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Oil Tank Safety - Vermont's New Regulations and You

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Oil Tank Service

Even though we've been reminding everyone about Vermont's new rules for above ground oil tanks since last summer, we know there's still a lot of confusion about what it all means.

Basically, the regulations now require that all above ground heating oil and kerosene tanks be inspected every three years to ensure they are in safe operating condition. The key compliance questions we seek to answer during these inspections are:

• Is the tank itself in good shape? (There are no leaks, drips, pitting, rust, dents, cracks or corrosion)

Efficiency Success Story

We've been Co-op members since 2012. In 2005 after using 1,823 gallon of heating oil and five cords of wood for heat and hot water we set out on a long-term effort to bring our energy use under control. Since 2005 we've added insulation in the attic, basement and walls, sealed air leaks, installed a solar hot water system, switched from cord wood to pellets, added foam insulation in the basement, hosted four solar trackers from AllEarth Renewables and purchased two cold-climate heat pumps and a heat pump water heater from the Energy Co-op.

Chuck & Gaye
Jericho, Vermont

Friendly Staff

Every time I call the Energy Co-op, I’m greeted by a friendly staff member who really takes their time explaining things to me. I never feel like they’re in a rush – talking to me is what’s most important to them. And I always end up learning something about my energy consumption. They definitely want to help me improve it, and I’m grateful for that.

Carrie A.
Montpelier, Vermont

A Good Option for Fuel Oil

The Energy Co-op of Vermont is always a good option for fuel oil. Check out the SMART CHOICE plan.You can lock in your price and if it goes lower, you get the lower price.

Daniel S.
Underhill, Vermont