Understanding the importance of storage tank management is vital to ensure our drinking water sources are free of contamination. According to Minnesota Rural Water Association, a spill of only one gallon of oil can contaminate a million gallons of water.
Proper installation and management of both above-ground and underground storage tanks can help ensure that your community’s and Minnesota’s water resources are kept as free of pollution as possible.
See below for tips for managing above ground storage tanks, provided by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Rural Water Association:
The United States Environmental Protection Agency states that “nearly one out of every four underground storage tanks in the United States may be leaking.” What can you do to protect your drinking water supply?
Learn more about underground storage tanks in Minnesota on the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's website.