We put a lot of time and effort into spill prevention. It’s vital that we protect the communities we serve by ensuring a clean and safe environment.
At Stewart’s Shops we care about contamination.
Contamination can migrate over time and won’t stop at property boundaries, meaning ground contamination can impact our neighbors and wildlife. In addition to environmental protection, we know that if you’re contaminating the ground then you’re losing the product you intend to sell and can lead to high costs for cleanup. We feel with all the things at risk, it’s worth the investment to put maximum effort into compliance and maintenance.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – Benjamin Franklin
We have a high standards when it comes to inspections, regulations, and maintenance.
We take compliance very seriously. It shows we are committed to our neighborhoods, increases trust with regulators, and it’s the right thing to do.
All our gas tanks are double walled, and our pipes are multilayered for protection.
If a tank does leak, a series of things will happen:
- An alert will go off immediately (uses a line leak detector).
- The pump underground will shut off automatically.
- The partners in the shop and our Gas Marketing Team are informed.
These are just a few safety precautions we take in order to prevent contamination.