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Festival Champion

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The Nova Scotia Department of Environment is proud to be the Festival Champion for the 2013 Growing Green Festival! Their display at our street fair will focus on oil tank safety, as home heating oil is so prevalent in our area and as oil tank spills cause significant environmental damage. Spills are avoidable, so come down to King St. on August 17th to learn how to make sure yours is safe and spill free! There will be two fiberglass oil tanks on display at the street fair. One will be painted at the street fair as a community art project, so come and add your own brushstrokes! This oil tank will then be given away in a drawing, so make sure you enter! The second oil tank will be painted by an artist from our community during the street fair, then given away to a non-profit organization chosen by the Department of the Environment. If you would like your organization to be considered, contact Elisabeth Bailey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


A message from the Department of the Environment:


Oil tanks can store heating oil safely for several years if they are installed correctly and if you take proper care of them. If you use an oil tank, you need to check the outside of the tank for rust or signs of damage; protect the tank from weather, plants and anything else that might damage it; and have your heating system and oil filters checked each year by a certified company.


For more information, and a homeowner checklist to help you do an oil tank system check-up of your tank, check out our Homeowners Guide