Convenience Store Facility - Georgia

Value of Project: $375,000

Scope: Petroleum Remediation and Risk Based Corrective Action

The site/facility was a convenience store until 2003. Petroleum impacted soils and free-phase product (gasoline) was discovered during Underground Storage Tank (UST) closure activities. Several remedial strategies/technologies to remediate the petroleum release were implemented by other consulting firms over the years; however, all were unsuccessful in achieving the remedial goals for this site.

Maxis worked closely with the client and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to develop a remedial plan that would abate petroleum impact to soil and groundwater beneath the site to acceptable levels. The plan was implemented while working around the following site constraints: limited work space, treatment water discharge issues (an on-site wastewater system had to be designed and installed because no storm/sanitary sewer was available), and noise concerns associated with an adjacent residential property. Ultimately, Maxis installed a dual-phase extraction (DPE) system to abate adsorbed-phase, dissolved-phase and free-phase hydrocarbons at this site.

Maxis continues to provide operation and maintenance services for the DPE system with no “out-of-pocket” costs to the client through the use of the Georgia Underground Storage Tank (GUST) Trust Fund two-party check program. Instead of paying us directly and waiting (sometimes up to 9 months) for reimbursement from GUST Trust Fund, we afford our client the opportunity to use their cash/capital for their business and operational interests.