We are currently conducting site assessments in the South Wellfield! Yesterday, we had the chance to walk through two auto repair businesses and give away free spill kits!
The purpose of our site assessments is to give business owners a heads up about a heath code that was passed at the end of 2016 and let you know what your business needs to do to comply. The full text is available here.
One of the biggest things we’ve noticed during our site visits that businesses will need to change in order to comply with the new health code is adding secondary containment for chemical storage areas. In your auto business, that would mean things like totes or drums used to store oil, coolant, or antifreeze, parts washers, and other buckets of fluids.
If your business is located in a wellfield and has a container or containers that hold more than 40 gallons of liquid for more than 24 hours, you are required to have secondary containment that is capable of preventing a release from the container. The secondary containment must be capable of holding 110% of the volume of the largest container. If stored outside, the chemicals must be located on pavement that is properly drained or covered from weather inside a containment area.
We are here to help you comply with these requirements! Please contact us if you would like assistance.