If you are a homeowner with a heating oil tank, you will be pleased to learn about a FREE program initiated by the heating oil dealers of Washington State that offers valuable protection.
The Heating Oil Pollution Liability Insurance Agency, or PLIA, provides homeowners with up to $60,000 of liability insurance in the unlikely event of a tank failure. The program is free to all homeowners with active heating oil tanks in Washington State, as long as they have registered with PLIA at (800) 822-3905.
Here's how it works.
Residential heating oil tanks are exempted from Washington State Department of Ecology regulations. However, even though heating oil is non-toxic, has no carcinogens and is biodegradable, if a spill or leak is extensive, the Department of Ecology may require clean-up.
The Heating Oil Pollution Liability Insurance Program would then cover clean-up costs. Coverage includes up to $60,000 per occurrence, per site, per year (costs covered by homeowners or other insurance are not included). Clean-up costs are covered for your property plus a third partyís property, with up to $1,500 for property damage restoration for each.
Tank replacement is not covered.
All active heating oil tanks in Washington State that have been registered with the Pollution Liability Insurance Agency. And the best part is Ė itís FREE!
Want to know more?
Call the Pollution Liability Insurance Agency at 800-822-3905 or visit www.plia.wa.gov.
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