Service Stations

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:

  • leakage of fuels from storage facilities, especially those located within single-walled underground tank systems
  • spillage of engine coolant, fuel, hydraulic fluid, lubricants or solvents on the forecourt areas
  • inappropriate containment or disposal of wastes such as car parts, batteries, tyres and fluids derived from mechanical servicing
  • wastewater disposal from vehicle wash facilities.
Petrol stations
Non Compliant sites

Petrol stations with the following defects:

  • Canopy drip line that does not allow for the 10 degree inset
  • Fuel hose line that reaches outside the drip line
  • Fuel bowsers that have no canopy
  • Defective Oil/Water plate separator (Sewer connected)

SPEL manufacture and supply SPEL Puraceptor & SPEL Stormceptor which are effective at capturing hydrocarbon. They are easy to install and require little maintenance.

product selection


A full retention separator to treat all flows, with two chambers, a coalescer and an automatic closure device.


A horizontally configured, two-chamber Stormwater Quality Improvement Device, equipped with a gravity enhancing coalescer unit. Offline version available.


A combination of the Stormceptor and Puraceptor functions and features in the one, easy to install, treatment device.

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