Waterline has been providing Residential oil tank removal services for over 20 years. We help home owners through the process of removing and updating their existing tanks.
If you suspect that there is a buried fuel tank on your property, you will not know whether it is leaking until it is removed. Therefore, the longer you wait before having your heating oil tank removed the more likely there is contamination, increasing the potential for costly clean-up.
Some important points to consider:
- All fuel tanks must be inspected and tested and fuel cannot be obtained until the tank has been registered.
- Effective October 2001, the New Energy Act introduced legislation that requires the removal of fuel tanks that exceed 25 years or of unknown age. A fuel supplier is not allowed to fill a tank which falls into this category and therefore the homeowner will no longer be able to obtain fuel in their existing tank.
- The gas handling act states that upon disuse of a fuel storage tank, the owner has 180 days to de-commission the tank and empty it of fuel.