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Albino Barrozo


USTs have a life expectancy of 20 years.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 60% of all USTs leak or will leak.

Leaks can occur in either the tank itself or in the piping system connecting the tank to the home.

Most leaks re very small making them hard to detect.

While most leak are very small, they often go unnoticed for many years causing impact to the soil, and groundwater around the home.

Connecticut currently does not regulate residential USTs.

Homeowners are responsible for the cleanup costs if contamination occurs.

Some local ordinances have banned the installations of USTs.

The local fire marshall generally has jurisdiction over local UST codes.

Maintaining your UST doesn’t have to be expensive, if done before a leak occurs.




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