Council approves waste oil storage

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Sturgeon County – County Council unanimously approved a $20,000 capital expenditure to purchase and install a waste oil storage system for the County’s fleet. The new system will replace equipment deemed unacceptable earlier this year.

The County was informed by The Petroleum Tank Management Association of Alberta (PTMAA) in June their existing waste oil storage tanks were prohibited by the Alberta Fire Code. The association also told the County approvals for all tanks storing flammable or combustible products required registrations and approvals and that no records were on file approving Sturgeon County for its waste oil tanks.

Although the PTMAA was not prepared to register the County’s fuel tanks until the waste oil tank was brought into compliance, in August they agreed to register the fuel tanks on the county’s assurance the waste oil storage tanks would be brought up to standards.

In late October the County learned engineering drawings, signed by a certified Professional Engineer would be required as part of the process.

Sturgeon County is estimating $20,000 for the project: $8,000 for a 4,500 litre waste oil storage tank, $5,000 for engineer design and drawings, and $7,00 for installation and certification.

The project is anticipated to be completed by the end of December.

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