Maintaining Fuel Oil tanks

oil_tank_with_drip_trayThe handling and storage of fuel can be a significant threat to our drinking water sources. Fuel storage tanks may leak and spills can occur that contaminate our groundwater and surface water.

It is important that fuel be handled carefully and stored properly in well maintained tanks. Home heating oil handling and storage, especially within vulnerable drinking water protection areas, has been identified as a common threat to municipal drinking water sources in the Quinte Region.

Do your part to protect our drinking water sources and protect your property against costly spills. Take care to ensure the safe handling and storage of fuel on your property.

In 2015, emergency contact stickers and tags will be installed on home heating oil tanks and fill-up pipes in the most vulnerable zones surrounding municipal wells. More...

More Information:

Drinking Water Threats from Fuel in the Quinte Region

Excellent four-page brochure on Home Heating Oil Storage from Conservation Ontario.

See also the following from the Canadian Oil Heat Association:

Youtube video

Facts on oil tanks: What you need to know

Oil Leaks Can Be Prevented

Best Practices Best Solutions for Safe Oil Storage: Top 10 List

See also these helpful videos from North Waterloo Farmers Mutual Insurance:
"Oil Heating Systems" and "Oil Tanks - An Inside Look"