Emergency response required for undetermined fuel release

A major waste management services company providing solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to homes, communities, business and industry, required emergency aid for a fuel spill that occurred at its vehicle maintenance shop and which was being released into a containment pond. It looked to USFilter's Hydrocarbon Services team to provide round-the-clock monitoring with booms set up for complete containment and a vacuum truck on-site to skim the surface for fuel recovery...

WARRENDALE, PA, Sept. 27, 2005 -- This major waste management services company, which provides solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to homes, communities, business and industry, required emergency response to an undetermined fuel release that occurred at the vehicle maintenance shop and was being released into a containment pond.

Solution
The customer looked to USFilter's Hydrocarbon Services team to provide round-the-clock monitoring with booms set up for complete containment and a vacuum truck on-site to skim the surface for fuel recovery. This contain and recovery project lasted for six days until the source of the fuel release was discovered and resolved. The USFilter field service team provided appropriate response and documentation for the customer to present to the lead regulatory agency to provide evidence for all activities and remedies provided to ensure proper closure for the release.

Results
USFilter met this customer's expectations with the following results:
• Emergency services on-site within 30 minutes of the initial call
• Skilled and experience personnel for response to the spill
• Maintained communication with customer at all times to provide notification of the procedures and protocols associated with the spill response
• Customer provided with all appropriate documentation and written reports upon project completion

Based in Warrendale, Pa., with offices and installations around the world, USFilter (www.usfilter.com) is a $1.2 billion water company with 5,800 experienced professionals dedicated to delivering cost-effective, reliable water and wastewater treatment systems and services. It's a unit of Germany's Siemens A.G.

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