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Monitoring For Liquids On The Groundwater

How does the leak detection method work?

This method monitors the groundwater table near an UST for the presence of released free product on the water table. Monitoring wells near the UST are checked frequently to see if petroleum can be detected. The regulations describe several requirements for the use of this method. For example, this method cannot be used if the water table is more than 20 feet below the surface of the ground.

Features of groundwater monitoring are:

What are the regulatory requirements?

Will it work at your site?

In general, groundwater monitoring works best at UST sites where: A professionally conducted site assessment is critical for determining these site-specific conditions.

Will you be in compliance?

When installed and operated according to the manufacturer's instructions, a groundwater monitoring system meets the federal leak detection requirements for new and existing USTs. Operation of a groundwater monitoring system at least once each month fulfills the requirements for the life of a tank. Groundwater monitoring can also be used to detect leaks in piping.

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