Underground Storage Tanks

Underground storage tanks at Princeton are subject to EPA and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) regulations.

The University removed the majority of underground storage tanks in the 1990s. The ones that remain are regularly inspected and tested by Princeton University Facilities. The NJDEP conducts an independent inspection every five years.

Underground storage tanks have internal monitoring systems that alarm for notification in the event of a leak. If a problem is suspected, contact Facilities or EHS immediately.

Learn more about Federal EPA regulations for underground storage tanks »


Eric Emery
Environmental Engineer
MacMillan Building