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Protecting the Drinking Water You Provide A Guide for Owners and Operators of Gas Stations. New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission. What’s in this guide?. Why is this guide important?. Transient Non-Community (TNC) Water System = Public Water System

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Protecting theDrinking Water You Provide

A Guide for Owners and Operators of Gas Stations

New England Interstate WaterPollution Control Commission

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What’s in

this guide?

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Why is this guide important?

  • Transient Non-Community (TNC) Water System = Public Water System
    • Drinking water well on the premises
    • Well provides water to 25 people or more per day for more than 60 days.
    • Point of Access
      • Faucet in a Restroom
      • Beverages Prepared with Water
      • Preparing food
    • Other examples of TNC include: campgrounds, motels, conveniences stores, rest areas, restaurants, golf courses
what are the responsibilities of a tnc water system owner or operator
What are the Responsibilities of a TNC Water System Owner or Operator?
  • Register
  • Test
  • Report
  • Inspect
  • Maintain and Keep Records
  • Ask
what testing is required and what testing is strongly recommended
What Testing is Required and What Testing is Strongly Recommended?

Required:

  • Bacteria
  • Nitrates/Nitrites

Recommended:

  • Volatile Organic

Compounds

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What if testing indicates contamination in a well?

Report to state and follow their instructions

Those may include:

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER

Notify your employers and customers

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How can a well be protected from fuel contamination?

  • Check your System!
  • Prevent Leaks During a Fuel Delivery!
  • Keep Customers and Employees Aware!
how can a well be protected from other sources of contamination
How can a well be protected from other sources of contamination?
  • Know exactly where well is located
  • Ensure it is protected from damage by cars, snowplows
  • Avoid excessive use of pesticides, fertilizers
  • Move dumpsters and other unrelated equipment away from the well
  • Slope area around the well to keep runoff away.
  • Store and dispose of hazardous chemicals properly.
  • Do not dispose of petroleum products down septic system or floor drain connected to dry well or septic system
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What if fuel is spilled on the ground?

  • Immediately absorb and cleanup the fuel.
  • Contact state if you observe:
    • Sheen on nearby surface water
    • Exceeds amount that state must be notified
  • Also:
    • Be alert for fuel vapors
    • Be alert for any unusual operating conditions
  • Note that state includes tank and drinking water programs!!
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Questions?

New England Interstate WaterPollution Control Commission