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Steel Water Sorage Tank- Foundation Settlement Criteria

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I am concerned about the safety of a steel tank.  The tank foundation (
concrete footing ring) has settled approximately one inch along the
diameter.  
Tank data:
Diameter= 45 ft
Heght=30 ft
Flat Bottom w/ 1/4 inch steel plate.
Tank designed per AWWA D100-96
One inch settlement is between two points on the footing diameter.
My questions are:
Is there any design criteria/guideline for steel tank settlement ?
What precautionary measures should be taken ?
Does any body has experience in eleviating similar situation ?
Thanks!   Sid Lakhani