How do you heat your home? If you use oil to heat your home, you most likely have a large oil tank sitting in your basement, known as an aboveground storage tank (AST). While not common, some homeowners source their fuel for home heating through an underground storage tank (UST), which sits hidden i
The weather is starting to warm up, which means spring cleaning is right around the corner. There is no better feeling than smelling the fresh air circulate through your home, and purging all the unnecessary items you’ve been collecting over the year. Most of the cleaning is self-explanatory. Dona
After the record breaking winter New England has suffered, and the historical drought California is currently enduring, it has many wondering, “Is this global warming taking effect?” While there is a lot of debate on the topic, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is in full swing trying to reduc
There has been a lot of discussion about a proposed gas pipeline making its way through Massachusetts. This pipeline affects many communities including towns in our surrounding Counties, such as Middlesex, Essex and Worcester County to name a few. This pipeline will be a main supply route for na
If you own an underground oil tank, it is possible for you to have it emptied by a professional and left safely underground. The Legislature passed a State Law in 1996 that requires both aboveground and underground tanks to be cleaned and purged of vapors. If left in place, the vent line has to be
Did you know that 50% of the US population relies on groundwater as its source of fresh drinking water? This is why regulations on underground storage tanks (USTs) are detailed and strict. A responsibly managed UST poses no threat to the environment. As of September 30, 2014, there are 3,840 activ
With winter in full gear, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has issued some safety guidelines to ensure homeowner’s don’t suffer from home oil leaks. Is your home older, do you have an old delivery line? Check with your local oil burner technician. They can check your li
As of January 2, 2015 UST Regulations have been changed in Massachusetts. Among this transition, the MassDEP has included federal requirements and constructed new provisions to ensure UST systems are correctly installed & maintained. To Get the Full Report, Click Here.