Fuel Tanks At Old School Being Removed; Groundwater Monitoring Well To Be Installed

August 9, 2019

A groundwater monitoring well will be installed and two old fuel tanks removed from the site of a former school bus fueling area in Century using grant dollars.

The property, about one-third of an acre in size, is located directly off Hecker Road, at the southeastern entrance to the former Century High School. The small parcel is still owned by the Escambia County School District.

Ground penetrating radar has been used to locate the underground fuel tanks. A small building on the site will be demolished. A diesel pump located inside the building will be removed and donated to the Alger Sullivan Historical Society

A groundwater monitoring well will be installed in the right of way along Hecker Road just outside the property.

“We have residents that still have well water,” said town council member Ben Boutwell, who said the monitoring well is an important step.

Town Planner Debbie Nickeles said all of the testing on the property so far has come back clean, and monitoring well will make sure no contaminants are outside the property.

The environmental site assessment is being funded with a 2016 EPA Brownfields Assessment grant the town received in 2016.

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6 Responses to “Fuel Tanks At Old School Being Removed; Groundwater Monitoring Well To Be Installed”

  1. Florida logger on August 9th, 2019 10:52 pm

    A well well hope nobody falls in it cause lassie long gone now she can’t get help timmie

  2. David Huie Green on August 9th, 2019 1:18 pm

    “…was this fuel tank leaking?”

    Nothing here says the tanks were leaking.

    There was probably some spillage when fueling.

    David for clean water

  3. cute on August 9th, 2019 12:47 pm

    I love the bird nest in the post to the right of the Pump. Must not have been too toxic.

  4. Oversight on August 9th, 2019 6:45 am

    In my opinion, this is 100% the school district’s responsibility. They owned it, used it, and abandoned it.

  5. X on August 9th, 2019 1:59 am

    Seems like good news.

  6. Marvin on August 9th, 2019 1:37 am

    So Who was this fuel tank leaking? And if so little more needs to be done then just a monitoring well.

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