What it contains

This fact sheet provides guidance on how businesses that store or handle liquids can prevent liquid leaks and spills from entering the environment.Taking preventative steps helps you manage your legal responsibilities by preventing harm to the environment and human health and save money. Refer to the Liquid storage and handling guideline (EPA publication 1698) for more information on secondary containment including design considerations, guidance on assessing the volume, and material selection.

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Publication number
Best practice; Contaminated environments; Guideline; Leaks and spills; Spills and leaks; Water; Liquid storage and handling
Number of pages
Release date
27 June 2018

Reviewed 13 October 2023