Monitoring Well Installation & Testing
Any petrochemical storage site (not just service stations) which has an Underground Storage Tank must have Groundwater Monitoring Wells installed and monitored by 01 June 2011, as required by New South Wales EPA.
The person responsible for a UPSS (usually the owner/operator) is required to have in place per NSW EPA UPSS regulations:
- a system for detecting and monitoring leaks;
- groundwater monitoring wells at sensitive locations and a program to test them;
- an Environment Protection Plan for the facility;
- systems in place for record keeping, reporting of leaks and notifying the local council when a UPSS is decommissioned.