Had an emergency in the village today. External oil tank “sprang a leak” with 1800 litres of heating fuel gently leaking into the garden. The owner phoned me for help and my response (as nearly always) let’s contact the Pompiers. (actually I phoned the Maire first, to advise him)
Cannot fault anyone’s response. We had all sorts of machines/equipment arrive. Local Brigade as well as Perigueux (Pollution & Environment “big boys”). The Maire and the two Cantonniers turned up to help as well.
Despite the sweltering heat, they all worked tirelessly to minimise any pollution to the underground waters. The whole thing was fascinating to watch.
Four and a half hours later - and the situation is finally stable.
Advice from the Pompiers. Folk should check their tanks for signs of wear/stress etc. In any signs - get it changed immediately.