West Covina : City to Replace Fuel Tanks

The city will spend $500,000 to remove its underground fuel tanks and put in new ones that will meet new federal regulations, the City Council has decided.

The council voted 4 to 0 Monday to approve plans for the project, and authorized the city engineer to seek bids. Councilman Steve Herfert was absent.

Federal regulations require that all underground fuel storage tanks be replaced with double-walled tanks by Jan. 1, 1998, said Tom Parker, West Covina maintenance supervisor. The new tanks must have a sensor that monitors for leaks.

The city’s 10 underground fuel tanks will be removed. But not all will be replaced, leaving the city with six after the revamping, Parker said.