Risks of home oil heating spills examined at forum

Aging oil tanks and accessories, if not properly maintained, can lead to catastrophic damages to local fish, wildlife

Victoria-Swan Lake MLA Rob Fleming and Saanich South MLA Lana Popham host a community forum Feb. 5 to examine the risks of home heating oil spills to homeowners and the environment when aging tanks and accessories fail.

A recent report from the Partnership for Water Sustainability found that more than 13,000 homes constructed in the Capital Regional District prior to 1992 had oil heating.

Aging oil tanks and accessories, if not properly maintained, can lead to catastrophic damages to local fish and wildlife in waterways and pose significant clean-up costs for property owners and local governments.

The forum is at Spectrum Community School, 957 Burnside Rd. West, beginning at 7 p.m.

For further information, please email: amber.nash2@leg.bc.ca.