One of our winter season projects was completed this week with the removal of a 300 gallon storage tank for diesel fuel and was replaced with a 1,000 gallon tank.
Above is Equipment Manager, Jim Allison, beginning the preparations to remove the old tank.
With the larger tank, we needed to re-position the containment well. Here on the left is Foreman, Gaudencio Rodriquez, and Second Assistant Superintendent, Dave Smith, adding crush and run stone for the base layer.
On Thursday of this week, the containment tank was delivered and set-in place.
Above, our staff is help guiding the containment well into place.
Next we attached the 1,000 gallon, double-walled tank to the front bucket of our backhoe. On the left is staff member, Jose Rodriquez, and on the right is Dave Smith helping move the tank to its final resting place.
We used the backhoe arm to lift the tank into the containment well.
The fuel tank is in place and ready to be filled. This 1,000 gallon tank was donated by Green Committee Member, Mr. Kevin Shegog. With the larger tank, we can negotiate a lower price for fuel and also save on delivery charges througout the year.
When the weather warms in the spring, we will paint the new containment well and all our fuel storage tanks.