Environment Agency: Please check your heating oil tank campaign 2013

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Dear Sir/ Madam,

 Environment Agency: Please check your heating oil tank campaign 2013

Geoscience Logo April 2013

I am writing to you concerning a new campaign we are running at the Environment Agency on heating oil tank pollution incidents as we have been experiencing a number of spills recently especially from smaller domestic tanks.

I would be grateful if you could raise the awareness to all your parishioners and residents about this matter before the winter sets in as failures of heating oil tanks and associated pipe work happen most often during the cold snap.

The consequences to groundwater and rivers for that matter can be devastating. Groundwater is at risk from these failures and the poster attached explains our campaign for the winter 2013 period which we hope you can share.

I would be grateful if this message could go on local notice boards, parish websites, forward by email or local parish magazines to reach as many people as possible.

Two colour formats are attached – PDF and jpeg image of the poster, both A4 size but can be resized. Also attached is a B&W A5 landscape version with no photo.

We have also put this on Twitter:


If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Please feel free to forward this email on to anyone else with an interest.

I would be very grateful for your assistance with this.

Many thanks


Steve Brown

Technical Specialist (Hydrogeology)

Midlands Geoscience

Tewkesbury Office

Environment Agency, West Area, Midlands

( Internal:    7 22 4433

( External:  +44 (0)1684 864433

( Mobile:    07710903289

* e mail:    steve.brown@environment-agency.gov.uk

SThe Environment Agency’s “Groundwater Protection: Policy and Practice (GP3)”,  sets out how we manage and protect groundwater resources and our plans for the future:



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