Check your oil tank to prevent pollution

carry out regular maintenance checks to avoid environmental damage from fuel spillages this winter.

We’re urging owners of domestic oil tanks to carry out regular maintenance checks to avoid environmental damage from fuel spillages this winter.


Leaked fuel causes far-reaching damage to the environment – it can kill plants, harm wildlife, pollute rivers and contaminate drinking water.


Fuel loss can also leave homeowners facing the cost of replacing oil as well as potentially having to pay thousands of pounds to clean up an oil spill.


According to Huw Jones, Environment Team Leader:


“Domestic heating oil can seriously impact the environment and many spillages can easily be avoided by regularly checking tanks and their pipework and keeping them well maintained.”

Guidance on the Oil Storage Regulations for Wales can be found here.

Source: NRW 26th November 2021