Leaks from underground storage tanks or spills on the forecourt, pose one of the biggest sources of groundwater contamination. Not only can leaks cause huge environmental damage, they can result in massive remediation costs, huge fines and even law suits should the contamination go beyond your site boundary. An efficient groundwater monitoring solution can considerably reduce this risk.
Regulations in NSW and Victoria require storage tank operators to take all practicable measures to prevent pollution. As well as mandatory leak detection systems like SIRA, under NSW guidelines site operators must have groundwater monitoring wells installed and then monitored every six months. In Victoria, operators are required to undertake groundwater monitoring if the site is sensitive.
However, we can’t stress enough the importance of introducing a regular groundwater monitoring system as part of a proactive risk management strategy.
We believe any responsible fuel retailer sitting on thousands of litres of underground fuel SHOULD KNOW the potential for groundwater contamination both on your site/s and neighbouring properties. This can open up huge liability concerns – not to mention huge remediation cost blowouts – that can be prevented with an efficient well monitoring system.
By incorporating groundwater monitoring, not only do you reduce your site’s environmental liability, but by keeping groundwater monitoring records, you can also greatly increase the value of your asset should you wish to sell in the future. A record of your site’s history is very valuable information for any prospective buyers.
As the market leader in leak detection solutions, our highly qualified groundwater consultants offer a comprehensive groundwater quality risk assessment, measurement and groundwater analysis that can help you:
*Applicable in Victoria only
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