Natick RUST Remediation Program
The Natick Residential Underground Storage Tank (RUST) Program was a first of its kind residential portfolio remedial action. Through a special fund provided by the U.S. EPA, MA DEP and Massachusetts Office of Community Development, grants were established to assist over 500 homeowners, with the removal of their heating oil UST and resulting contamination issues. The fund limited the potential exposure of any individual homeowner by funding remedial action over an established cap. The program was meant to serve as a prototype project for numerous communities in similar situations across the nation. As prime contractor under the direction of the project engineer Whitman & Howard, Sealand Enviro managed the program, which included UST removal at over 500 home sites and remedial action to regulatory standards at approximately 200 sites. Each site was restored to its original condition. Many sites required extensive property restoration including foundations, driveways, decks, etc. Sealand Enviro played an integral role in community relations and progress updates.