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Fuel or Pollution Spills

Home Heating Oil Tank leaks

While only about 10% of reported oil spills and pollution in a neighbourhood originate from home heating fuel tanks, a few simple actions can help prevent them altogether!

The first line of defense to prevent fuel leaks is to periodically inspect your fuel tank for any possible leaks.

For more helpful ideas about home oil tanks, see Home Heating Oil Tanks: what you should knowPDF document.

If Saanich's Public Works crews are called out due to an oil tank spill, any clean up and investigative costs are charged back to the homeowner.

In case of a Spill or Leak

  • Contain the spill as close to the source as possible.
  • Don't flush oil spills into a house or municipal drain.
  • Call the Emergency Management BC Coordination Centre - 1-800-663-3456.
  • Contact your insurance company as soon as possible for clarification about your policy.

Contact numbers:

  • Emergency Management BC Coordination Centre - 1-800-663-3456
  • Saanich Fire Department - 250-475-6111
  • Saanich Public Works (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) 250-475-5599
  • Saanich Public Works (4:30 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) 250-475-6190

Other Pollution Spills to Land or Water in Saanich

If you encounter other types of spills or polluting substances to land or water, on road surfaces, or into storm drains, please call:

  • Saanich Public Works (between 8:00am and 4:30pm) 250-475-5599
  • Saanich Public Works (between 4:30pm and 8:00am) 250-475-6190

Saanich Public Works crews will investigate the possible spill, help to control pollution and report the spill to the Emergency Management BC Coordination Centre.

Last modified: December 12, 2012