Tanks a lot

Councilman Jay Wenk announced to the Woodstock Town Board on August 12 that the first of six remaining underground fuel oil tanks is out of the ground. Frustrated that these 50-year-old tanks in the Bearsville Flats development could leak and contaminate the precious aquifer that supplies much of the main hamlet, Wenk launched a program called “Do you dig it?” to raise the $6,300 to remove the tanks. Wenk was able to raise $4,800 through donations from townsfolk. One homeowner agreed to remove the tank himself. The rest of the money came from RUPCO and Habitat . . .

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