Fuel Storage Tank Removal/Replacement Programs
Programs that provide assistance for homeowners who need to remove old fuel storage tanks that are creating a potential source of soil or water contamination; or properly close (abandon) tanks located on their property that are no longer required. A proper abandonment procedure involves pumping out remaining fuel, confirming that there has been no leakage, cleaning the tank, and filling the tank with an approved filler, or removing it entirely. The program may also help people retrofit or replace fuel storage tanks that are in poor condition, and may clean up contaminated sites, when required. Included are programs that handle the removal/abandonment and/or retrofit or replacement directly; and those that provide grants or loans to help pay for the service.