Dangerous Tank Covers
Another example of a dangerous tank cover. This system services an old camp in Alton Bay NH and has not been maintained in many years. The deteriorated tank cover is 3 inches below grade and in the middle of the front walkway.
Old deteriorated tank covers such as the one shown below are a real hazards and exist in many older homes and camps in New Hampshire. It’s extremely important that these tanks are found, evaluated and the proper covers installed on them for safety. The tank picture above was a 500 gallon concrete tank and could have been an entrapment hazard had I not discovered it during my NH septic inspection. Fortunately this system, although older, was working and no other problems were discovered during the evaluation. My recommendation was to pump the tank and install a new secured cover.