FAQ’s

Are these systems EPA approved?

Yes, the farm containment systems are acceptable for use as containment of oil and petroleum products.  We have been in the containment business since 1988 and our containment systems are known for quality, durability and are built to last.

 

What are the environmental requirements for secondary containment systems?

The EPA's Title 40: Protection of Environment, Part 112 - Oil Pollution Prevention, mandates that the containment volume be equal to the largest container, plus an annual 25yr/24hr rainfall amount (for your region), plus an additional volume occupied by other tanks within the containment volume. 

State level fire codes also require various clearance distances from the edge of containment wall and ALL containers. Contact your local fire authorities for requirements in your state.

 

Can I Get Help from the USDA to Plan and Finance My Secondary Containment System?

  • Are you an agricultural producer?
  • Does your business need to get in compliance with EPA/SPCC regulations regarding oil and fuel spill prevention?
  • Do you need help planning or financing your secondary containment system?

Many companies across the United States are answering yes to these questions, so the Department of Agriculture has developed an initiative that will help agricultural producers in eight states comply with the EPA's Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Program. The goal of this pilot initiative is to provide the technical and financial assistance necessary to help companies develop secondary containment systems that will prevent and mitigate fuel and oil spills on their operations. 

Click here for more information.

 

Are the farm containment systems engineered?

Yes. If you have special needs for your system, we have professional engineers on staff who can design a system to meet your specific requirements.


How long does it take to install a containment system? Can I do the installation myself?

The length of time for installation depends on how big of a system you plan to install.  Dura Life Containment Systems are easy to install using standard tools.


Can you supply me with drawings?

Yes, we can supply you with product specific drawings for the regulatory agency or for your files.

 

What does a system cost?

To provide an accurate cost, we will need to know what shape the system will be, what type of system you want, and how much space you have available.  We would be happy to provide you with a free no obligation quote that we can fax, mail or email to you.
 

Do you have liners available for inside the secondary containment system?

Yes, we have liners available and can fit the liner to the dimension that you need for your system.


Does sunlight damage the liners? Do the liners need to be covered?

The liners are all U.V. protected and will not break down from the sunlight.


What shapes do you have?

The most common shapes can be found under On-Farm Systems on this website.  We also offer custom shapes to meet your needs.


How do you get rainwater out of the containment system?

Install a sump pump in one corner of the containment system. Then, when preparing the subgrade make a gradual slope to one corner of the containment system so the water can pool and the sump can remove the water.