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Service stations are considered an essential community facility in any developed society. However they can pose a significant potential pollution risk to the stormwater system.
The varied activities of a service station, including a mechanical workshop, carwash, and refuelling pump, use petroleum products, oils, grease, solvents and detergents on a daily basis. These pollutants can be easily transported by clean water and discharged into stormwater drains.
Service stations can pose contamination risks to water resources through:
Petrol stations with the following defects:
Uncovered fuel pumps