastewater tanks offering 160,000 gallons of storage capacity. Each tank will connect with critical wastewater treatment systems on site at the Tucson Ridge Base Camp.
One of the reasons ZCL | Xerxes tanks were chosen for this project is our ability to meet the cleanup project’s aggressive turnaround time. The sales team worked diligently with the Anaheim manufacturing facility to manufacture and ship the wastewater tanks within a three-week period from order confirmation.
About ZCL | Xerxes
In April 2019, Shawcor completed the acquisition of ZCL Composites Inc. ZCL is North America’s largest manufacturer of environmentally friendly fiberglass underground storage tanks for the fuel, water and wastewater and oil and gas markets. ZCL is an innovator in composite tank engineering, with nearly 40 years of direct industry experience. When ZCL acquired Xerxes Corporation in 2007, it brought together North America’s two leading fiberglass tank brands: ZCL (founded in 1987) and Xerxes (founded in 1979). ZCL’s product offering includes underground composite tanks and a full complement of accessories. ZCL’s six UL-listed or ULC-listed manufacturing facilities across North America ensure that it is able to supply its tanks throughout North America in a timely manner. ZCL’s tanks are made of 100% premium resin and glass (no fillers), making them corrosion-resistant, both inside and out. To date, ZCL has installed approximately a quarter of a million composite tanks.