Madison Borough has doubled its fuel capacity for both unleaded and diesel with the purchase and installation of a new 8,000 gallon Above Ground Storage Tank (AST) for diesel fuel. The existing split-fuel tank is being converted in-place to become a dedicated, 8000 gallon unleaded gasoline tank.
The new tank will replace the current single, Above Ground Storage Tank (AST) that is configured to contain 4,000 gallons of unleaded gas and 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel. Superstorm Sandy exposed a weakness in municipal operations in that certain extreme events can stress the borough’s ability to ensure emergency services vehicles and backup generators are kept operational.
The new tank has been purchased as a means of ensuring municipal and emergency services operation can continue uninterrupted.
Future planned improvements to the borough’s fueling operations include a canopy over both tanks to increase their operational life and reduce required maintenance, better lighting for nighttime fueling, a fuel filtration system for the diesel fuel and improved access to the dispenser.