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8 tips for creating secondary containment systems

Secondary containment: Regs say you have to have it. Here are eight ways to achieve it!


1. Use Containment Pallets and Decks

Instant, portable containment for drums, totes and other containers


2. Build Cement Berms

Customized permanent structures ideal for tank containment outdoors


3. Install Flexible Barriers

Secondary containment berms that you can drive over with forklifts and carts


4. Create Slopes

Sloped secondary containment areas in parking lots or facilities channel and contain liquids so they can be collected or vacuumed


5. Construct Retention Ponds

Use as a BMP for Stormwater compliance or as secondary containment in or outside of a facility. Check reg requirements before building


6. Build Earthen Berms

Low-cost and quickly constructed, but easily contaminated by spills, requiring remediation or replacement


7. Use Double-Walled Tanks and Equipment

The second wall contains the spill if a leak occurs


8. Deploy Collapsible Containment

Portable, flexible containment pools that are quick to deploy, with fold-down walls that allow vehicle access


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