Underground Gas Station Tank Maintenance

Reco Biotechnology’s vacuum truck services can remove Underground Storage Tank bottoms (water and sediment) from your system. Water can accumulate in the bottom of your underground gas station tank from condensation or can infiltrate the system a couple different ways. Water in your tank means down time and no fuel sales.

What Qualifies as an Underground Gas Storage Tank?

As defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an underground storage tank system is a tank or combination of tanks and connected underground piping having at least ten percent of their overall volume below grade. While federal Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations only cover UST systems containing petroleum products or other hazardous substances, it’s important to contact your local authority to ensure your UST meets any requirements beyond the federal minimum.


Why Should I Have My Underground Gas Station Tank Maintained?

In addition to the tank and associated piping, your UST system has pumps, valves, meters and filters through which the fuel flows on its way to being dispensed at the pump. These components are all finely tuned and calibrated, and are expensive to replace.

Having your tanks maintained every year or two constitutes a basic preventative maintenance program that can help you avoid costly repairs. Routine safety checks performed by your service provider can catch any symptoms of trouble such as low flow, foul-smelling or strangely colored fuel, or contaminated tank bottom samples. Any of these symptoms should trigger a call to the experts at Reco Biotechnology for tank bottom removal.

Reco Biotechnology has been servicing USTs in Central Virginia since 1996 and has a fleet of high-powered vacuum trucks ready to work for you. Our expert team can provide you with a fast, friendly, and professional experience!

Our Other Tank Cleaning and Disposal Services

Reco Biotechnology provides other tank services for a wide range of aboveground and underground storage tanks. All rinse waters are removed from the site for proper disposal.

How to Use Our Tank Cleaning & Disposal Services

Contact the waste management team at Reco Biotechnology today to ask about our tank maintenance & disposal services. We would love to talk to you about our services and what we can do to help! Be sure to review our forms available for download:

Let us know when you need tank cleaning and disposal services, or other vacuum truck pumping and disposal services, by Contacting Us today!

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Full Service Soil Remediation

We use bioremediation to successfully treat soil contaminated with a variety of petroleum fuels. Upon completion, soils are certified to below regulatory levels and can be re-used in construction and land restoration projects.

Vacuum Truck Pumping & Cleaning Services

Our hi-tech vacuum trucks are custom built and designed to meet the most challenging service needs. They easily handle removal and transport of liquids, sludge and a variety of fuels for recycling at our Richmond, VA facility.

Waste Water & Sludge Treatment

Our EPA certified Centralized Waste Treatment (CWT) facility in Richmond, VA can handle industrial waste water from manufacturing plants, chemical plants, power companies, military bases, food processors and others.

Waste & Fuel Drum Processing

Our drum processing unit handles a wide variety of containerized wastes and recyclable fuels, gasoline, and petroluem/water mixtures. Materials can be contained in drums, totes or other D.O.T containers for pickup or drop off at our Central VA facility.

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